Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Storing files on EditShare and your Personal External Drive

The Film Studies EditShare Media Server is the place to store video and audio media for your classes in Hurvis 013. Below is a video explaining how to log in. Students enrolled in a video production class, such as ART 240 (FIST 240), are automatically allocated class media storage space on the Server, which can be accessed from all work stations in the Hurvis editing labs. Student's personal computers can NOT access the server space! Students are strongly encouraged to frequently back up all files stored on EditShare to their personal external drive.

NOTE: All files stored on EditShare will be cleared one week after the end of the term.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Quinoa or Green Curry; Digital Processes final projects

Monday, June 9, 2014

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Warch Campus Center Cinema

New media projects by 14 ART 340/540 Digital Processes students recovering from an encounter with Nicolas Bourriaud's Relational Aesthetics, "a set of artistic practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and their social context, rather than an independent and private space."

Christopher Moore- LUSTER media is an online mixed-media platform meant to showcase the diverse art forms that LU students create. 

Charlie Mann- Urban Street Art Independent Study documented through video and slides.

Rachel Wilke- The Love(less) Workshop is a video documentation of an event where students met in a contrived setting, individually wrote one break-up letter and one love letter, and were subsequently interviewed. The goal of this project was to break social barriers by encouraging vulnerability and openness in a social setting. 

Jade Peterson- The Ephemeral Tattoo was an event (in an attempt at understanding relational aesthetics) with a resulting experimental film that documented the experience of the human body as a canvas.  

 Erin Davis- igne natura renovatur integra is a video that juxtaposes scenes of burning paper cranes with scenes of the brutality of nature to mimic the ongoing cycle of violence and rebirth. 

Xian Qu- Voyager No.3 is a video piece that pays tribute to the Voyager 1 NASA spacecraft that just entered the interstellar space.  The original video was taken at an illumination event that titled "the Universe" and then adapted and edited with other audio pieces.

Kate Siakpere- LU’s Top Model is a mockumentary send-up of the popular reality television show, “America’s Next Top Model”. In this mini episode, five Lawrentians compete to win the title of LU’s Top Model. 

Ariel Garcia- Barb Talks is a mockumentary-type introduction to the wonderful Pastor Jackie who unfortunately is raptured before we get a chance to meet her.  All in drag, of course.

Amber LatimerHouse Party is a music video that captures the talent of two musicians and combines both artists’ unique styles in order to portray a twist on the typical 'house party'.  

Laura Udelson-  If Venus had a Penis is a contemporary interpretation of religious icons and the portrayal of women in the Western Art History tradition. The suite of images treat media, the artificially produced, and stimulation overload as devotion-worthy.

Alexander Babbitt- Water Whole is a digital video with accompanying soundscape that is inspired by predictions of global water shortage. 

Shea Love- Where I'm From is a mini audio and physical chapbook exploring stories of home. It is an open-line for intimacy which uncovers bits about the artist's identities and experiences that shape her perspective and the way one fits within a community.

Brosie- Mapping Anticipated Carpal Tunnel is a portfolio of digital images that document the patterns and paths that people's fingers leave on their smart phone screens.

SarahJane Rennick- The Gr8 Raccoon Queen will Reign in my Heart 5ever is a digital video about sitting in a 24-hour IHOP in Chicago and thinking about your future.

Emma Moss- Convection Conception is a performance art event about life and bread.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Little Richard rocks our world (more than we can imagine)

Little Richard Austin, TX 1975
© Stephanie Chernikowski
Little Richard backstage at the Ritz Theatre in Austin, TX 
Richard's influence on singers, musicians, filmmakers, drag performers, and artists is near to incomprehensible, especially given that he only produced two charting LPs and three US top ten singles during the course of his on again, off again career. It extends to performers as unlikely as Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman)...

 And to the obvious...

This is what it's all about...

Monday, May 19, 2014

Film Buffs Start Revolution

The Situationists played a influential role in the May 1968 uprisings in France. As a small collective of artists and thinkers, their ideas about excesses in society and political power dynamics spread like wildfire, causing occupations and strikes that effectively shut down the entire country for two weeks. Although they officially disbanded in 1972 their influence can be seen in movements as diverse as British Punk and Occupy Wall Street.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Joseph Beuys Wants You!

The huge idea here is that Art can be everywhere, always, making every life experience a heightened, enriching, nurturing event. That everyone can participate in and comprehend. That can enlighten us and save our planet from destruction by humankind.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Pamela Bannos's Search for Vivian Maier

Vintage transparency from the Ron Slattery Collection,
April 22, 1955, Central Park.
Ektachrome 120 fillm, 12 ASA , E-2 processed

Pamela Bannos, a photographer who teaches at Northwestern University, is quoted in a Daily Beast post and is increasingly recognized as a scholar with a deeper understanding of Vivian Maier's enigmatic photographic legacy. Vivian Maier has been trivialized as "Mary Poppins with a camera." Bannos argues that it is men who are controlling Maier's work and legacy and hence how the public understands of Maier's life and body of work. The recently released documentary, Finding Vivian Maier, is adding more fuel to the fire. For example, Rose Lichter-Mark's tuned-in analysis of the film, "Vivian Maier and the Problem of Difficult Women" in the New Yorker, further unpacks the emerging gender issues. Bannos presented a complex lecture "Vivian Maier's Fractured Archive" at Lawrence University on Thursday, May 1, 2014m in the Wriston Auditorium. She examined Maier's cameras, locations, methods, and choices as evidenced in the archive Maier left behind.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Gilbert and George (don't suck?)

Suck. 1977. Gilbert & George.
We mostly know Gilbert and George from their large scale photo pieces, often annoyingly unattractive and covering large parcels of gallery real estate. There's more to these boys however, and their concept of 'living sculpture' took Joseph Beuys 'social sculpture' idea into new territory, making themselves diplomats for gay (they prefer queer) identity and reinventing the notion of the artist as prophet/seer/catalyst for social change. We'll forget about the inspiration annoying street performers took from them...


Smoking in 1973...


Gilbert and George in 2007...

Monday, April 7, 2014

Yves Klein, Out of the Void

A human paintbrush propagates the Yves Klein beauty trip.

A 2013 propagation of the Monotone and Silence Symphony.

The legacy propagated by the Walker Art Center.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Marcel Duchamp Speaks

Obviously he already understood the scope of his influence here. Did he accept his role as prophet or was he simply smugly amused by the whole misunderstanding?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Beck's Song Reader

Beck’s latest project comes in a form that peaked in popularity about 100 years ago—twenty songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music, never before released or recorded. It's up to us to put these into audible form. 6680+ performances of these songs have been posted to YouTube...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Monday, March 17, 2014

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Warch Campus Center Cinema

New media projects by 11 ART 240 Digital Processes students responding to Marshall McLuhan’s ideas of the global village from his seminal book The Medium is the Massage. Writes McLuhan, “Ours is a brand-new world of allatonceness. “Time” has ceased, “Space” has vanished. We now live in a global village…a simultaneous happening…we have had to shift our stress of attention from action to reaction.” 

Steven Alexander - WAR V. YOUTH is a video detailing the loss of innocence from the modern child due to the power and existence of sensationalized news media

Zain Ali Speeding Speech: Pigeon Mail to the 21st Century is a video about how technology has helped connect lives from the 1800s to the 21st century providing a closer look into how far we have come in electric circuitry - reconstituting dialogue on a global scale
Rachel Jo Arnow - The New Twitch is a video experience portraying our minds in a digital process, as our environment becomes a new graphic interface

Erin Davis - The Growth of a Global Village is a stop-motion video utilizing modular origami to represent the technological evolution and spread of information that accompanied the evolution of the global village

Ariel Garcia - YouTube Beauty Gurus of Babel is a digital video with a soundscape combining elements from YouTube beauty videos from all over the world to shed light on how vast technology’s impact is on the beauty industry on a global scale

Christopher Moore and Laura Udelson - Photoshop® Meets Medieval is a collaborative image manipulation project looking at historical iconography associated with active viewing

Jade Peterson - Chronicles of Connection is a series of images showing how connection and harmony can exist at the same time. States the artist, "I am pushing aside the idea that humanity is savage because of intimacy and comparing that closeness to Mother Nature."

Mackenzie Rech - A Narrative of Music is a video collage of music and lyrics from the 1950's to present commenting on society's tendency to consume media, specifically music, all at once with no understanding of the historical and cultural context from which it emerged

Kate Siakspere - Streaming Through the Global Village (1998 - present) is an interactive art experience showcasing four computers (Mac and Windows) from 1998 to present.  Each computer will show a short one-minute video clip of viral videos that exploded on the web and in media pop culture from the specific year the computer was made 

Rachel Wilke - Uncovering Hidden Messages is a video commenting  on our evolving interaction with television, as intellectual human beings, as we grow older. States the artist, "We grow to understand the content of television differently, and in a more mature and sophisticated manner than we did when we were young children; we see things through television now that we originally missed."