Exploring tags through videography

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Exploring tags through videography. / Bengtsen, Peter.

In: Lo Squaderno, Vol. 54, 02.12.2019, p. 37-39.

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T1 - Exploring tags through videography

AU - Bengtsen, Peter

PY - 2019/12/2

Y1 - 2019/12/2

N2 - This article focuses on videography as a method for conducting research, as a means of communicating findings about tags and tagging to the public, and an opportunity to re-evaluate previously-collected empirical material.Based on ongoing explorative videographic research, the author discusses how the video medium can be used to go beyond the mere visual representation of tags as singular expressions and elucidate otherwise hidden aspects of both tags (works) and tagging (practice) that may contribute to diversify the widespread perception in the public of these phenomena solely as vandalism.The article further delves into some of the technical aspects of creating a particular video, including overlays that represent the mental process taking place when looking for tags. With a point of departure in this video work, the author lays out how recollections of certain tags that had previously been recorded photographically turned out to be false when images of the works were revisited as part of the video editing. Becoming aware of this is in part interesting because misremembering works might impact the future collection of empirical material, as recollections of previously-found tags influence the researcher when looking for further tags.

AB - This article focuses on videography as a method for conducting research, as a means of communicating findings about tags and tagging to the public, and an opportunity to re-evaluate previously-collected empirical material.Based on ongoing explorative videographic research, the author discusses how the video medium can be used to go beyond the mere visual representation of tags as singular expressions and elucidate otherwise hidden aspects of both tags (works) and tagging (practice) that may contribute to diversify the widespread perception in the public of these phenomena solely as vandalism.The article further delves into some of the technical aspects of creating a particular video, including overlays that represent the mental process taking place when looking for tags. With a point of departure in this video work, the author lays out how recollections of certain tags that had previously been recorded photographically turned out to be false when images of the works were revisited as part of the video editing. Becoming aware of this is in part interesting because misremembering works might impact the future collection of empirical material, as recollections of previously-found tags influence the researcher when looking for further tags.

KW - tagging

KW - graffiti tagging

KW - tags

KW - graffiti tags

KW - graffiti

KW - visual methods

KW - video

KW - videography

KW - video as method

M3 - Article

VL - 54

SP - 37

EP - 39

JO - Lo Squaderno

JF - Lo Squaderno

SN - 1973-9141

ER -