ART360: Variable Topics: "30/60/90: Identity and the Moving Image" (SLN:10470)
This studio course explores various time-based forms to reveal the conventions of time within moving images, performance, and the production of digital-based media. Over the course of the term, students will learn to shoot and edit digital videos fitting within the parameters of 30 seconds, 60 seconds, and 90 seconds—a study in form that simultaneously queries our abilities to communicate content.
Focusing on studio work, the class will also discuss short-form media ranging from advertising, music videos, public-service announcements, YouTube fan videos, and pirated online material, in conversation with texts in media theory that explore topics as varied as, but not limited to identity, race, narrative, mechanical reproduction, verisimilitude, historical tableaux, time and memory, the body politic, and the role of the author.
As each class time will include short lectures, discussion on text and media, and in-studio practicum based on both. Students will come away from 30/60/90 with the key practical skills and visual literacy required of work for interdisciplinary visual art practice.
About Dan Paz:
Dan Paz is the newest faculty member in IVA, hailing from Chicago, Illinois.
Dan Paz explores the labor of digital video production as a collaborative site where the intersections of the image-idea and lived experience are produced and contested.
Paz is specifically interested in what emerges when people come together around the camera to create simulations of reality. Through videos that focus on race, gender and queerness, her work uses the impossibilities of absolute replication to question the ability of the image to truly represent.
Paz’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Hayward Gallery, London; 4th Annual Camaguey Video Festival, Camaguey, Cuba; College Art Association at the Media Lab, New York; and the Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California. In Chicago, Paz has exhibited at Johalla Projects, The Gene Siskel Film Center, Peregrine Program, Roots and Culture Contemporary, LinksHall and the Reva and David Logan Center. In 2012, Paz received The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’sArtist Connection Fund for the project "ARTE NO ES FÁCIL."
Dan Paz received an MFA from The University of Chicago in Visual Arts and a BFA from The Atlanta College ofArt in video, minoring in photography.