AV Projects: 21st Century Video

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Students will look at how contemporary artists have approached video art in the 21st Century, with an emphasis on new strategies, technologies, and concerns that have emerged since the year 2000. The relationship of contemporary video art practices to developments in other media, as well as to historical work will also be discussed. Presentations of short-turnaround exercises and longer-term self-directed work in video will take place in parallel with class screenings and discussions, grounding students' developing work and ideas in a historical framework and surveying where video is at today.

3 credits. One-semester course. Prerequisites: Video II or Film II or Animation II.

Course Code: FA 380A

Instructor(s): Josh Kline

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.