Dr. Chris Caines, Senior Lecturer in the Media Arts & Production Program at UTS, works at the intersection of cinematic practices and transformational new technologies with an interest in what these hybrids can add to the art of storytelling.
Chris' residency was inspired by his belief that the fundamental elements that make up the notion of the University are embodied in its library. He insists the rest of the institutional structure is in a continual process of either disseminating from or adding to the idea of the library.
Chris created three video works during his residency titled Fog Warning, Flowers and Read me first, all accessible through OPUS, the University’s digital repository. Fog Warning takes the most basic cognitive tool, the use of narrative – the fragments of voice that we use in the dialogues that we have with others and the monologues we conduct with ourselves – to depict the elements embodied in the University library. On display in the Library is a digitally printed contact sheet, from the video Fog Warning.