Wednesday, January 25, 2012

60 Second Shots?

I very much enjoyed the concept of a 60 second shot. I believe that using a short limited video as one of the main components for a piece allows an easier display for the common viewer. Their attention span has been manipulated by society into being minimal, but in the presence of a short video it experiences moments of expansion. This project has inspired me to create an entire series of short videos of a particular theme.

I liked that you could try to squeeze a story or meaning in a medium that is usually considered to be more time consuming for viewing. I found it interesting that with viewing others videos, it seemd that it often gave such a long length of time.

Sometimes I am guilty of the quick view that most give to any particular piece of art, but I think that having a main focus of the works being that its short gives the viewer some sort of incentive to continue watching. However, what if the description is in no way related to the piece itself except for the purpose to draw attention? Why must there always be a correspondence between the art and its displayed label? Isn't the "art" enough just by iteself?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What I Love About Video Art

Through my experiences so far, I think its safe to say that I have mixed feelings about video art. The whole discussion and argument about the origins and the influences of the field really put me in a mind bind during my first interactions with video art last semester. However, after that mini-rant, I do enjoy the freedom that video art seems to lend as a major importance. I feel like working with this medium offers a lot of expansion and growth throughout the creation process.

I suppose it's just because of the restrictions that assignments gave that I sometimes struggled with some of my videos, however, I have realized that my own personal endeavors have yielded less difficulties probably due to this fact.

I traditionally have a very minimalistic and simplistic style with my art works and I have generally tried to work that way with my videos as well by using less after effects and editing, but I did try some manipulations with projects that were done in Video Art I.