Sunday, November 13, 2011 – 1:00pm
Experimenting with Movement, Perspective, and Video
Experiment in this hands-on workshop with filmmaker Barbara Bickart, who merges video and choreographic elements in her own practice, and has developed methods for combining the essence of filmmaking with choreography in no-tech, low-tech, and high-tech settings. After showing some excerpts of her own work, Barbara will share strategies and exercises in this workshop that can be translated to diverse teaching situations. The workshop will focus on creating a series of short, parameter-driven, movement/video experiments using in-camera editing. If possible, bring a video camera if you have one that can accommodate an RCA (red, yellow, white) cable for connecting to our screening television, and a tape or memory card. There will be some additional cameras available.
Barbara Bickart is an interdisciplinary video artist based in New Jersey. Her work takes on the form of video installation, video performance and experimental documentary. It has been presented in theaters, galleries and museums globally, in locations including London, Argentina, Israel, Croatia, Australia, Russia, Romania, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, and Memphis. She received an M.A. from the New School for Social Research in Media Studies, where she received the Departmental Scholar Award. She has been guest faculty in the Film/New Media Department of Sarah Lawrence College where she helped develop the Radical Film/New Media Laboratory project and in Ohio State University’s Dance De-partment, to teach Dance and Media. She is adjunct faculty at Rutgers and Moore College of Art & Design. She has received numerous fellowships and awards, most recently an ongoing Film/Video Studio residency at the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State for the development of her series of video installations, WHEN.