Video Installation

Course Description:

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.

Student Work:

Nina Dinh and Alix La Fonta
CalmChaos, 2015

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Joshua Davis, 2016