Thursday, April 28, 2011

Barbara London

Barbara London was at Nevada to judge one of the student exhibits, she is a curator for the Museum of Modern Art and works with digital arts which made her lecture very interesting and relevant for students like us.

I liked the structure of her lecture, because she presented it as kind of a crash course in technologic art history. By starting with how artist would take the technology they had at their disposal at the time (for example, photos, video, computers, etc) and bringing it up to the present,

She talked a lot about Nam June Paik whom I had learned a bit about in other classes, it was interesting to see more of his work and how interactivity played a huge role in all of his pieces. As a huge David Bowie fan, it was also cool to see some of his work in there too, because I wasn't really expecting that.

The Residents was also interesting, how they could work on anything without a copyright, I found that similar to a lot of music artists I listen to such as Girl Talk and Super Mash Bros which are musical mash up artists who take a lot of different songs and mash them up into one track. I like that aspect of using whatever you have to create something totally new.

Overall I enjoyed the lecture and thought it actually tied into what we've been working on pretty well, especially with the progression of technology and how it's constantly creating a new medium for artists

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