Thursday, November 10, 2011

16 Hands

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Yu Jin Huh video

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Robert Savid

As an artist, are there ideas presented by Professor Robert Savid which can be used in a time-based work (such as a film or theater piece).

Some of the ideas:

• time as malleable, changeable
• aging as relative (theory of relativity)
• time travel

• simultaneity
• time dilation
• length contraction

Describe how you might use one of these theories in an artwork.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Quiz on Jessica Frelinghuysen's lecture

On Wednesday Jessica Frelinghuysen presented a lecture on Performance Art.

Some of the works she featured:

William Wegman, video shorts (the deodorant, "massage" chair, etc)
Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gomez-Pena - piece at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History piece about a newly "discovered" people exhibited in cages
The Yesmen - corporate interventions
Marina Abramovic - performance piece where she stands nude with her partner in the doorway of a gallery forcing visitors to touch them while passing through
Improv Everywhere - Frozen Grand Central Station

Select an artist/artwork and describe how performance art is defined. How is it different from a work for the theater? How is it different from a sculpture or painting?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nina Katchadourian

Our guest speaker on Wesnesday was Nina Katchadourian, a noted visual artist.


Nina showed five works.

1. Gift/Gift - mended spider webs
2. Natural Car Alarms - bird calls used as car alarms
3. Office Semaphore - office signal communication
4. Fall Colors - artificial branch with fall leaves
5. Seat Assignment - various projects made while in flight

http://www.ninakatchadourian.com/

Select two works. Describe what you saw and the reason why you chose these works. Comment and compare how these works use the element of time.



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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Grace Berry - Mini Video Assignment

Jean Lee-Stop Motion (Letters-with sound)

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shelby danow mini assignment

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Mini assignment -video (Jean Lee)

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dethloff mini assignment take 2

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mini- Yu Jin Huh

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Mini Assignment 2 (I don't know why it's squished)

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Hill Sequence

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dethloff

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Clara Giles

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Mini Assignment 1


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A Rhythmic Breakfast

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Mini Assignment Part 2_Foleyj

Yu JIn Huh's stop motion with sound

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Chloe Hill - Sound Stop Motion

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Shelly Silver

This Wednesday our speaker was Shelly Silver. She is an experimental filmmaker and on the faculty at Columbia University. Her work has been shown widely around the country including venues such as the Museum of Modern Art.

http://www.shellysilver.com/

Shelly showed excerpts from four projects:

1. 37 Stories About Leaving Home. Benshi excerpt
2. What I'm Looking For
3. In Complete World -Does Equal Opportunity Exist in the United States
4. 5 Lessons and 9 Answers About Chinatown

Select one of the works. Describe what you saw. How does this film use unconventional techniques in telling the story? Or what are the techniques that the filmmaker uses to get the central idea of the project across to the audience?