Unknown Territories

Roderick Coover

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THE ALTERED SHORELINES PROJECTS

ESTUARIES
Interactive Landscape
Join Roderick Coover on a comparative exploration of shorelines of the Delaware Estuary in the eastern USA and the Kent County Coast including the Thames Estuary in the UK.

THE CHEMICAL MAP
Interactive Map
This map indicating over 200 active petro-chemical industries and clea-up sites in the Delaware Estuary. Available in open source (Druple) and through Google Maps.

TOXICITY. Combinatory Film. In Progress.View Sample

SHORELINES. Photographic Series. In Progress.
Features large prints, backlit images and photo essays.

ALTERED SHORELINES, The book. In Progress.

 

THE UNKNOWN TERRITORIES PROJECTS

VOYAGE INTO THE UNKNOWN
Interactive Landscape. Join John Wesley Powell on the 1869 exploring expedition of the uncharted waters of the Colorado River.

CANYONLANDS:
Documentary Film and Interactive Cinemascape
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Follow the writings of Edward Abbey, whose books such as Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang transformed how people thought about the arid American West, and return to landscapes he once wrote about.

CANYONLANDS: Edward Abbey and the Great American Desert Documentary Film.

CANYONLANDS: EDWARD ABBEY IN THE GREAT AMERICAN DESERT Interactive cinemascape.

ABOUT UNKNOWN TERRITORIES

 

THE CATASTROPHE TRILOGY (KATASTROFETRILOGIEN).
Video and Installation Video Loops
This cross-cultural trilogy by artist Roderick Coover and writer Scott Rettberg calls upon histories of deadly volcanic ash, great floods, and the plague to tell stories of present day longing, anxiety, and environmental change.

 

THREE RAILS LIVE

THREE RAILS LIVE (2013) is a combinatory narrative film designed for installation by Roderick Coover, Scott Rettberg and Nick Montfort. Running continuously, the system never generates the same narrative in the same order twice, but nevertheless produces a coherent holistic story of a man's late search for meaning among the detritus of his life and environment.

 

DOCUMENTARY, ETHNOGRAPHY AND SPATIAL PROJECTS

VERITE TO VIRTUAL: CONVERSATIONS ON THE FRONTER OF DOCUMENTARY ARTS AND VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 2007.
A documentary DVD that explores ways of building bridges between practices of the social sciences (anthropology, communication), the humanities (philosophy, cultural studies, cinema studies), and the arts (documentary film, interactive media, performance). Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources.

THE LANGUAGE OF WINE: AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF WORK WINE AND THE SENSES. 2007.
An experimental ethnography that explores how terms of winemaking in Bourgogne function to express fundamental life issues and cultural conditions.

CULTURES IN WEBS: HYPERMEDIA AND THE DOCUMENTARY IMAGE. 2003
An interactive CD-ROM. Distributed by Eastgate Systems.

CONCEALED NARRATIVES. 2001.
An interactive web-documentary about the articulation of power through images and story in Ghana.

THE HARVEST. 1999.
An interactive multimedia study of a wine harvest at the vineyards of A&P de Villaine in Bourgogne.

OTHER PROJECTS

Visit the RODERICK COOVER HOMEPAGE for more photo series, film series, interactive projects and books including Switching Codes: Thinking Through Digital Techology In The Humanities And Arts (University of Chicago Press)

 

 
 

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