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2021 SPE Annual Conference: Imagining Legacy: Archives, Collections, and Memoria

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Presentation: Collaborative Camera

Saturday, October 14 - 3:30PM to 4:20PM
Room 149

Presentation: Collaborative Camera 

 As a practitioneroftime-based interdisciplinary art, much of my output centers around performance and/or installation, primarily focusing on works for the body in creative combination with new media technologies. The camera lens has a prominent role in my work, both as a collaborative player and as a supportive capturing source, at times used only for portfolio purposes. Moving image, by way of projection, can be featured as a primary or background element in my productions. Some pieces include live camera feeds as part of the presentation in order to provide alternative perspectives or enhanced visual landscapes. Frequently the final interpretation of a work will transition from its initial "time and space-oriented" performance, into a still or moving image piece for exhibition purposes. Issues surrounding this metamorphosis include the often delicate evolution from a 3D (or 4D) environment into a new 2D perspective. Occasionally the piece has to change its intent in order to make a successful conversion, and sometimes it just won't dimensionally cooperate. My students also use cameras in these and other ways when creating their personal works. During the course of my presentation, I will focus on the role of the lens in my work, and from there, how it filters into my students' processes. 


Mark  McCoin
Mark McCoin

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