I am a media artist/researcher interested in the proliferating forms and expressive possibilities of web-based and digital cinema: database narrative, spatial montage, looping, multimedia hypertext, networked video and locative storytelling.
In my own drafting and redrafting of a poetics and practice, I am drawn to work that tries to pluralize narrative sequences. If an idea or story can be generated from a single sequence of images, what might be generated with multiple, linked sequences in a database? How does a non-linear juxtaposition of micro-narratives change our sense of identity, our sense of time and our experience of space? What new cinema forms can we grow with our new tools? Most of my material is captured from daily life, but it is in post-production that I try to push beyond continuity to open up a temporal and spatial sense that is multiple and generative.
Will Luers is a visiting professor at the Creative Media & Digital Culture program at Washington State University, Vancouver where he teaches multimedia authoring, video production and mobile app design. His current research and artistic interests are in database narratives, remix video and the multimedia book. In 2010, he was awarded the The Vectors-NEH Summer Fellowship to work on his database documentary, The Father Divine Project. In 2005, he won Nantucket Film Festival and Tony Cox Award for Best Screenplay.