ARTC 4000/5820 (Fall 2014) Video Installation Art / Projection Mapping
Project #3: Wankelman Redux (Gallery Exhibition)
Due: Installed in the Wankelman Gallery before it opens on Thursday, December 4 at 11am.

Gallery hours are: Thursday, December 4th 11am-4pm and 6-9pm, Friday, December 5th, 11am-4pm,
and Saturday, December 6th, 11am-4pm and 5-9pm for ArtsX

Assigned: Wednesday, October 22

We created video installations that were installed and documented in room 1104. Now, for ArtsXtravaganza, we have the entire Wankelman Gallery reserved for our class only, to install a full exhibition of our installations. For this project, you will modify and improve your original installation to make it stronger and gallery ready. You are also responsible for installing the actual object in the Wankelman Gallery and contributing to the class’ overall exhibition installation (darkening windows, moving pedestals, gaffing wires, etc.) during class on December 1st and 3rd.

Your Responsibilities: For this project, you will:

Per the syllabus: For Arts Xtravaganza, students will install or re-install many of the projects listed above in or around the Wolfe Center and/or Fine Arts Center. This will be the culmination of the course, and thousands of people will experience the projects in the public that evening! Students must be available all day Saturday 12/6 as well as Friday afternoon and evening, so be sure to request off from work now if there is a possible conflict. Students must be available for installation, ArtsXtravaganza, and tear-down after the event on Sunday 12/7. Absence for any reason, is unexcused.  You will have two different projects at ArtsX, the Wankelman Exhibition and the Wolfe Center Projection, so plan to invest significant time that week.

V.2 Response Plan: (Due Monday, October 27)
Now that you have received class comments and feedback and a grade on your Project #1 Video Installation, carefully consider the critique and develop a response plan for how you plan to improve / modify the piece and make it gallery ready. Please THOROUGHLY complete the following written assignment:

1) Written Proposal: Write a professional, well-written response plan. It must be in paragraph form, spell checked, grammar checked, and typed. This must include separate PARAGRAPHS for:

  1. Are you doing a modification of the piece we saw or a completely new piece? Why? (defend it!)
  2. What is the overall concept / theme for the piece - restated / improved from your original proposal?
  3. What were the biggest concerns / problems from v.1 listed by the critique forms (faculty & students’)?
  4. What modifications will you make to the actual footage and editing style?
  5. Will you add or modify sound? if so what type of sound will you use? (dialogue, effects, music?) Will viewers use speakers or headphones to listen?
  6. What will the final materials be that are included in your installation? List all elements.
  7. What help/resources do you need to resolve the construction / technical display issues in your artwork? Please come up with a specific action plan to have the required craftsmanship for the gallery version.

Create this as a Google Doc, and share the file with me for editing (elliott.famularo (at)

2) DIAGRAM: Create an updated diagram (two orthographic views) of the installation. It must be professionally made - as if you are submitting it for a gallery competition. You should create it in Photoshop or use graph paper, a pen, and a ruler. Include all technology (source, projector, cables, object) in the diagram. Email me or print and give to me.


3) EQUIPMENT LIST: Create a detailed list of all the equipment you will need to realize your piece. Include everything from source (DVD, VHS, CPU) to display (monitor, projector), and all cables and cords. Make this list as a google spreadsheet with columns for ITEM, DESCRIPTION, WHO PROVIDED (you or MCaP) and a check column for RESERVED or not. Create this as a Google Spreadsheet, and share the file with me for editing (elliott.famularo (at)

4) RESERVE YOUR GEAR: Make a reservation for that week in the MacCheckout system, Monday, December 1 at 2pm to Monday, December 8 at 5pm. Be sure to have the MCaP worker print out your reservation!

UPDATED VIDEO DUE: (Due Wednesday, November 5)
Last critique before install of the final projects. Grade given. (we can critique the footage only or the full installation here). If you want to install in 1104, you may , or we can view the video/audio. (Grade given)

GALLERY INSTALLATION DUE: (Due Monday, December 1)
Bring in everything needed to install your piece (object, equipment, footage)

ARTSX INSTALLATION: (Monday, December 1st - Wednesday, December 3)
You must be available outside of class time to install your project in the Wankelman Gallery.

EXHIBITION HOURS: (Thursday-Saturday, December 4th-6th, 10am-4pm, and Saturday, Dec 6th, 5-9pm for ArtsX).
You may document your artwork at anytime during the open gallery hours. I might suggest that you do it outside of ArtsX so you can enjoy it and get better documentation (the gallery gets PACKED during ArtsX)!

DOCUMENT YOUR ARTWORK: (Due Thursday, December 18 - @ Final Exam 3:30-5:30pm)
One of the problematic things with any installation work is that you have to experience it... or document it well enough for others to understand the piece. Video is ideal since the work is time-based. Shoot documentation video of your artwork and edit it in a way that best describes the experience with the piece. Watch your aperture, color balance. Use a tripod. Vary your shots (LS, MS, CU). Include the original source footage if desired. Video should be short, may include text or voiceover to contextualize the experience. Consider showing the setup process or interviewing spectators about the work. Edit the documentation video, and upload it to your vimeo page, sharing with our group. Also copy the uncompressed HD version to our HW folder.

Evaluation and Grading
All items are graded on timeliness, level of completion, conceptual clarity, technical skill, and craftsmanship.

EXTRA CREDIT: You are welcome to install an additional video/sound installation for the Exhibition in the Wankelman! Just submit an additional proposal.


Original Project #1 - Video Installation Project Description

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