Creating an Experiential Narrative: The Making of Mobilarte

  • Gerda Cammaer


This chapter uses the principles of the Slow Media Manifesto and Roland Barthes’ punctum to contextualise and explain the making of Mobilarte. Shot in the city of Maputo (Mozambique) on an iPad, Mobilarte is an experiential video in three chapters. The video’s narrative is non-verbal: all meaning is created in image and sound with the aim to recreate the actual experience of traveling the city by tuk-tuk and filming the trip on an iPad for the audience. The techniques used to achieve this were applying ideas about change blindness to the visual narrative and linking colour and sound for the audio. The production of the video is explained in detail as an example of mobile video art-making and of Slow Media creation.


Slow media iPad filmmaking Visual narrative 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Image ArtsRyerson UniversityTorontoCanada

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