Archive for March, 2012

31
Mar
12

Writing With Video Reflection

Over the past several days I have been reflecting on my progress in Joseph Squier’s Writing with Video course. The class is one of my favorites at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as it promotes daily engagement with creativity alongside the video-making research process.

This semester re-engaging with photography and art/video-making has been a transformative pleasure. By taking a closer look at my daily life through photography I feel more aware of both research and personal processes/happenings.

For our next project I would like to examine the context of the artist-teacher at UIUC by interviewing art education Professor Jorge Lucero and PhD student Jeff Horwat. This project was inspired by my previous video of PhD candidate and artist-teacher Susan Livingston. This time around I would like to focus more on developing technical finesse with sound and learn to loop sound over images. I will also be more careful about the environment subjects are interviewed in, as the art education graduate student office is not the most aesthetically desirable environment for video. (Ha!)

Here’s an idea. How about allowing art education graduate students to take studio classes for credit? Aren’t we supposed to be artists after all? I feel like we are just scratching the creative surface with the Writing with Video course and more time/curriculum is needed.

31
Mar
12

Transformation charcoal drawing series

In this activity students at the University of Illinois Saturday Art School, metamorphosed two objects in charcoal over a series of four drawings.

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31
Mar
12

Transformation iMovie activity

In this lesson students at the University of Illinois Saturday Art School created an iMovie by using photographs of a series of charcoal drawings.

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28
Mar
12

Recent images from spring break

Eugene took me to Washington DC for spring break. Afterwards we went to Millennium Park in Chicago

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28
Mar
12

Musings on the conception of home

The notion of home is very important to me. For the past year and a half my life has been in transition between the move to Illinois, start of my Phd, subsequent divorce, and home renovations. More than anything else I want a home to share and call my own. The house is slowly getting there….

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28
Mar
12

iMovie of artist/teacher Susan Livingston

28
Mar
12

In class writing discussion:

 

Can you identify one strength that you have discovered over the past five weeks?

-This class has reignited my love of photographing objects from my daily life. It is now something I do daily and passionately. It is a pleasure to interact and share with the instagram video community. I’ve discovered that how I see trees are central to my work as an individual and artist. Their stark trunks punctuate our landscape, culture, and communities.

 

Weakness or obstacle would be experimental time. I often find myself asking Eugene for inspiration and help with technology and wish he was taking this course with me. He helps me to formulate my ideas and projects. To address this difficulty I should try and spend more time getting to know the imovie program and planning out my projects.




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