Performance and Video Art

Kate Rhoades
Monday–Thursday, June 18–July 13

9:30 am–12:30 pm 

Materials List

Experience the intersection of live performance and video through the exploration of human actions as art. This course introduces the rich and corporeal practice of visual artists using their bodies, time, and space as a medium for their work. The video component of the class draws upon a wide range of methods and styles- documentary, performance, and experimental video to assess how video captures the meaning and presentation of performance art and explores effective strategies for production and dissemination from technical, methodological, and philosophical perspectives. Students enrolled in this course are expected to work both independently and collaboratively to define their own projects.


Kate Rhoades’ videos, paintings, and publications probe the absurdity of the commercial, academic, and institutional facets of art. She deploys puppets, over-acting, cartoons, and slapstick to contrast the seriousness of the situations being analyzed. Her work has been exhibited at Recology, San Francisco, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, and other venues such as alleys and hotel rooms in the U.S. and Canada. She has presented videos in the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Santa Fe International New Media Festival. Rhoades received a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH, and a MFA from Mills College, Oakland, CA. She is currently working on a new installment in her comic book series, Kate and Katy, with her partner and co-author, Katy Kondo.

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