Course detail

The Canon Of New media Art. The best of new media art 2

FaVU-2KNM-LAcad. year: 2019/2020

The 2-semester course is based on screeing of canonical pieces of the new media history which have influenced the further development of 20th century art. The new media archeology method reveals the most significant influences of the historical movements on the digital art of the 21st century.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After completing the course students will be able to:
- recognize significant artworks from the history of media art;
- interpret the content and meaning of these works in the context of their impact on contemporary art;
- analyze the strategies of their creation within the characteristics of historical movements;
- evaluate the impact of different technologies on the development of new media art;
- understand the fundamental difference between analog and digital media.

Prerequisites

An interest in new media art. Good knowledge of a history of post-WWII art.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

PAUL, Christiane: Digital art. Thames & Hudson, 2003. (CS)
REENA, Jana –TRIBE, Mark: New Media Art. Taschen, 2009. (CS)
DANIELS, Dieter - SCHMIDT, Barbara U.: Artists as inventors - inventors as artists. Hatje Cantz, 2008. (CS)
FRIELING, Rudolf - DANIELS, Dieter (eds.): Media Art Net 1: Survey of Media Art. Springer, 2004. (CS)
RUSH, Michael: New Media in Art. Thames & Hudson, 2005. (CS)
SHANKEN, Edward A.: Art and Electronic Media. Phaidon, 2009. (CS)
WILSON, Stephen: Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2002. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

AV screening. Group discussions aiming to interpret presented works, "Homewatch".

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The output of the course consists of:
1. audiovisual work
2. accomanying text which contains: a description of the work, the intention, a description, the concept, the strategies and working techniques.

Evaluation criteria:
- formal references to specific work(s) of new media art;
- appropriate reasoning and expertise in the accompanying text;
- aesthetics of final audiovisual work.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Video art
Forerunners:
The man with a movie camera (Dziga Vertov – Denis Arkadjevič Kaufman), 1929
Hans Richter: RHYTHMUS 21, 1921-24
Man Ray: LE RETOUR À LA RAISON, 1923
Fernand Léger LE BALLET MÉCANIQUE, 1924
FLUXUS FILMS : Nam June Paik, Dick Higgins, George Maciunas, Chieko Shiomi, Yoko Ono, Vostell, Albert

Nam June Paik: Videofilm Concert, 1965
Nam June Paik: TV Buddha, 1974
Wolf Vostell: Sun in your head, '9 No – Dé-coll/ages, 1963
Steina Vasulka Switch! Monitor! Drift!, 1976
Woody Vasulka: Art of Memory, 1987
Steve Reich a Beryl Korot: Three tales, 1998-2002

Generative art, computer art, algorhitm art
Forerunners:
Cybernetic Serendipity, 1968
Charles Csuri: Hummingbird, 1967
John Whitney: Permutations
Frieder Nake: 'Hommage à Paul Klee 13/9/65 Nr.2', 1965.
Michael Noll: Computer Composition with Lines, 1964
Michael Noll: Computer Generated Ballet
Frieder Nake: Polygon Drawings

Ben Grosser: Computers Watching Movies, 2013
Erwin Driessens a Maria Verstappen: E-volver, 2006

Software art, interactive art, internet art, net art ASCII, nomadic networks, data visualisations, mobile and locative media, VR a AR, hypertext
Scott Draves: Bomb, 1995–1997
Douglas Davis: THE WORLD'S FIRST COLLABORATIVE SENTENCE, 1994
Olia Lialina: MBCBFTW, 1996
Mark Amerika: GRAMMATRON, 1995
Joan Heemskerk a Dirk Paesman JODI.org, 1995
I/O/D WebStalker, 1997
Ben Benjamin: Superbad
Mark Napier: Digital Landfill, 1998
Miltos Manetas: SuperMario Sleeping, 1998
Agnes Hegedüs: Memory Theater VR, 1997
Vuk Cosic Ascii Art: ACSII History of Moving Images
Golan Levin: Audiovisual Environment Suite, 1998
HEATH BUNTING: A Visitor's Guide to London Heath Bunting, 1995
Christa Sommerer-Laurent Mignonneau:Trans Plant (1995-6)
0100101110101101.ORG: Hybrids: Online Net Art Collages, 1998 – 1999

Sound art, electronic music, glitch music
Forerunners:
Luigi Russolo: Risveglio di una cittá
LUIGI RUSSOLO: Manifest Umenia hluku, 1913
John Cage: 4:33 for piano, 1952
John Cage: Imaginary Landscape No. 1.
John Cage: Imaginary Landscape No. 4 ,12 radios, 1951
Edgard Varèse - Le Corbusier - Iannis Xenakis: Poème électronique (Expo 1958)
I.Xennakis: Xenakis: La Légende d'Eer, 1977-78

Pan Sonic: Vakio, 1993
OVAL: Wohnton, 1993
Karsten Nikolai

AL, AI, biotechnology art
Will Wright: SimCity (1989), SimEarth (1990), Spore (2008)
Karl Sims: Galapágos 1997, Genetic images, 1993
Jane Prophet a Gordon Selley: TechnoSphere, 1995
Christa Sommerer a Laurent Mignonneau: A-VOLVE 1994, Life Spacies, 1996
Thomas Ray: Tierra, 1998
Jeffrey Ventrella: Darwin Pond: Artificial Life Simulation, 1996
Natalie Jeremijenko: oneTrees, 2000
Ken Rinaldo: Autopoiesis, 2000
Stelarc: Exoskeleton 1999, Ping Body, 1996
Stelarc: The Man with Three Ears
Stelarc: Third ear
Eduardo Kac: Time Capsule, 1996
Eduardo Kac: GFP BUNNY, 2000
Oron Catts a Ionat Zurr Semi-Living Worry Dolls, 2000
Stelarc: Extra Ear - The Tissue Culture & Art Project.
Joe Davis: Bacterial Radio, Microvenus
Anna Dumitriu
doc. Dr. Polona Tratnik (SLO): Hair in vitro, 2010
Verena Kaminiarz (CA/DE) Ich Vergleiche Mich Zu Dir
Julia Reodica (US) / hymNext, 2004–2008

New media art in Czechoslovak context
Emil František Burian + Miroslav Kouřil: Theatergraph
Alfréd Radok a Josef Svoboda: Laterna Magika
Zdeněk Pešánek: Edisonova transformační stanice
Zdeněk Sýkora
Alexander Hackenschmied
Radúz Činčera: Kinoautomat
Woody Vasulka
Michael Bielický: Exodus, 1995
Frank Malina: Kinetic Optagon, 1971
Ivor Diosi: Castanedize! : Dingir (1999)
Markéta Baňková New York City Map, 1999

Aims

The main objective of the course is to broaden a predominantly theoretically developed knowledge base of new media art with direct experience with partcular art works. This experience is then a basis for subsequent analysis and critical reflection.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Compulsory attendance (how many lessons can be missed will be specified in the beginning of the semester).

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUM Master's

    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Seminar

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning