Projection onto Historic Alma Schooner

A collaboration between ENGAGE at CCA and We Players
December 7, 2013, 6:00–7:00 pm

SF Maritime National Historical Park | 2905 Hyde St. | San Francisco 94109

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Free and open to the public

More info: Ben Wood, benwood@alum.mit.edu, 415.515.8390

ENGAGE at CCA students from the interdisciplinary studio course Locative Media, taught by faculty member Benjamin Wood, culminate the semester with a video projection onto the sails of the 120-year-old Alma, a wooden-hulled scow schooner built in 1891, which is situated at the San Francisco Maritime historic pier on Hyde Street.

CCA students will beam their projectors onto the sails of the Alma schooner to reveal the unique video works.

Based loosely on the poem "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," and using one-of-a-kind material retrieved from filmmaker Craig Baldwin's vault, this will be a one-off event and solo opportunity to witness projection and maritime worlds collide with past and future.

About the Locative Media Course

Combining digital video production and onsite projection techniques, the emerging practice of projection offers media makers the opportunity to directly insinuate their work within architectural space, its objects, and surroundings.

Students learn essential software techniques and gain practical experience setting up projections in unique locations.

In connection with this media component, students conduct a series of urban research experiments designed to introduce multiple methods of critical investigation and engagement for their selected areas of projection.

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