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Valdovino, Luis Hector Professor

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  • Luis Valdovino has been working in collaboration on video art works with professor emeritus Dan Boord from Critical Media Practices for twenty-nine years. Their projects have been emotionally and intellectually involved, either directly or indirectly, with autobiographical experiences involving how individuals fit within a larger culture. Their collaborations are distinguished by their interest in the experience of everyday life. Seen from their perspective, everyday experience has a form and character, which often seems to fall outside the application of logic. Certain aspects of social and cultural meaning appear to defy reasoning or systematic attempts to unify that experience into something comprehensible. This situation is, as they see it, their backyard, the place where their poetic ideas and the ethos of their videos reside. Their video essays range from Chinese Immigration, Jean Cocteau and the exploration of cultural identity at the edges of globalized corporate culture.

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  • video art, visual anthropology, digital media art, documentary film/video, experimental film, photography, contemporary art, transmedia

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Teaching

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  • ARTS 4017 - Special Topics in Studio Arts
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Introduces timely subjects in studio art courses that cannot be offered on a regular basis. Information on topics in any given semester is available prior to pre-registration in departmental office. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 5017.
  • ARTS 4246 - Beginning Video Production
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Presents a studio course on basic single camera video production strategies and concepts. Through class screenings, projects, demonstrations, discussions, and readings, students gain an introductory familiarity with camera, lighting, sound, editing and the organization and planning involved in a video project. Explores a basic theoretical understanding of video as an art form and its relationship to television, film, art, history, culture. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 5246 and FILM 4240.
  • ARTS 5017 - Special Topics in Studio Arts
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Introduces timely subjects in studio art courses that cannot be offered on a regular basis. Information on topics in any given semester is available prior to pre-registration in departmental office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 4017.
  • ARTS 5246 - Graduate Beginning Video Production
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Presents a studio course on basic single camera video production strategies and concepts. Through class screenings, projects, demonstrations, discussions, and readings, students gain an introductory familiarity with camera, lighting, sound, editing and the organization and planning involved in a video project. Explores a basic theoretical understanding of video as an art form and its relationship to television, film, art, history, culture. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 4246 and FILM 4240.
  • ARTS 5717 - Graduate Studio Critique
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours with any single faculty member.

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