TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Through consistency, hands-on practicals and lots of dialog, my goal is to create a classroom that is a safe space for students to find their voice, to take creative risks and to learn to trust their vision. We work together as a collaborative team to support and challenge each other, and use feedback looping to tackle challenging works through observation.

My curriculum is structured around theoretical readings, historical and contemporary lectures and critical discussions about gender, race and historical and current issues that emerge in relationship to their work.

Image above: Ice Piece, Kehan Liao, performance, ice, hammer, screwdriver, 2015

SPRING 2016

ART 518 - VIDEO & SCREEN PERFORMANCE

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FALL 2015

ART 318 - PERFORMANCE, VIDEO & INSTALLATION

Do Whatever, But Never Talk to Anyone, Interactive installation by Shuang Wu; photographs, tape

Do Whatever, But Never Talk to Anyone, Interactive Installation by Shuang Wu; photographs, tape

Performance, in response to the change in China's one-child policy, by Shuang Wu

Performance, in response to the change in China's one-child policy, by Shuang Wu

Performance, in response to the change in China's one-child policy, by Shuang Wu

Performance, in response to the change in China's one-child policy, by Shuang Wu

Food Diary

Using analog photography methods, artist Annabelle Hewitt explored the Instagram food photography culture through arcane technology and also delved into her personal eating habits. After a week of documentation, she shared with the class excerpts of her honest documentation through a performative reading.

Food Diary, Annabelle Hewitt; Polaroids, diary pages

Food Diary, Annabelle Hewitt; Polaroids, diary pages

Food Diary, Annabelle Hewitt; Polaroids, diary pages

Food Diary, Annabelle Hewitt; Polaroids, diary pages

Sister, installation/video by Kate Feldt; wheelchair, single channel video

Sister, installation/video by Kate Feldt; wheelchair, single channel video

Mutual Pressures, installation/performance by Annabelle Hewitt and Ariel Wood; cloth, paint, bleach

Mutual Pressures, artifact from the installation/performance by Annabelle Hewitt and Ariel Wood; cloth paint, bleach

A[u/n]ger, performance by Ariel Wood; wood auger, cloth, dye, table 

A[u/n]ger, performance by Ariel Wood; wood auger, cloth, dye, table 

A[u/n]ger, performance by Ariel Wood; wood auger, cloth, dye, table 

Flawless, performative illustration by Kaitlyn Veto; transparency, audio, paint

You_Yourself, installation by Kehan Liao; mylar, people

Make Me Over

Artist Kate Feldt allowed participants to make up her face in any way they wanted. Her face became a reflection of other's aesthetics and whims, and changed radically in multiple ways right before the audience's eyes.

Anti-hero Performance, by Noah Huber

In this durational sound performance, Noah performed an experimental sound piece with all elements of the sound generation (guitar, amp, himself) hidden under draped fabric. This was to subvert the typical "guitar-god" hero complex of much of today's music and explore sound free of this kind of gaze.

Using Format