Flipper C

(2013)

Home page: Flipper.

Other versions: Flipper AFlipper B.

An audio flipbook of 99 books starting with the letter ‘C’ (NSCAD Library, Halifax, fall 2013). The flipping action is miked closely in order to transpose physical materiality to the sonic realm. Each book’s weight, size, binding affects how a book will flip and consequently the recording. How a book sounds. Sounding a book.

The raw unedited recording is subsequently sliced into 99 parts of equal duration. Each of those parts is then put through a max/msp patch that generates 99 micro-files where the first of these takes the last 1% of the file and piles on the first 1%, then the second takes the second to last 1% and piles it on the first and last 15, and so on. The last file has all the 1% snippets piled on top of each other in the culmination of this process of ever increasing density. So, 99 files processed in such a way generates 9801 files (99 x 99). All of these are then played back in either linear (i.e. sequenced) or randon (i.e. out of sequence) modes. In addition, two other sources are subjected to the same entire process: the album Generic by classic punk band Flipper, and the first episode of the first season of the television show Flipper.

A commission by the Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax.

Recorded by Tom Elliott at the Centre for Art Tapes. Images by Annie Onyi Cheung. Max/msp patch by Christopher Willes.

Civilizing Caliban: The Misuse of Art / Critica dell’Orecchio: observazioni sull’ ideologia della cultura e della musica, in particolare / Color Categories in Thought and Language / Crafts of the North American Indians / Cybertypes, Race, Ethnicity and Identity on the Internet / Creativity / Cassat and Her Circle: Selected Letters / Century of Struggle: The Women’s Right Movement in the United States / Calliope’s Sisters: A Comparative Study of Philosophies of Art / Continental Aesthetics / Creative Report Writing / Creativity in the Arts / Consuming Passions: The Dynamics of Popular Culture / Canadian National Cinema / Criticism and Truth / Country Cabinet Work and Simple City Furniture / Consuming Media: Communication Shopping and Everyday Life / Color for Philosophers / Color: A Philosophical Introduction / Classic Art: An Introduction to the Italian Renaissance / Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art / Cloth and Clothing in Medieval Europe / Conservation and Exhibitions: Packing Transport Storage and Environmental Considerations / Cubism and Its Histories / Concerto for the Left-Hand / Communication Design: Principles Methods and Practice / Collections Management for Museums / Carlo Carra / Creative Time: The Book / Colorfoul Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in 18th Century / Collective Colonialism: Material Culture and Colonial Change / Cultural Rights as Human Rights / Creative Tinkering / Children’s Drawings as Measures of Intellectual Maturity / Cue and Cut: A Practical Approach to Working in Multi-Camera Studios / Carnal Art: Orlan’s Refacing / Critical Essays / Copy Editing / Costume and Featherwork from the Lord of Chad Moore / Chinese Papercuts / Categories of Medieval Culture / Convivial Toolbox: Generative Research for the Front End of Design / Contemporary Aesthetics / Critical Terms for Art History / Camoupedia: A Compedium on Resrarch on Art, Research and Camouflage / Celtic Art / Covering the New Yorker: Cutting-Edge Covers from a Literary Institution / Colored Pencil Painting Bible: Techniques for Achieving Luminous Color and Ultrarealistic Effects / Contemporary Rugs / Cape Dorset Prints: A Retrospective / Computers and their Imagination / Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge / Chance and Reality / Ceramics and Print / Creativity and the Imagination / Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas / Curating Subjects / Coptic Textile Designs / Chinese Calligraphy / Cézanne and American Modernism / Communication by Design: A Study in Corporate Identity / Color and Meaning / Caring for the Future: Report of the Independent Commission on Population & Quality of LIfe / Creative Careers in Museums / Critical Theory After Habermas: Encounters & Departures / Concepts in Art & Education: An Anthology of Current Issues / Community, Art and the State / Creative Batik / Children and their Art: Art Education for Elementary and Middle Schools / Chronophobia: On Time in the Arts of the 1960s / Church Silver of Colonial Virginia / Cybernetics / Calling Cards / Canadian Dreams: The Making and Marketing of Independent Films / Cancer In My Left Ball / Contemporary Design / Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminshing Expectations / Contesting Art: Art, Politics and Identity in the Modern World / Color Theory and Its Application in Art & Design / Coming to Our Senses / Cubism in the Shadow of War / Creative Power: The Education of Youth in the Creative Arts / Crime and Ornament: The Arts and Popular Culture in the Shadow of Adolf Loos / Color Drawing / Canadian Culture: International Dimensions / Chinese Calligraphy: From Pictograph to Ideogram: The History of 214 Essential Chinese/Japanese Characters / Chinese Folk Art / Calder: An Autobiography with Pictures / Contemporary Voices: Works from the UBS Art Collection / Computer Mediated Communication: Social Interaction and the Internet / Conquest and Overlord: The Story of the Bayeux Tapestry and the Overlord Embroidery / Curating Immateriality / Constructing a Sociology of the Arts / Critical Studies in Art & Design Education / Communicating with Rough Visuals / Contemporary Silver / Cosimo de’ Medici and the Florentine Renaissance / Cybernetics, Art and Ideas / Calder: An Autobiography with Pictures /

150 + 166+ 404 + 325 + 169 + 107 + 360 + 405 + 320 + 476 + 428 + 110 + 239 + 338 + 119 + 311 + 228 + 243 + 166 + 294 + 239 + 401 + 266 + 306 + 280 + 207 + 237 + 217 + 285 + 185 + 234 + 125 + 232 + 367 + 448 + 199 + 279 + 331 + 189 + 167 + 347 + 310 + 505 + 364 + 462 + 288 + 256 + 180 + 208 + 304 + 419 + 282 + 249 + 144 + 217 + 307 + 229 + 83 + 70 + 374 + 194 + 320 + 359 + 207 + 351 + 473 + 143 + 96 + 414 + 368 + 112 + 212 + 95 + 250 + 191 + 423 + 447 + 253 + 286 + 334 + 258 + 272 + 292 + 320 + 160 + 251 + 254 + 288 + 263 + 256 + 96 + 282 + 252 + 179 + 144 + 160 + 537 + 205 + 285 = 26428 pages flipped.




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