Instructor: Claudia Joskowicz
This course will introduce students to the production and examination of video art through a critical look at experimental video as an art form and as a political and social tool as a primer to the technical and conceptual aspects of video production and to its historical, critical, and technical discourse. Building upon the historical legacy of the moving image, students consider self-exploration, performance, social critique, and manipulation of raw experience into an aesthetic form. Relationships between video and television, film, installation, and performance art are investigated emphasizing video as a critical intervention in social and visual arts contexts. Through weekly readings, screenings, in-class discussions and critique, we will explore contemporary issues in video and develop individual aesthetic and critical skills. Practical knowledge is integrated through lighting, video capturing and editing, and montage workshops. Graduate students complete additional assignments.
Image: Video still of Peter Campus, Three Transitions, 1973, 4:53 min, color, sound