FMX 463-H • SPRING 2019 / CREDITS: 4.00
LOCATION: CASS 126 or Blackbox TIME: TR 3:00PM-5:50PM
INSTRUCTOR: Erica Isringhaus OFFICE: Cass Annex
OFFICE HOURS: TR 6:00-7:00 PM or by appointment

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Create an experimental video that fragments time, space, the source video and/or narrative. Create a video art piece through non-linear story-telling and experimental video techniques. Tell a story simultaneously, break it apart, make it strange. Consider the experience you want your viewers to have and play off of that emotion / memory / desire.


Create a fragmented / non-linear narration using a single or multiple video sources (i.e. files or recordings). This will be a single channel video and will be maximum of 2 minutes in length. You will communicate a non-linear narrative by fragmenting the video into a grid with minimum of 6 quadrants to use as your projection input/source.


Your project should include but is not limited to:

  • Original source video – a fragmented video of a minimum 6 quadrants
  • 1920×1080 res (should match projector specs)
  • Maximum of 2 minutes
  • Optional: Audio is not required but could enhance the work (must be original).
  • Bring video file to Crit on a USB

On your blog:

  • Project Proposal – Due Jan 29
  • Artist Research Assignment – Jan 31st
  • Process Posts (min. 3)
  • Artist Statement – Due at critique
  • final video documentation

See the resources page for tutorials, artists, and ideas

Project Proposal guidelines

  • Three sketches For P1 create a thumbnail timeline (at least 3 scenes, beginning, middle, end)
  • 2 paragraph description: what and why
  • Timeline
  • Materials list
  • Fill your proposal with as much information as possible, treat it as if you were proposing this project to a gallery, residency, or city.

Artist research guidelines

  • 2 paragraphs on the artist, a particular work, or body of work
  • The artist’s artist statement (if one is no available, use a relevant interview)
  • Attach an image of your favorite work of the artist
  • See the list on the resources page for acceptable artists (for artists off that list please see instructor)

Artist Statement guidelines

  • Minimum 2 Paragraphs
  • Should be about why you made the work and your concept – not how you made it or what you made it with
  • Can be written creatively to match the work, such as a poem.