Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ideas on gesture

What is gesture?
Wikipedia defines gesture as:
"A gesture is a form of non-verbal communication made with a part of the body, used instead of or in combination with verbal communication. The language of gesture allows individuals to express a variety of feelings and thoughts, from contempt and hostility to approval and affection. Most people use gestures and body language in addition to words when they speak. The use of gesture as language by some ethnic groups is more common than in others, and the amount of such gesturing that is considered culturally acceptable varies from one location to the next."

A gesture can also be doing something, like a gesture of kindness. For example, you give your friend a hug when they’re having a bad day. OR you do something like plant a tree as a gesture of good will towards the planet. Of course, this could go the other way: you could perform a gesture of meanness by shoving your friend when they’re having a bad day. What kind of gesture would leaving a painting in the woods be? What about knitting a sleeve for a parking meter?

Some thoughts:
  • non-verbal communication
  • gesture drawing:

  • what is a gesture of kindness?
  • what can you communicate using gestures?
  • how can you react to a space using gesture?


Upload your video and original.

M/W: have both uploaded by Wednesday

T/TH: Video up today, original up by Thursday
- post one comment about each person's piece.
-remember that Hope will be teaching you about performance on Thursday and next Tuesday. *She will be taking attendance!

Starn Twins Original

Starn Twins Homage

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Bjork Video

check out this incredible video for Wanderlust by Bjork:

and here's the making of:

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Video Deadline Info

Due either Monday or Tuesday, depending on which class you're in:

Put both 1 minute parts together to make an ultimate 2 minute piece.
Set it to loop and export it as a CD-Rom quality Quicktime file.
This is the file you will turn in.
Do not turn in an iMovie file.

The project is due at the BEGINNING of class, so come prepared with your files already exported, please!

Monday, April 7, 2008

M/W Artists

Paul Pfeiffer

Vito Acconci

Alex Bag

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tyler Binsted

Tyler's sudden and tragic death was very upsetting to me. He was in 2 of my classes last year in AFO. I attended the vigil last night and it was very touching to see the incredible support from the community. I just wanted to let you all know my door and my arms are always open if anybody (current students, former students, colleagues) needs to talk.

T/TH artists

Geez, this is getting confusing with the 2 classes on different artists... Tuesday/Thursday class, these are the dancers to look up:
Martha Graham
Twyla Tharp
Mark Morris


The video assignment is the same for both classes, the wording is just slightly different in each of the posts below. Ultimately, you will have a 2 minute video that loops with both part 1 and part 2 edited together.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Mon/Wed this is for you

Ok, I might do this project with you guys. Above are my two possible originals... (Starn Twins)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

T/TH class this is for you

For Tuesday, come prepared to work on your video "set". Over the weekend, brainstorm on how to bring your inspiration art to life through video. Gather materials. Bring them to class on Tuesday.
Also, please post your 2 flipbook videos and flash video. Remember, you might have to export as quicktime, then open in iMovie, then re-export. Repeditive? Yes, I know.
Good luck with your portfolios, I hope all your dreams come true!

T/TH Artists

Paul Pfeiffer

Vito Acconci

Alex Bag

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

M/W Class this is for you

For Monday, come prepared to work on your video "set". This means bringing materials in to work on the background, figures, costumes, etc. If you can work and sit in line for portfolio reviews, you may do this during class. If you are not working, you WILL be counted absent!
Over the weekend, brainstorm, brainstorm, brainstorm about how to transform your inspiration artwork into your 1 minute video. Also, gather materials.

Please also post your quicktime files of your flipbooks and your flash animations to your blogs by Wednesday. You may have to bring your flash quicktime into iMovie and then re-export it as a smaller quicktime. Oh, so complicated... there's probably a more direct way, but this is a solution for now.

Don't forget to research your artists and find inspiration in them. (due Wed)


Check out these video artists:

Pipilotti Rist

Matthew Barney

Bill Viola

Sunday, March 23, 2008

check this out:'s like facebook for artists!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

William Kentridge video

William Kentridge makes these pieces by drawing with charcoal and filming 2 seconds at a time to create stop-motion video. You could do something similar by drawing and scanning or photographing your drawing(s).