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Art 450, Interiors as Cinema

This class, an extension of ART 449, reconsiders both the “studio” in the history of the moving image and our understanding of “interiors” as described by film. The Black Maria, the first motion picture studio in the United States, was invented by Thomas Edison in 1893. This tar-papered “studio” looked like a small house and was rotated by horse to catch the best light of the day for filming. This unfixed interior at the origin of the moving image is our chimerical inspiration throughout the term, and our final collective project involves reconstructing this studio and shooting something therein. Film expertise is not required. Some understanding of the art of the past five hundred years is helpful. Contemporary artists are a constant point of reference throughout the class. Lab/materials fee: $150. Corey McCorkle

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