Devices of Wonder: Digital Media and Installation
This course will look at alternative visions of the art process as a cabinet of curiosities. Cell phones, computers, digital cameras, macro-videography—if you can film it, we will use it. Devices that produce an array of visual imagery are now embraced by art. From high-quality to low-res pixilated imagery, projects will range from self-portraits to group portraits, social/political content, gender and sexuality, psychological and cultural experiments, the conventional vs. the subversive, darkness and light. Students will also learn to incorporate music/soundscapes as an integral part of their work. Projects will investigate what stories you want to tell by using a variety of approaches and genres. Point of view, subjectivity, lighting, image quality, black-and-white vs. color, sound or silence—all are considerations that will be emphasized and implemented.