New Genres offers an interdisciplinary approach to art making, committed to developing experimental and radical art practices. New Genres recognizes the legacies of conceptual art, social practice, performance art and new media arts. The courses offer instruction in video and sound production, performance, text based art and installation. New Genres focuses on critical thinking and ideation through experimental methodologies and innovative technologies.
Students in New Genres will create their own visual language through research methods, critical thinking, collaboration, and performative processes. Students are encouraged to experiment with new ways to make art by responding directly to current socio-political conditions and forms of representation.
New Genres is rooted in the avant-garde traditions that emerged in the early 20th century, and is fundamental to the formation of Modern and Contemporary Art. New Genres seeks students who wish to develop the art of the future.
Students will receive instructions and have access to audio and video production, lighting equipment, green screen, sound recording studio, digital printers, video editing software, animation tools, and basic book-binding equipment.
New Genre Beginner This introduction to New Genres includes video, sound, performance, installation and other media based arts. Students use critical thinking to develop conceptual and material processes. Skills and tools explored in this course include the use of digital technologies, recording equipment, and editing methods.
New Genre Advanced In this course each student concentrates on a specific conceptual approach to methods and materials. New Genres Advanced builds on the ideas and skills learned in the beginning course. Individual exploration is emphasized through a deeper knowledge of tools, processes and critical discourse. May be repeated once (i.e., taken twice).
Tamy Ben-Tor Using spoken word, various soundtracks, costumes, masks and wigs, Ben-Tor’s videos and performances are a hysteric embodiment of her surroundings and an amplified over exaggerated interpretation of “Normal”.
Daniel Bozhkov is an artist who employs a variety of media, from fresco to performance, installation and video. He works with professionals from different fields, operating as an amateur intruder/visitor, who also functions as a producer of new meaning into seemingly closed systems.
A.K. Burns is an interdisciplinary artist steeped in transfeminist issues. Building allegorical environments using video, installation, sculpture, drawing, writing and collaboration, Burns question how we value what we value and why.
Jules Gimbrone is invested in the ways that an unstable subjectivity engages with social and internalized, cognitive technologies. The work synthesizes physical and sonic material, sensory perception, the physical body, electronics, and objects. As both a visual and sonic artist, Gimbrone works in a third space to produce synesthetic, hybrid content.
Dave McKenzie is an artist who uses video, performance, and text to explore how and why subjects engage-with and become-with one another. Projects include the ephemeral the itinerant and the always changing
Néstor Pérez-Molière‘s art entails a process of self-discovery; a series of confessionals revealing private conflicts; hoping towards catharsis; depathologizing negative feelings so that they can be seen as a source for political action rather than its antithesis. His practice incorporates performance, photography, video, installation, drawing, and intaglio techniques.