Multimedia Installation Workshop

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The emergence of digital art and its associated technologies has given rise to numerous cross-disciplinary and hybrid practices that combine various media, such as sound, video, light, and space. One format that encapsulates these diverse contemporary practices is the installation. This hands-on, workshop-style course immerses students in the process of creating multimedia installations through collaborative group projects, emphasising practical experience alongside historical and theoretical learning. Throughout the course, students will not only examine the history of installation art but also explore the converging practices that have shaped media art, such as sound, video, kinetic, light, and their associated movements (e.g., futurism, Dadaism, Fluxus, minimalism). By understanding the origins of contemporary art and its potential future directions, students gain valuable context for their own creative endeavors. Utilizing technical tools, students will learn how to imagine, prototype, produce, and showcase their multimedia installations. The final project will be tailored to each student's unique skills and interests, encouraging collaboration and individual growth. Additionally, the course covers essential aspects of the artistic process, such as documentation, archiving, grant-seeking, and responding to calls-for-works, equipping students with the skills necessary to maximize their projects' viability and success. By the end of the course, students will have collaboratively produced a multimedia installation as part of a group exhibition, gaining invaluable hands-on experience in this exciting and interdisciplinary art form while showcasing their distinct talents and abilities.

Written approval of program director
Required Of
None; elective course in MPTI
Electable By
MPTI graduate students
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Course Chair
Pablo Munguia
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