TV EYE is a combination history-and-studio course examining the use of the televisual in art. A historical survey focuses on artists working at the dawn of portable video, and at a moment when art was on television and television was used in art. Topics explored include dissecting the televisual, the tools of transmission and broadcast, identity play and the super persona, electronic collage, and radical art on TV. A hands on workshop component will introduce class participants to the televisual elements of live broadcast, video transmission, role play, and the live mix/ collage.

Full syllabus here.

Materials needed for course:

– a working analog or digital video camera (with line out capability, not smartphone)
– Editing software or access to (ie premiere, final cut)
– a hard drive with at least 32GB storage available

Image credit: Still from “Black TV” Aldo Tambellini, 1968