This course is offered every fall semester, and the content rotates between contemporary video and installation practices, and alternative darkroom techniques. The course is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and encourages experimentation, alternative presentation methods, and incorporation of multi media including sound, sculpture, and textiles.
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Alternative Photographic Processes // Fall 2022
This course introduces early photographic alternative processes in relationship to contemporary image based and light sensitive practices. Expanding traditional conventions of photography, students will apply techniques established through chemical mastery of early 19th century photographic processes to contemporary modes of use including drawing, appropriation, and image-based source material. Techniques include cyanotype, van dyke brown, and gum dichromate.
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The Moving Image: Contemporary Video // Fall 2021
This course introduces approaches to digital time-based media, its relationship to lens-based still imagery, and trends in contemporary video installation practices. Through assignments, students will be encouraged to experiment with non-narrative and documentary approaches to cinema as well as experimental presentation and display. Instruction will involve learning techniques for video and audio capture with DSLR cameras, development of best lighting strategies, introduction to video editing applications, discussion of artists utilizing mixed media and cinematic theoretical concerns.