Meet the Interviewees

Meet the Interviewees

I had about 40 people who were interested in taking part in the interviews, but because of the crisis I had with the lighting I had to cancel most of the interviews. In the end I ended up interviewing 16 people from 5 different tribes. Here are some of the...
Abstract

Abstract

    Abstract Kenya is a country with 42 tribes, each tribe different, with its own language culture and history. Ever since Independence the different tribes have tried to live at peace with each other. While on the surface it may seem like they have achieved a peaceful co-existance, under...
Precedents !!!

Precedents !!!

Well, I was introduced to Candice Breitz last year but I totally forgot her work. She does these amazing video installations using cut up video’s from popular movies. With this piece ( Mother ) Candice isolated tiny episodes of dialogue, from different movies and presented them as if there was a single...

About Tribeless

Hi! And welcome to this blog. This is just an account of the making of Tribeless, which is an immersive multi-channel video installation that addresses the issue of tribal discrimination in Kenya. Tribeless is a Thesis project done by Rose Maison K, as part of her MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons. To find out more about the project, and the its current status. Please email rosemaisonk@gmail.com.
Progress ...
Presentation video 10 second preview !

Presentation video 10 second preview !

Final Setup + Evaluation.

Final Setup + Evaluation.

Finally Set Up !! And the Installation run for a full two weeks at one of the deisgnated gallery spaces at 6E 16 th NY NY. In my opinion this project made a bigger impact on the interviewees than on the viewers. The interviewees were very open and shared their real views on tribalism and...

Runing the show!!!

Monitors : 23’’ Acer desktop monitors Processor: At first I used an Apple 13” mac book pro , connected to 4 EVGA USB video adapters, that were connected to the monitors. After a while I noticed a lag and constant freezing in the video’s because I was streaming them using a usb adapters. This led...
Crazy Setup !!

Crazy Setup !!

 Crazy Setup !! This installation setup was by far harder than I anticipated. I thought I had everything in place but there were so many set backs with the equipment. I just made it just in time for the unveiling. Podiums : Made using ¾ inch mdf boards, and painted with white fire proof paint....
Editing

Editing

I used Final Cut Pro & to edit the interviews. I then exported the sound to Soundbooth Pro where I increased the gain, and removed the background noise the sound. I edited the footage in such a way that when one person was talking the rest looked like they were listening to what the person...

Tribeless Poster And Abstract.

    Abstract Kenya is a country with 42 tribes, each tribe different, with its own language culture and history. Ever since Independence the different tribes have tried to live at peace with each other. While on the surface it may seem like they have achieved a peaceful co-existance, under the surface is a whole...

Understanding Conflict

Understanding Conflict Horowitz describes conflict as a struggle in which the main aim is to gain objectives and simultaneously to neutralize, injure, or eliminate rivals(Horowitz 1985: 95) Howitz identifies three strands of ethnic conflict, within the transition from tradition to modernisation. In the traditional setup ethnic conflict is a result of an extra-ordinary persistence of...
Space sketches + initial Equipment needs

Space sketches + initial Equipment needs

Interview update

I had about 40 people who were interested in taking part in the interviews, but because of the crisis I had with the lighting I had to cancel most of the interviews. In the end I ended up interviewing 16 people from 5 different tribes. Here are some of the interviewees.        ...

Interview Questions

I asked everyone the same just for uniformity sake.   questions Questions I asked. Name  and tribe. Tell me something that makes you proud of your tribe, tell me something about your tribe that other people don’t know. What is tribalism to you? do you know of any positive stereotypes associated with your tribe Any...
More Precendences.

More Precendences.

Fractum is a multi channel video installation done by Candice Breitz. Candice conducted intensive interviews with seven pairs of identical twins and a single set of identical triplets after which she edited the footage and used it to create seven dual-channel video installations. Each pair of twins was filmed separately  andwas asked the same kind...
Aesthetic Precendence

Aesthetic Precendence

As far as the aesthetics of my project is concerned , I drew a lot of inspiration from Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience. This project by Times magazine presents a memorable video collection of dramatic testimonials from U.S. leaders, firefighters, flight attendants, veterans, family members and survivors who miraculously escaped from the collapse of the...