Workshop 13: Major Project Review

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In the final workshop, we will review your major project. Please ensure you bring your work-in-progress to consult with your tutor. You can use the time for production and testing (equipment, set-up, and installation).

Spaces and equipment are in the final stages of being allocated. It is very important for all students who are doing installation works to check their allocated space and equipment. This is your last chance to confirm these details. If you were absent from last week, it is unlikely you would have been allocated space or equipment. Please ensure you contact your tutor immediately.

Final space and equipment allocations will be posted here shortly.

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Workshop 12: Project Progress


[Joana Moll, AZ: The Archive, 2011-4, installed view at ISEA 2016 Cultural R>evolution exhibition]
In this week’s workshop, we will aim to finalise all spatial requirements and allocate everyone a location for showing your works for assessment on Tuesday 14th June.

We will continue with the planning and testing we began in previous weeks: (production work flow, space allocation, equipment need, installation and final presentation). It’s also a chance to discuss with your tutor the progress of your work.

During this week’s workshop, do one or more of the following:

  • conduct testing relevant to your project (especially, projection works)
  • create content (e.g. editing, photography, animation)
  • go on a ‘reckkie’ (reconnaissance) to collect test shots etc.
  • research on relevant artworks that will help contextualise and inform your project

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Workshop 11: Project Development, Planning and Testing

In week 11’s workshop, you will be given time to develop your major project. Use this time to discuss your work-in-progress with your tutor by showing them tests, edits, sketches and roughs. Remember: you need to be discussing actual work-in-progress and not just talk about ideas or plans.

Take the opportunity in class to make the work creating rough edits, making a proof-of-concepts/ prototypes or testing the gear using the available space and equipment. Continual material research (working with technical gear and materials) is a key part of project development. This is an iterative process through which the work will develop.

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Workshop 10: Major Project Presentations and Planning

Testing projection of final work

In the week 10 workshop, you will present your concept for your major project to class. This will give you an opportunity to present your research and conceptual development. Use this forum to test out your ideas and solicit feedback. In particular, you will want to show the artwork/ practice that you are responding and your research materials. You may also want to bring other support material to show (sketches, diagrams etc) to talk through your ideas. Your presentation should be around 10 to 15 minutes including questions and feedback. Your presentation, while not assessable, will be taken into account in the final assessment of the major project.

Please read the project outline carefully to ensure what is required for the assignment.

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Workshop 09: research for Major Project concept presentation

 

MEDA201 2017, Hayden Starr’s Major Project

In workshop 9, we discuss the variety of approaches you may take to produce your major project and how you can present your ideas to the class in the following week. During this workshop you will also have time to begin or continue researching for your major project.

In the week 10 workshop, you will present your concept for your major project to class. This will give you an opportunity to present your research and conceptual development. Use this forum to test out your ideas and solicit feedback. In particular, you will want to show the artwork/ practice that you are responding and your research materials. You may also want to bring other support material to show (sketches, diagrams etc) to talk through your ideas. Your presentation should be around 10 to 15 minutes including questions and feedback. Your presentation, while not assessable, will be taken into account in the final assessment of the major project.

Please read the project outline carefully to ensure what is required for the assignment.


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Week 8

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Potentiality for Love, 2018 (Production still)

There is no scheduled classes in week 8 of Autumn 2018 for MEDA201. Instead, we encourage you to take this time to visit the 21st Biennale of Sydney to undertake research for your major project. This is a great opportunity to look at screen-based installations in situ and explores contemproary experimental screen art first hand.

Below are screen-based works that may be of interests:

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Potentiality for Love, 2018 (installed view)

EIJA-LIISA AHTILA

Samson Young, Muted Situation #22: Muted Tchaikovsky’s 5th, 2018 (production still). The work is a video and 12-channel sound installation.

SAMSON YOUNG

Chen Shaoxiong, The Views, 2016

CHEN SHAOXIONG

We will preview some of these works in week 7’s lectures. If you are planning a trip, you may also want to discuss your itineraries (works/ exhibitions you wish to see) with your tutor before the mid-session break.

A reminder that your assessment 2: Research Essay is also due this week. Please submit your essay electronic on Moodle via Turnitin.

 

Workshop 07: Screen and performance

In this week’s workshop, we continue with the practice of re-enactment focusing on performances that work with image and screen. These re-enactment projects require researching on concepts of the works, performative procedures, equipment set-ups, and audience experience. As in week 7’s exercise (re-creating video installations), you do not have to replicate the work exactly. You may want to re-interpret these works in their re-making/ re-staging in reference to the central concept of the work. Is the work interrogating an element of the cinematic experience? How is this achieved? Continue reading

Workshop 06: Video Installations

Isaac Julien, Stones Against Diamonds, 2015

In this workshop, we will examine the contexts for screen installation works: expanded cinema, video art, and video installations. We focus on how space is used to stage screen works, and how techniques and formats of installation are employed to expand the medium into space and time. Specifically, we will be investigating screen-based installations by re-creating existing works.

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