Read Elements and Principles, Chapters 1. Read the essay on the history of Video Art by Sylvia Martin posted in the “Files” section on Canvas.
- Find an video artwork from the Sylvia Martin reading. Research it. Write an analysis of the video artwork in terms of (1) Subject, (2) Form, (3) Content, (4) Context.
- In Elements and Principles complete the exercise on page 22. (Remove an action from its stereotypical context, and place it in a totally different one, recording both instances on video. For example, take the action of preparing a cup of coffee in your home kitchen, and place it in a boat in the middle of a lake. How does context change the action? Compare and contrast your recordings with everyone in class.) Upload your video of your two clips to your personal YouTube or Vimeo channel. Paste a link in the quiz online.