EXPANDED MEDIA 

Expanded Media 

anna sprague

Winter 2020

This foundation-level class teaches students to challenge the boundaries of conventional art categories. Through studio assignments, this course introduces diverse means-such as printed matter, digital media, audio, video, and performance-that have been used to transgress artistic limits. In addition, students are encouraged to experiment with interdisciplinary approaches to practices within and beyond artistic and academic disciplines.

MDIA -1000-1

Jehkio Bean-Lightbourne

Kian Bridger

Ziyang Bu

Lucy Carver-Brennan

Lyla Gallaro

Ang Giordani

Celeste Lee

Hannah Melanson

Chris Mendonca

Noah Parsons

Tea Stewart

Matteo Robinson

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MDIA -1000-2 

Soleil Babcock-Suggitt

Paisley Ennis

Diana Gonzalez-Savary

Courtney Greene

Manani Jones - Lamont

Laura Lima Nishida

Kai Lovlin

Marvin Martin

Michelle Murphy

Noah Patey

Arin Rains

Shelby Ryan

Jeremie Simon

Mariah Sunday

Esly Tan

Xinyu Wang

Kyanna Wilkinson

Lumeng Yang

Fionn Heron 

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‘inefficiency’, under capitalism, is never a strategy and always occurs in error. Inefficiency is an inaccuracy, an incompetence, a queer calculation, an irrational movement of the body requiring to be made streamlined, time-saving and labour-saving. […] a practice of ‘radical inefficiency’ is a practice of multiple temporalities, of accidents and wastefulness, of unpredictability, of slow processes amid fast actions. 

 

Rowan Lear, Towards radical inefficiency: autonomy, overwork and resistance in artistic labour

Essay commissioned and published in artist-led journal Doggerland, Issue 4, 2017.

 

 

In lieu of our originally intended live     S       L      O     W     movement performance, this collaborative video explores ideas of radical slowness, social isolation, and connectivity amidst a global pandemic.  

For this group project, we used an “exquisite corpse” call/response approach to perform collaboratively within a virtual sphere.  Each artist, before passing the video file along to the next contributor, had 24 hours to create a one minute video in response to the last 5 seconds of footage sent to them.  The end result is a compilation of intertwined reflections that express a heightened awareness of our bodies in space and a deeper understanding of ordered time as a construct.