Video Art

Saturday, February 22, 2020
11 AM - 1 PM

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Three Saturdays: February 22, 29 & March 7
Class on February 29th will be held at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, in Davis.

Combining image, sound, and movement, video art emerged as a medium in the 1960s, with artists like Nam June Paik leading the way. Lacking the conventions of theatrical cinema, video art takes on a variety of forms, from sculptures including television sets, to recorded performance art and projected 360 degree experiences.

Now, more than 50 years later, what is video art all about? We’ll explore this question and gain a deeper appreciation of the medium's evolution, variety, and psychological impact on viewers. Participants will explore video art on view at the Crocker, including Bill Viola: The Raft, and at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, where we will converse with Luke Turner, the Shrem’s exhibit manager and chief preparator.

Instructor Kristi Cortez's passion for all forms of art began as a child when she was a dancer and evolved into a fascination with the social and emotional significance of art movements, techniques and narrative during her graduate studies. She earned her Master of Arts in Film Studies from Chapman University and now bridges her appreciation of art with her interest in teaching and education. Although her degree is in film, Kristi believes that an understanding of all forms of art allows for greater engagement with any artwork, as all mediums inform one another.


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Image: Alan Rath (American, born 1959), Neo Watcher V, 2002. Aluminum, Delrin®, PVC, nylon, rubber, software, electronics, and LCD's, 35 in. x 32 in. x 13 in. Crocker Art Museum, Collectors' Guild Purchase with contributions from the George and Bea Gibson Fund.

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