Will Luers

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Two works by Will Luers:

About 217 Views of the Tokaido Line(2011; video, text, sound; 6min video loop)

217 Views of the Tokaido Line, a six-minute video loop with generative haiku, is a "digital journal" of traveling Japan on the Tokaido train line (Kyoto-Tokyo). Working against the implicit linearity of the journey (the forward motion of the train) image and text fragments foreground nonlinear processes: loops, speed changes, reversals, spatial montage and random retrieval. The great Japanese travel artists (Basho, Hiroshige and Soseki) are used as models and sources for atomizing experience into discrete and ephemeral jolts of time.

Bee Curious (2007; poetic text and video; 2min)

An encounter on my windshield, along with the thoughts that such ephemeral moments bring about when captured on
video. Alfred Jarry's philosophy of  'Pataphysics (a science of the particular, rather that of the general) reminds us of the near
infinite "particulars" in daily life that are available to the artist-researcher.

About the author of the pieces:

Will Luers is a visiting professor at the Creative Media & Digital Culture program at Washington State University, Vancouver where he teaches multimedia authoring, video production and mobile app design. His current research and artistic interests are in database narratives, remix video and the multimedia book.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License

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