May 22, 2019  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LALL 964 - Electronic Video

3 credits
The course traces the history of video as an art form from the early 1960s to the present. Basic film concepts are reviewed in their application to emerging new electronic formats. Video art is examined in all of its aspects as computer art, installation, and sculpture. The survey explores the variety of styles, genres, and forms that constitute the distinctive achievement of American video art. The videotapes and documentation of artists’ projects are examined and placed within the social and cultural context in which they were produced. The market forces and the political/psychological systems shaping the audience and creating an increasingly problematic role for artists are an important consideration.

Prerequisites LACR*102