19 September 2020 18.00 – 19.00 (UTC + 2)
In this seminar we will dive screen first into a brief yet thorough and informative survey of video art and the seeds of its influences in popular culture and readymade technologies. We’ll briefly cover the primary elements and principles of video art and its relationship with the body and politics of media in everyday quotidien life. We’ll also watch a curated selection of key historical antecedents in film and key contemporary contributors that continue to shape the ever expanding and seemingly boundary-less field.
The webinar is free and open for everybody. Zoom link for the webinar is HERE.
Nathan Hendrickson is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, curator, and independent creative producer from Kentucky. He holds an MFA from Florida State University in studio art and his practical thesis work focused on intergenerational trauma, chaotic narrative and the double-binds of endemic racism and gender normativity through embodiment. Hendrickson has over 5 years of experience in the informal economy of the film industry as a production assistant, production coordinator, assistant production supervisor, and professional photographer/videographer working on everything from feature films (Mom & Dad) in the art department, to commercials for Ford Motor Company as a production coordinator, to shooting and editing zero-budget independent films and video artworks in Kentucky, New York, Korea, Japan, Italy, Finland, and Belgium. They have toured internationally with Non Grata (a performance art group from Estonia); collaborated with the Korean theatre company, Romantic Melting Pot on numerous projects; and have worked extensively on several projects with performance art researcher Gianluigi Biagini, PhD since 2016. They have also worked as an actor and video documentarian with the Open Program of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards since the spring of 2018 on several projects including editing the full performance documentary of I Am America (an original musical performance based on the poetry of Allen Ginsberg and songs from the American South, 2014), and a forthcoming documentary about their international encounter, Constellations Summer Camp, at the Teatro Medresesi near Sirince, Turkey in 2019.