There’s a feature article on Rhizome this week that does a great job of extending ideas I wrote about in 2001 to contemporary artists working in response to current internet/network culture. Ten years ago I was making and exploring art video that challenged our relationships to television and media culture, particularly the impact of televisual experiences on our psychological being. The article “Life Feed: Webcams, Art, and People” by Brian Droitcour provides an interesting overview of current artworks that explore psychological aspects of our personal relationships with the world wide web. The author acknowledges the history of video art — Vito Acconci’s Centers (1971); Richard Serra’s Boomerang (1974) — and Rosalind Krauss’s writing on the “aesthetics of narcissism” in relation to current work by Marisa Olson, Ryder Ripps, Guthrie Lonergan, and Petra Cortright in advance of a current exhibition by Jeremy Bailey and Antoine Catala.
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I just found something online that I never ever thought I would find (unless it was me who uploaded it). It’s a short animated film by Frank Mouris and Caroline Mouris done in 1973, called Frank Film – an unconventional biography done in collage animation. I saw this in a film class in 1999 and it changed my path…inspiring me to work with found footage and, later on, the potential for still images to move. The quality is not that great, but you’ve got to watch it (not that awards are everything, but it did win an Academy Award for best short animated film).
Frank Film, 1973
The required coursework for the PhD is now complete and this term is starting to be busier. I’m teaching an art history (visual culture) course, doing work for my supervisor Rita, and just got word that I will be the TA for an education technology course in the MET program called “Constructivist Strategies of E-Learning.” I have to get proposals for my comprehensive exams in by the end of the month, followed by a meeting with my faculty committee. Recent papers have helped me sort this out a bit.
My papers have explored individual areas of curriculum theory, interview research, arts-based educational research, and philosophies of the self….but, if I had to sum up my theory for art education in general, what would it be? I draw upon these words for help…. Continue reading