March 01, 2018

'First Thursdays' lecture to look at 'Vermillion Sands'

Wago Kreider, associate professor in the Department of Radio, Television, and Digital Media, will present a lecture today, March 1, on his current video project.

The lecture is part of “First Thursdays at Three Thirty,” presentations of current research by faculty in the department. The lecture is in Communications Building, Room 1032. The event is free.

Kreider will screen and discuss his video project, an homage to the British science-fiction writer J.G. Ballard’s 1971 short story collection, “Vermillion Sands.”

The video includes imagery shot among the sandstone buttes of Monument Valley in Arizona and Utah, from inside the Haleakala volcanic crater in Hawaii, and above the Alkali Flat dunes of the White Sands in New Mexico.

The soundtrack includes music by Karlheinz Stockhausen, a German composer known for his work in electronic music and the use of controlled chance operations within serial music composition.