How will my archive be navigated by others?
I am going to create a documentary-type video about Newgrange. It will contain readings of creative writing pieces about the people who made it, maps, video montages, and still images set to music. I want it to be in the same style as the Spiral Jetty film that was made to accompany Robert Smithson’s creation.
People will watch the video to navigate it.
Materials in archive
|Map of Ireland showing the location||Digital image||Zooming in on the map to show where Newgrange is|
|Images of Newgrange||Digital collage||Voiceover descriptions added|
|Stories of people who made the spirals||Piece of writing||Creative writing piece – excerpts read out in the film|
|Video footage of people making the spirals||Video clips||Videos will be sourced from modern stock footage but made to look like they are the people making the spirals|
|Video of myself making spiral art||Video clips||Clips inserted of real spiral sketches|
|Myth readings and poems||Pieces of writing||Excerpts read out of myths associated with newgrange|
In making a film, the narrative is chosen by me. I can decide the order people must view the final piece. They cannot wander around the archive and decide on their own journey. It is dictated to them. It will allow me to interweave fact and fiction in a convincing way.