Media Installation

Course MD612 | Christian Dootz, Mona Diab

A Gesamtkunstwerk (translated as total work of art, ideal work of art, universal artwork, synthesis of the arts, comprehensive artwork, all-embracing art form or total artwork) is a work of art that makes use of all or many art forms or strives to do so. ― Wikipedia




Media Installations are three-dimensional works that are often site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space. Originally, they have been constructed in exhibition spaces such as museums and galleries, but became soon more and more important in commercial contexts as tools to enhance corporate communication processes. The genre incorporates a broad range of everyday and natural materials, which are often chosen for their "evocative" qualities, as well as new media such as video, sound, performance, immersive virtual reality and the internet.

Course Outline

This course will explore in theory and practice the conceptual strategies of installation and media art.

The lecture series will offer a historical overview on the topic, while the practical part of the course will result in a student exhibition consisting of various mixed media installations.

Learning Outcome, Competences

The students will work on installation projects in order to get an understanding about the complexity and challenges of this field. The interplay of media, space, time and user will be examined. Tools will be introduced to develop concepts and solutions for setting up site specific and appropriate media implementations with photography, video, sound and interactive tools.


DATE TOPIC CONTENT ASSIGNMENTS
1 11.02.2015 12.02.2015 Introduction Brainstorming:

"what is Media Installation?"

ASSIGNMENT 01+02

READING
Nick Kaye: Site-Specific Art Performance, 2006.

2 18.02.2015 19.02.2015 Media installation examples "What is Media Installation?"
- assign02 presentation
ARTIST LIST

download

3 25.02.2015 26.02.2015 Media installation examples "What is Media Installation?"
- assign02 presentation
4 04.03.2015 05.03.2015 Analysis of different Media installations' elements Brainstorming Exercise:
Create 2 media installations in GUC (indoors, and outdoors)
5 11.03.2015 12.03.2015 CLASS CANCELED
5 18.03.2015 19.03.2015 COMPENSATION Overview on different art movements and history
6 25.03.2015 26.03.2015 ARTISTS' PRESENTATION

Group 01 (26.03.2015):
Bill Viola by Engie Yasser
Nam June Paik by Aya Tarek
Group 02 (25.03.2015):
Nam June Paik by Mahmoud Salem
Vito Acconci by Sarah El Ashy
Bill Viola by Samar Ahmed

Poem Assignment:

ASSIGNMENT 03

7 01.04.2015 02.04.2015 ARTISTS' PRESENTATION

Group 01 (02.04.2015):
Ars Electronica by Mona Fattouh
Otto Piene by Omar El Laithy
Peter Campus by Sarah Ashmawy
Group 02 (01.04.2015):
Lynn Hershman by Reem Ossama

ASSIGNMENT:

04- "Final Project" concept (individual)

05- visit the Exhibition
"GREAT TRICKS FROM YOUR FUTURE"
hosted by: D-Caf
at the old french consulate
address: 5 Fadl street, downtown Cairo

8 08.04.2015 ARTISTS' PRESENTATION

Group 01:
Ann Hamilton by Abdelrahman
Mona Hatoum by Amira Ihab
Group 02:
Ars Electronica by Aly Gaafar
Peter Campus by Malak Galal
Yayoi Kusama by Hady Bassiony

ASSIGNMENT:

A- Send a hardcopy of your final concept
24 hours before your scheduled consultation time to Christian Dootz
and Mona Khaled

B- Be on time on your meeting time at Christian Dootz's office D1-227 with a hard copy version of your proposal

Note:
if you did not reserve a time schedule for your meeting, please send an email to book an appointment to Mona before Monday 14.04.2015 at 22:00

9 15.04.2015 16.04.2015 In-Office Consultation FINAL CONCEPT CONSULTATION

according to the time-schedule

FINAL PROJECT

Deliverables and Deadlines

10 22.04.2015 23.04.2015 ARTISTS' PRESENTATION

Group 01 (23.04.2015):
Anish Kapoor by Sara Samy
Douglas Gordon by Hussein Ali
James Turell by Ramy Tarek
Janet Cardiff by Lobna Khaled
Jennifer+Kevin McCoy by Ahmed
Olafur Eliasson by Ola El Bahey
Shirin Neshat by Hagar Fathi
Tino Sehgal by Amr Ayman
Wael Shawky by Aya Nasr
Group 02 (22.04.2015):
Ann Hamilton by Reem Sabry
Anthony McCall by Dina Salah
Eija-Liisa Ahtila by Malak Badawi
Jeffrey Shaw by Mariam Raymone
Julian Rosefeldt by Salma Shawki
Shirin Neshat by Farah Ahmed

FINAL PROJECT

A- HARD COPY of your MindMap chart

B- HARD COPY of your detailed Concept Description (min 5 pages)
see detailes in this link Deliverables and Deadlines

11 29.04.2015 30.04.2015 FINAL CONCEPT PRESENTATIONS PRESENTATIONS
5 minutes each + 5 minutes feedback
ALL HAVE TO ATTEND
FINAL PROJECT

HARD COPY of your detailed production plan (min 7 pages)
see detailes in this link Deliverables and Deadlines