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TRM 151 Lecture Notes - Archaism

5 pages48 viewsFall 2013

Department
Transmedia
Course Code
TRM 151
Professor
Susannah Sayler

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Transmedia 151 Susannah Sayler
Gary Kibbins–Video Artist
INTRODUCTION
Transmedia Professor Tom Sherman introduces.
Literature: Grammar and Not Grammar
Video: Girl Sitting on a Blue Chair
Kibbins speaks
“Framing” His Practice
Terms:
-videoartist: an archaism; he lacks affinity to any
one technology type
+conceptual > narrative
-amateurism: comparable to works found online
by young creative individuals
+“amo” = love
-collage: a work made of linked, autonomous
parts
How to “Read” the Work
-don’t ask the wrong questions
-don’t look for epiphany at end
-meaning is undermined even as it is built up
-irreconcilability of images and language
-images cannot be reduced to language and
vice versa
-artists challenge audience
PRESENTATION: “GIRL SITTING ON A BLUE
CHAIR”
Project stemmed from an idea of making a
documentary on mistreatment of
homosexuals in Uganda.
Q&A
Audience
-purist position: not looking for an audience
-art is on the “left,” liberal
-“I want everyone to respond differently.”
Surrealism/Antirealism
-dreams are uninterpretable
-antirealism = antirepresentation
+delinked from the classical connotation/
denotation of a word
http://garykibbins.ca
Transmedia 151 Susannah Sayler
Transmedia 151 Susannah Sayler

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