montage in film theory is editing. That's it. So it is sequential
rather than simultaneous. There is an informal use of montage which
can mean rapid cutting, but the key thing is it simultaneous, this
*then* this. If it is at the same time then it is collage, but collage
usually implies that the parts are also cut up. Manovich has the term
spatial montage to refer to multiple windows open and overlapping at
the same time. Adrian Miles
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Stephanie Strickland’s Slipping Glimpses uses programming tools to match the text motion to the water's motion. Words come closer and slip further away on the water's currents. How do this wave motion and the background imagery work together? What would happen to the meaning if the background were hot lava or snow falling or sand dunes?
Robert Kendall's Faith provides different motions for different words. How do the motions affect the meaning of the words? Is it what you expect? (Do you expect "logic" to come tumbling down or should "logic" swagger in as if you are wining an argument?
Experiment: On Your Own
time and sequence
Create a comic flip book--with text as well as images.
Cut out words (think about font and format) and move them through the air. Move them slowly, quickly, shakily, upside down. What happens to the connotations and the meaning of the words?
Do basically the same thing as for images, only xerox the pages.
Order these in time sequences.
Can you find plot sequences?
What elements can time bring to the work?
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