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Video art: Students Invite Public to View Semester’s Work

As part of their final critique, art majors enrolled in a digital video course invite the community to review their work on Monday, April 23 from 7-8:30 p.m. in room 356 of the UTC Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

This semester is the first time the University has offered a course devoted entirely to video as a medium.

Open to all upper division fine art majors, the digital video course was designed to focus on history and theory as applied to video, as well as teach students the programs to create their own body of work. Through viewing main stream and experimental footage, each student became script writer, cinematographer, editor and producer. Adjunct Professor Adam Trowbridge has created an innovative and creative atmosphere in which his students are encouraged to experiment in a medium that is changing as quickly as the technologies advance.

As a practicing artist in Chattanooga’s local art collaborative, SEED, Trowbridge, along with other UTC art professors Jessica Westbrook and Rebecca Targ, exhibited his own work in a special exhibition that was held at the Hunter Museum last Fall. Polymer, focusing solely on video and film, was well received in the local art community, successfully introducing Chattanooga to the experience of video as an art form.

Each member of the video course has prepared ten minutes of footage to share, totaling a running time of 90 minutes. The screening of “Beta Maxx” will be followed by a discussion with the artists about their work.

May 1, 2007