ARTC 4440, Fall 2009
Digital Video Art
Expanding video: Installation / performance
DUE: (Installed) Friday, December 4th - Arts Xtravaganza
Working with another student, you are to collaborate on a video work that leaves the 2D realm and extends into the viewer's PHYSICAL space. This might be done using monitors in a sculptural installation, projection of video or stills onto sculptural surfaces, enveloping the viewer in a confrontational projection space, or using video in a live performance or event "happening", etc. Sound can also be a big part of this piece.
The most important aspect of this project is to select a space that will house the work and focus on site-specificity: the installation or performance should relate specifically to this chosen space. A gallery-like neutral space may be the ideal, but consider a night performance outdoors or re-injecting meaning into a space otherwise used for another purpose.
You must choose a collaborator for this project. Look for someone who has similar aesthetic or conceptual ideas or likewise a very different perspective that could complement your work. Sometimes the best collaborations result from people with very different art styles!
You must create a totally NEW video for this project, or you could significantly alter or build on a previous class project. The subject matter and style are completely up to you.
Walk around the School of Art (inside and out) to find the ideal space for your piece. You could even install elsewhere on campus or in BG, if it is the best solution for your piece. If it is a classroom you will need to schedule the room. If it is privately owned space, you will need to gain permission from the owner. There will be certain spaces and rooms that will be unavailable due to prior scheduling for ArtsXtravaganza. I will update you as soon as I have the details. You will be responsible for all equipment that you check out for the piece.
You must professionally document the piece using video. If it is a performance that you will be part of, you will need to ask someone to help record the work. As you will see when researching video installation art, all that remains IS the documentation. The documentation video will be edited. We will watch it during our final critique (12/14), and it will be included on your final video art compilation reel of your semester's work that you submit during finals week (due Wednesday 12/16).
Research Presentation: (DUE Monday, November 9)
In order to better understand what Video Installation Art is, each of you will select an artist and do a research presentation on him/her. Choose an artist (from our readings or your own internet research), and put together a TEN-MINUTE Powerpoint Presentation that includes:
Email me the name of the artist by Thursday, 5 November. You can choose an artist from this list, or choose someone completely different
Professional Proposal & Schematic Drawing: (DUE Monday, November 16)
You must write a professional, well-written Project Proposal. It will be in paragraph form, spell checked, grammar checked, and typed. You only need to submit ONE proposal for your group. This must include:
Wednesday, 11/4: INSTALLATION MATERIALS WORKSHOP! Everyone must bring in a MINIMUM ONE material or prop to experiment with projection and a sample videotape to project.
Monday, 11/9: Installation Artist Research Presentations DUE
Monday, 11/16: Proposal and Schematic DUE! (one per group)
FRIDAY, 12/4: Projects due installed for Arts Xtravaganza, 5:30pm.
Monday, 12/14: Final Critique: Edited Video Documentation of Installation due
Equipment Available in ARC/Media Cage:
(14) 13" color monitors
(9) slide projectors
(6) 19" - 27" monitors with VCRs
(8) Hi-8 Camcorders
(12) VHS VCRs
(5) Mini-DV camcorders
(3) VHS/DVD players
Digital Arts Equipment:
(5) LCD projectors
(1) flat panel monitor
** we may be able to find / reserve other equipment once we have the proposals.