Royal College of Art's Nicola Koller, Matteo Mastandrea and Thomas In his book Postproduction: Culture as Screenplay, Nicholas Bourriaud. Nicolas Bourriaud Postproduction Culture as screenplay: How art French writer and curator Nicolas Bourriaud discusses how, since the early nineties, an ever. By Nicolas Bourriaud, translated by Jeanine Herman In the eighty-eight pages that comprise Postproduction, Nicolas Bourriaud sketches a.


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More careful consideration needs to be given to the ways in which borrowing and amalgamating have been, and can be, a source of cultural innovation; only then will it be possible to reflect on the value of different postproduction approaches and, in turn, answer the question: Or, in other words, how should we post-produce our world?

If one looks closely at this hegemony of borrowing and copying, it becomes apparent that postproduction poses a series of unique challenges for art, design and architecture — challenges which are less to do with what is occurring although this does raise important questions regarding authenticity, reception, authorship and post production nicolas bourriaudand more to do with how it is taking place.

Within the film and media industries, postproduction traditionally meant synching, post production nicolas bourriaud, editing, colour correction, and other procedures performed after principal shooting. With digital technologies, these processes have accelerated substantially; in recent years, postproduction has begun to take over production wholesale.

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Fewer and fewer components actually need to be shot because they are partially or wholly created in postproduction. However, whilst some of these techniques are certainly employed by filmmakers in order to post production nicolas bourriaud scenes that would not be possible in the real world, more often than not the decision to postproduce is in fact driven by economic imperatives.

It is simply cheaper to do it in the machine than on location.

As Hito Steyerl has acknowledged, forms of montage that we are accustomed to in the cinema are derived from economic necessities, despite masquerading as storytelling post production nicolas bourriaud.

To understand that postproduction decisions are invariably led by dominant cultural and economic ideologies is important when considering that today, the vast majority of postproduction acts post production nicolas bourriaud being performed autonomously by machines — from algorithmically generated news stories to auto-enhanced photos.

As spatial designers working in architecture, interior design and stage designwe find this particularly disconcerting.

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Today, urban space is being reframed and remade in a similar mode to film and other art forms. How, then, given the vast amounts of data that punctuate our complex society, might a manual design approach post production nicolas bourriaud with the brute-force approach of automated postproduction with all the information processing such processes entails?

Only by manually understanding the mechanisms post production nicolas bourriaud which machines are reformatting our world can we engage with, and reverse-engineer the status quo.

By breaking down various postproduction techniques into simple diagrams that post production nicolas bourriaud into 3D space, the manual develops a new framework for the analysis and production of architecture. Through this analysis the manual is intended to provide a new reading of contemporary architecture — one that highlights the significance of postproduction, as well as advocates the appropriation and future use of postproduction techniques in architectural design.

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This manual also maps unlikely connections between the realms of art, architecture, filmmaking and society by utilising lexical coincidences. For example, postproduction is a word from the vocabulary of audiovisual practitioners; but it could also be used to refer to an automated world that is post post production nicolas bourriaud after human production.

Likewise, manual can be interpreted as both a document post production nicolas bourriaud instructions or information, as well as relating to something done by hands as opposed to automated means. How Art Reprograms the World, refers to specific artworks made of preexisting works. In fact, in Postproduction, Bourriaud touches on a few crucial themes that are relevant to our research into interdisciplinary and multimedia forms of remix art and theory.


In his short curatorial treatise, Bourriaud informs us that: Creating just-in-time ad hoc networks of feedback and support over the Internet and via underground events such as BYOB Bring Your Own Beamer one night exhibitions are indicative of alternative options for the PP artist to consider when collaborating with their peers on developing an emerging art scene that emanates real-world value.

These emerging scenes are signaling an eclectic mix of new trends including but not limited to: An Exercise in Postproduction Art and Theory: Post production nicolas bourriaud what does it mean to be a PP artist actively engaged in network culture, one who explores issues post production nicolas bourriaud persona, medium, body, instrument, and spontaneity?


Addressing this question by remixing passages from both remixthebook and Postproduction as well as Paul M. Choose twenty phrases that you think may be useful for your forthcoming remix.

Do the same thing with remixthebook and Paul M. Take these sixty phrases post production nicolas bourriaud mash-them up into a manifesto composed of twenty numbered statements.