This course explores the theory and practice of video installation where issues of scale and site are key to understanding and experiencing a final work. Early performance, video, and sculpture-based practices from the late 60’s through the early 80’s provide a historical context to consider shifts toward expanded screens/fields and the implications of hybridization, interactivity, and the ways in which “technology has become the body's new membrane of existence.” (Nam June Paik)
Single and multichannel video art, site-specific practices, mobile/alternative screens, generative art, as well as performative video will be discussed. Through hands-on, experimental and collaborative projects, students develop production and editing skills as well as strategies for installation that blur boundaries between traditional and emerging media.
Nina Dinh and Alix La Fonta
Created with Processing
Joshua Davis, 2016