Split Screen is a weblog dedicated to the art of the split screen and other types of multi-layered visuals.
I'm a big fan of the typical split screen: the frame is divided into two or more areas, and each area shows a different scene or a different view of the same scene, so that multiple images are shown at the same time. More generally, I'm interested in the simultaneous use of multiple layers of imagery - side by side, superimposed, and otherwise visually orchestrated - to add depth and richness in narration, meaning, emotion and representation of time and space.
I'm going to use this weblog to compile a list of split-screen and other many-as-one visuals. I'll be focusing on media based on moving images: movies, TV shows, music videos, commercials, video art, live performance visuals, computational art, video games. Links to video clips will be provided when possible. I might occasionally post about related artforms such as comics, collage and photomontage. I'll also present some of my own experiments in split-screen filmmaking.
If you have ideas and suggestions, in general or about possible topics, please email them to: lossless at gmail dot com.