|Leicester Square Panorama for Robert Barker by Robert Mitchell, 1801(building from 1792)|
- Sir Humphrey Davy, 1801/2 from: The History of the Discovery of Cinematography
This week, invigilate at the City:Assembled Exhibition, read up on Panoramaic Painting (look at the panoramas in Thun, Panorama Mesdag, Panoramania exhibition) Moving panoramas, Daguerre's dioramas, Cycloramas etc.
Read Chapter 2 'City Images and Representational Forms' in the Introduction to M. Christine Boyer's book: "The City of Collective Memory". (The google books preview shows most of this, or it is available in the UCD library).
Also, look at some contemporary ways the city is being visualised - we mentioned Magyar - have a look at his work (and here's a link to a talk on how he made the Stainless film) and see if you can find some other relevant contemporary work. Bring links to it with you next week.
We will meet next Wednesday 4th Feb in Hugh's office at 11am-1pm to discuss all of this with you.
Adam Magyar - Stainless, Alexanderplatz (excerpt), 2011 from Adam Magyar on Vimeo.