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Media Arts + Visual Culture: Installation

Course No. ACD 387  Credits: 3.0
Faculty David Hart | Gary D. Sampson

This course investigates the emergence, prominence and impact of the installation as a new medium in contemporary art. "Media arts" or "new media" include but are not limited to video and experimental film, performance, interactive art, digital media, and especially the installation, which itself embraces a wide range of media. We will focus on the growth of the installation from "environments" in the 1960s into a distinct artistic medium used widely since the 1980s. We will discuss the work of many recognized artists and some less familiar artists from around the world as well as corresponding theories of media within the broader field of visual culture. Using a wide range of installations as examples, particular attention will be given to the implications that new media, especially digital media, have for the creative process and the critical social issues that they raise. Visual Culture Emphasis course. Fulfills post-1960s art history requirement. Formerly ACD 486.

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Sarah Minor

Assistant Professor | Chair of Liberal Arts

Sarah Minor is a writer and visual artist and the author of the books Bright Archive, forthcoming from Rescue ...more

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