Thursday, October 27, 2016

Skyped Performance Art

Rachel Rosenthal

Check out this interesting project Low Lives which was a series of live, internet transmitted performances from all over the world:

We will look more at this project in class.

Performing Via Skype

Create an original performance work to be transmitted locally via Skype, imagining that you are performing for an audience that is not present in your immediate space.

Each of you have the Project NV Gallery for 5-10 minutes.  This should include any set-up or arranging of the room, your lighting, props or laptop. You can control the POV of the Skyping laptop as long as you do so carefully (I will provide the laptop with camera and Skype connection).  The resulting video image of you performing your work will be watched by the class in CFA 207 as projected on the big screen. We will be recording these for possible future playback (it will be very beneficial to each of you to watch yourself perform!), while as well providing video documentation to be included on your portfolio blog.

1) Tuesday, November 1st: Complete and conduct research surrounding the reading "What is Performance" first, do this before and as you are conceptualizing your concept.

2) Thursday, November 3rd: Lab day - time to work on further developing your concept, feel free to try any dry run set-ups in Project NV. Rehearse, or not, depending on your approach to the project. If I were doing this I would be very interested to see what you look like via skype, testing pov, lighting, sound, etc. We will make sure that the Project NV Gallery is open thru the weekend for your to come in a test at will.

3) Tuesday/Thursday November 8th and 10th. PERFORMANCES DUE! We will discuss scheduling on the 3rd.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Project #3 Christian Marclay PLAY!

EVERYONE: Watch this documentary - you will see much more in depth some of the ways in which Marclay performs - be inspired - adapt, originate...PLAY.

Christian Marclay PLAY!  Due: Thursday October 20th!

Mandatory Work/Lab days until then...on Thursday we have a visiting artist coming to the class - please visit her website and become familiar with her work:

With the ultimate goal of created an original composition to be performed before the class, create a series of playable records in they style of Christian Marclay's mashed up, cut, glued and purposefully repurposed vinyl discs. You reconfigured records will be played using three turntables that are at your disposal. This is a triptych audio performance of an original composition performed in real-time.

1) Explore vinyl recordings - you are REQUIRED to purchase and or find records beyond those which we have provided via the deaccessioned collection from the KC. Visit local thrift stores, garage sales or raid the home record collection to discover recordings that are of interest. The more the better!

2) Listen! Listen to your records - use blue tape or dots to mark parts of recordings you may wish to use - spend a good deal of time on this step as it will be crucial as you work to develop.

3) Experiment - cut, break, glue, tape, paper - play with these materials, invent to PLAY with your records - you may discover the unexpected!

4) Rehearse - you have 5 minutes to perform before the class - make it good! This is a performance, thing of this as such - present and play your composition for the class and be prepared to discuss your approach.

5) Have fun! Explore! Experiment! Be gentle with our record players...but PLAY!