On Friday, 27th of September 2013, there was a public presentation of a diploma work “Director’s role in video installation” by Valerie Wolf Gang (/Valerija Zabret). The presentation was successful and so Valerie got the title of BA of Arts (Digital Arts and Practices). She was also awarded with the award Alumnus Optimus – best student in the generation.
Public announcement of the diploma presentation.
Diploma mentors are:
theoretical part: dr. Petja Grafenauer
practical part: prof. Rene Rusjan
ABSTRACT AND KEYWORDS
DIRECTOR’S ROLE IN VIDEO INSTALLATION
The theoretical part of the diploma thesis focuses on the origin and the development
of video art, where certain authors and periods and also the important role of
technological development in video art are highlighted. More specifically, as I wanted
to research more thoroughly the field within which I am also creating, my focus was
on video art in Slovenia.
In the introductory part, my development from video to video installation and also my
transition from the film to the video are demonstrated. Besides the process that has
led me to this art form, a concrete development of my video installations, from the
first installation ″Animal atomic bomb″ to the thesis work ″FREEDOM 2.0″ are also
presented. The concepts and the technical settings are brefly described, and the idea
and the circumstances that have led me to the video installations are presented.
Moreover, the reasons why I have decided for such an art form, what is my work
method, considering that the basis and the source of inspiration in my work is drawn
from the film world, and which principles are applied during the creating process and
placing the video installations are presented as well.
The practical part of thesis work – video installation ″FREEDOM 2.0″ was produced
during my residential stay in Singapore, the documentation for opening the exibition
and the video used in the installation, I also presented in the concluding school
exibition in Slovenia. This is indicated in the final part of my thesis work, where the
work process, that was performed behind the scenes of video installation, is
displayed in details. Once again, in this video installation I had a role of the author
and the director, and I was thinking if the roles are also as theoretically defined in this
art technique as they are in the film world.
video, video installation, video art, artist, videast, video artist, history, film,
– Valerie Wolf Gang
Photos of diploma publications.