This six-session course will investigate the relationship between “Self" and the environment in contemporary art. The course encourages students to choose from objects they find around them and to explore their personal relationship with these items to make art imbued with their own unique perceptions. The focus is on identity. We will be looking deeply at surroundings and students will be encouraged to find a "new concept” of Self in the environment, then visualize it through creation of a video installation. The course will look at artists such as Nam June Paik and Bill Viola’s use of video in installation.
Raheleh Minoosh Zomorodinia is an Iranian photographer, visual, performance, and video artist. She received an MFA in New Genres from SFAI, and a BA in Photography and an MA in Graphic Design from the Art and Architecture University in Tehran, Iran. She is a member of the environmental artists group Open Five in Iran (view her contribution at 5baz.com), and is a board member of the Women Environmental Artists Directory. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally at venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art Isfahan in Iran, Pori Art Museum in Finland, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Marin Community Foundation, and the Nevada Art Museum.View Gallery »