Purpose: Develop and produce a video installation piece that will transform a space in the Wolfe Center. The plan is to exhibit as many of the student works as possible during the ArtX extravaganza in early December.
To successfully transform the space, you will project a video onto/into a location.
The images on the video will interact with the architecture of the space to change its
appearance and “mood.” It may become meditative, spiritual, spooky, rhythmic. It can
tell a story, but it shouldn’t use traditional film conventions.
Most of all, it should be compelling to your viewers.
You may add 1 prop to the space. The prop cannot be attached in any way to the Wolfe
Center structure (i.e. walls, floors, etc.)
The video should include elements that are experimental, abstract, and literal. It may
include your personal artwork and footage, but not “stock” footage or “appropriated”
footage from the internet without permission from the copyright owner.
It cannot be an animation but may include a few stop-motion, animation techniques.
Images/footage may be manipulated in Photoshop before being brought into the final
The video will be produced so that it can be shown in the evening during an event in the
Wolfe Center, as well as being a documentary piece that can but uploaded onto your Vimeo site or personal portfolio.
Part 1: Project Concept and Development Due 8/30
Preparation: Review video installation pieces on the internet and select some styles/examples/elements that you find interesting. Consider how the project works with the space.
Read the article on Video Installation Art Respond to the questions in the Video Installation Art assignment on our Canvas site.
Locate 5 spaces in the Wolfe Center that intrigue you. Spaces should be at least 6 foot wide and no more than 12 foot wide. Consider that each space must have a projector cart to project the video. The projector cart must be located 2x the width away from the space. That means a 10 foot space needs to have a projector 20 foot in front of it to make the image 10 foot wide. This will make tight spaces and spaces with doorways much more awkward to work with.
a. Do not select small spaces. b. Do not select a space that would put a projector in front of a doorway. c. Remember that if someone walks in front of the projector, they will block the light and become a black shadow on your screen. That’s okay if you plan for it!
Past history has shown that not many people go upstairs in the Wolfe Center during this event. That gives you more room to work with, but less people to see it. However, it does mean that you may be able to project from upstairs.
Do not plan on anything being outside of the building. It will be cold!
Take a photo of each space. You may use your cell phone.
Make 2 rough sketches of each of the spaces and show how you can use the spaces’
elements and your video elements to transform it.
a. You may draw on the photos by loading them into Photoshop and drawing on them in the computer, or printing them out on a copier and drawing over them or add elements to them. You can also sketch your space and the elements the “old-fashioned” way.
Part 1 Deliverables
3-10 selected art installation videos where you are getting some ideas. List the videos and links on Word Doc and attach it to this assignment. 5 location photos. Upload the photos to this assignment. You may place them on your word doc, or just attach them as JPEGs. File names should include your first and last name. 10 location/video idea sketches. Scan or photograph your sketches and attach them as JPEG files. File names should include your first and last name.
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