Migratory Cultures Workshop
G. Craig Hobbs & Robin Lasser
Open To: College Students
Max Participants: 10
Join the Migratory Cultures artist team from San Jose, California in recording, editing, and translating migration stories of the Goan diaspora during the festival.
During the workshop, participants will record processes of human and non-human migration as video material to augment the interviews. They will record human movement – trains, buses, boats, walking, etc. along with non-human migrations – of animals, birds, insects and other species.
They will also learn video projection mapping, digital video, editing and motion graphics during a week-long intensive with the artist team at Kala Academy. Additionally, you will assist in the creation of large-scale video projections mapped onto buildings and trees in Panjim, Goa for the Story of Space Festival.
This workshop is appropriate for artists and students of 18+ years of age, with experience in digital media, photography, video and other cultural workers interested in video projection mapping.
Read more about the Migratory Cultures project at The Story of Space here.
The workshop is appropriate for artists and students with experience in digital media, photography, video and others interested in video projection mapping and migration. Knowledge of Konkani preferred.
G. Craig Hobbs
G. Craig Hobbs’ work explores the use of metadata, infrared computer vision, and open-source software for use in live cinema, locative media, video projection mapping and large-scale public art. Hobbs’ video projection mapping workshops involve collaboration with artists, students and communities working across cultures and borders. His recent collaborations combine workshop and skill-share peer-to-peer learning models to develop community-based public artworks which address issues of digital culture and globalization through video projection mapping. Hobbs produces large-scale public art, installations, and films. He received his BFA from California Institute of the Arts and his MFA from the Digital Arts and New Media program at University of California, Santa Cruz. He has served as a visiting professor at Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris and as researcher and lecturer at the University of California and California College of the Arts (CCA) in. Hobbs is currently Assistant Professor of Digital Media Art (DMA) and Director of the CADRE Media Lab at San José State University in California.
Robin Lasser is a Professor of Art at San Jose State aUniversity. She produces photographs, video, site-specific installations and public art dealing with environmental issues and social justice. Lasser often collaborates with other artists, writers, students, public agencies, community organizations, and international coalitions to produce public art and promote public dialogue. Recent international exhibitions include installations at museums such as: The Metenkov Museum of Photography, The Recoleta Cultural Center and The Caixa Cultural Center. Lasser has also participated in several international biennials. She has had her work displayed in national and international exhibitions like: Aronson Galleries – Parsons School of Design, Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery, County Museum of Art, the De Young Museum and the Exploratorium Observation Gallery, the Osaka World Trade Center Museum and the Academy of Film in Prague. Lasser is currently the US project lead and a participating artist in a cross-cultural art exchanges between Russia, Iran, India and the U.S.
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