THE CATASTROPHE TRILOGY (KATASTROFETRILOGIEN).
Video and Installation Video Loops
This cross-cultural trilogy by artist Roderick Coover and writer Scott Rettberg calls upon histories of deadly volcanic ash, great floods, and the plague to tell stories of present day longing, anxiety, and environmental change.
THREE RAILS LIVE
THREE RAILS LIVE (2013) is a combinatory narrative film designed for installation by Roderick Coover, Scott Rettberg and Nick Montfort. Running continuously, the system never generates the same narrative in the same order twice, but nevertheless produces a coherent holistic story of a man's late search for meaning among the detritus of his life and environment.
DOCUMENTARY, ETHNOGRAPHY AND SPATIAL PROJECTS
VERITE TO VIRTUAL: CONVERSATIONS ON THE FRONTER OF DOCUMENTARY ARTS AND VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 2007.
A documentary DVD that explores ways of building bridges between practices of the social sciences (anthropology, communication), the humanities (philosophy, cultural studies, cinema studies), and the arts (documentary film, interactive media, performance). Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources.
THE LANGUAGE OF WINE: AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF WORK WINE AND THE SENSES. 2007.
An experimental ethnography that explores how terms of winemaking in Bourgogne
function to express fundamental life issues and cultural conditions.
CULTURES IN WEBS: HYPERMEDIA AND THE DOCUMENTARY IMAGE. 2003
An interactive CD-ROM. Distributed by Eastgate Systems.
CONCEALED NARRATIVES. 2001.
An interactive web-documentary about the articulation of power through images and story in Ghana.
THE HARVEST. 1999.
An interactive multimedia study of a wine harvest at the vineyards of A&P de Villaine in Bourgogne.
Visit the RODERICK COOVER HOMEPAGE for more photo series, film series, interactive projects and books including Switching Codes: Thinking Through Digital Techology In The Humanities And Arts (University of Chicago Press)