Last week, during our wexLab_videocast workshop, 10 creative youngsters, ages 14-17, got the unique chance to film in the galleries here at Wexner Center. Their only major restriction was that they had a mere three-and-a-half hours to shoot, edit, and webcast their own video art in response to the work of photographer Louise Lawler, whose exhibition is currently in the galleries.
Professional video artist and animated instructor Dan Shellenbarger introduced participants to concepts from his own documentary work, including narrative and critical theory. Students were treated to some examples of artistic appropriation and then led into the Louise Lawler exhibition to view and discuss her striking photographic critique of art institutions.
In less than 45 minutes, participants recorded footage and retreated to an offsite computer lab. There, students placed photo stills in sequences and edited candid video to create short works in response to what they had encountered that day. By the end of the five-hour workshop, each student had a finished piece with their own unique twist on Wexner Center. Check out their work below...
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