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Amy Alexander: “PIGS: Percussive Image Gestural System (Working Title)”

Amy Alexander (UC San Diego): $1,000 for PIGS: Percussive Image Gestural System (Working Title). Mini-Grant.

PIGS is a software/hardware visual instrument that allows for emotive, gestural cinematic performance. PIGS works from the premise that new methods of visual expression can be formed when we think of cinema as fluid and performative, and work beyond traditional cinematic constraints of rectangular images and linear playback. PIGS uses percussion and music as part of its approach to cinematic performance, rather than attempting to directly sound to image.

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