Thesis Info

Thesis Title
Imagens e sons em loop: tecnologia e repetição na arte / Images and sounds loops: technology and repetition in art.
Aline Couri Fabião
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Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - ECO/UFRJ
Thesis Supervisor
Andre de Souza Parente
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Department / Discipline
Communications and Culture
Languages Familiar to Author
english, french, spanish
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image, sound, art, technic, culture, technology, repetition
Abstract: 200-500 words
A loop is the repetition of small parts aiming to create meaning or behavior that surpasses its constituent parts. This dissertation begins with the observation of loop’s importance for the contemporary creation and has as objective to analyze the diverse forms of the use of loops, from the work to the words of the artists. The loop becomes important as it exists as a concept, making possible diverse appropriations (that have similarities that allow them to be grouped in this concept), and as tool, also making possible results that are impossible to be reached without its use. Since the mechanization and industrialization occurred in the end of the 19th century, man was able to use techniques (mechanical, electronic or programmed) of repetition that had started to be means of creation. Loop appears with modernity, and more specifically, with the research involving the representation and the suggestion of movement: the optic devices of pre-cinema. They represented actions that could be repeatedly seen, with several images forming one - through the retinal persistence - being the precursors of the cinema. Since then, many works use this technique, in diverse ways in several creation areas of sounds and images. It was constructed a panorama that beyond the works, goes through the reflections and texts of the artists who see in the loop a possibility of construction of new situations and experiences. This study allows the understanding of that use of loop varies in relation to the use (or not) of external inputs or variables in the process of creation of the works. This dissertation deals with the appearance, the consolidation and the development of the loop as tool and as language. The loop allows the use of the technology in art to create original results that in some cases can be varied infinitely.