ArtS 3603/5630 Experimental Video Art
Lynn Tjernan Lukkas
Fall 2011 - M/W - 1:30 - 4:30
Fall semester 2011 this course will be offered in conjunction with the Walker Art Center and the Nash Gallery's exhibitions of the art and films of pioneering media artist Lynn Hershman-Leeson. Students will attend the Walker Art Center screening of Hershman-Leeson's most recent film, !Women Art Revolution. Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage Hershman-Leeson's new film reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times.
As artists and makers students will explore contemporary intersections of media arts, politics, and feminism making original experimental film and video works that respond to the artwork of this pivotal moment in American cultural history.
At the end of the course students will contribute their new video work to the database of Hershamn-Leeson's new interactive installation on view at the Nash Gallery in the Fall 2011. Thereby, allowing a point of entry for another generation of artists into the ever evolving discussion of art, politics and feminism.