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Erin Tappel

Erin Tappel
A-S 380: Darkroom Photography
Digital Photos; 12×8 inches
4 images shared (20 images in series)

I wished to create a work that thoughtfully captured the world in which I have created. My room and home are fully of beautiful and interesting items which I do not appreciate regularly. Photos that make the eye wander and the mind question are my favorites. I wanted to document the beauty around me as a way of coping with being confined to my environment. Living in a positive environment where I feel secure is a blessing that I must appreciate during this difficult time.

I manipulated objects and positioning with some items but documenting my environment as it exists was important for the project. Many items hold great personal value to me, are gifts, or heirlooms. Light reflection and texture are captured up close gave depth to the items. This depth mimics the personal effects the items have had on my life. Film would have required me to have a tripod which would have been difficult to capture some angles and in somme lighting conditions. I enjoyed how quickly I was able to change contrast levels. Darkroom is a meditative experience that I wish I could have during these times.

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Paige Leighton

Paige Leighton
A-S 380 Darkroom Photography
Digital Prints- Due to the recent circumstances of COVID-19, our university’s darkroom is closed. All photographs are taken in the style of film.

The following four photographs are a few from my landscape series that consists of twenty total photographs. The first two were photographed in Lake Cumberland, KY while the third and fourth photographs were shot in Lexington, KY.

These photographs illustrate the past two weeks in my life, social-distancing during this pandemic. Though I am a person who strives on communication and socialization, time spent separated from society really aided in opening my eyes to a world that I didn’t know I needed to still understand. I split my time between my roommate’s home in Lake Cumberland, KY and Lexington, KY which taught me to become more connected to the land we come from. I learned that silence speaks a powerful message and its important to have a connection with the land that you come from.

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Kimberly Styer

Kimberly Styer
A-S 380 Black and White Darkroom Photography
Digital, Not printed
20 total images

For this project, I continued with my theme from my visual exhibition. I was able to get out and go on a long walk with a couple of people recently. We’d all been quarantined, so no worries there, but we just wandered the roads around our apartment. It was very interesting to see all the small details that I would pick up on when going out specifically to take photos. A few of the photos are repeats from the visual exhibition but the rest are new. I wanted to just get those small details, and hopefully inspire others to get out and find new things that are just a few minutes away from your home.

I think the biggest thing I got out of this is that I definitely need my camera on me at all times. Stuff like a pile of wood or a tire I would normally just pass by. But with my camera on me, my viewpoint changes and I start thinking of how they would make such an interesting picture. I enjoyed getting to make an interesting collection of images and while they’re all very different, I hope they still have a sort of connection to each other.

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Taelor Parish-Williams

Taelor Parish-Williams
A-S 380 Black and White Darkroom Photography
Digital
I chose 4 Photos from a series of 20

Statement: I recently moved into my new home. With the current situation that the world is experiencing, I have had a lot of time to become acquainted with the new walls that surround me. With my area of photography being limited to only my home and my cell phone, I decided to utilize the distinct surfaces that appear throughout. I found areas around me that have shown me there is beauty in the simplicity of an old home. Although using a cell phone took away my ability to develop my photographs, I believe that using something as simple as a cell phone can bring out its textures as well as its unique contrast, the same way that film would allow these details to shine.

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Martha McHaney

Martha McHaney
A-S 380 Black and White Darkroom
Digital Prints
Part of a series titled “42001” and there are 20 images in the series

Statement: “In my series, ‘42001,’ I wanted to explore what aspects of my hometown contributed to who I am today. I was able to reflect upon the eighteen years spent in this town and the special places that I considered as building blocks in the story of my life. Taking a more literal approach to the documentation of my home, I found a lot of meaning and comfort behind the making of this series.”

Names of pieces are as follows, “room,” “the river,” “market house theatre studio,” and “westwood.”

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Emily Camacho

Emily Camacho
A-S 380: Black and White Darkroom Photography
Digital PHotos
In a series of 20 other photos

These photos are part of a series where all of the photos were taken in places that I frequently drive past in my day-to-day routine. It’s rare that I really take a moment to stop and look at each of them as I go past, so I figured it would be interesting to find new ways to see them through a camera lens. These locations can each be found on one route, going from my home to downtown Nashville. It’s about a 30 minute drive, so I really tried to find things that stood out to me. Some of the photos are of the after effects of tornado damage while others are of this new-normal from the effects of COVID-19. I wanted to keep them as little scenes without people because I feel like it adds a different effect that’s almost kind of eerie.

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Hanean Abdallah

Hanean Abdallah
A-S 285: Lens Arts

I did a piece by Doug Aikten called Autumn. Its about 3 different people who are living their everyday lives. This was for a commercial project that Doug did but he made it non-linear so that their storylines throughout the video go back and forth. The idea was to re-create a piece or put a twist on it and still have some connecting themes to the original piece. I kept similar elements such as the title, non-linear storyline, and I took different shots and angles that Doug did. I chose this project because, I liked the non-linear fashion storyline and the shots.

Doug Aitken’s Original Video:http://www.ubu.com/film/aitken_autumn.html

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Trevor Ford

Trevor Ford
A-S 285 Lens Arts

This work was a ReDoIt project and I did mine on Paul Chans Drawings and Lights. The work showed chaos and political events that go on in everyday life. My work was about family chaos and arguments that many see throughout their life. People grow and grow old with someone else. They then have another someone and that is when a family is created, but then families break apart and people die off as seen in my production.

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Dajun Miller

Dajun Miller
A-S 285: Lens Arts

This project was a recreation of an original project from Sadie Benning called Living Inside. This connected with me tremendously because of the pressures of life that I go through everyday are the same that this artist also goes through. it is hard being apart of the lgbtq and dealing with these everyday stigmas. When recreating it took a lot of time to get the perfect lighting and angles. The editing process took forever to do but, I enjoyed doing the editing process making it seem like a vhs tape as well.

ORIGINAL : http://www.vdb.org/titles/living-inside

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Celina Nguyen

Celina Nguyen
A-S 285: Lens Arts

For this ReDoIt project, I was required to shoot my own still videos which I had not done before, and then put them all in the same frame, side by side. We are to choose an artist who shows something intriguing to us, pick a video, and then attempt to recreate it either exactly or with some variations. The variations thatI decided to display was to shoot in color instead of black and white. I also chose the word chicken which is something I love to eat instead of a word that I do not like, like what the original artist had chosen.

Original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jBQ9BOesMg

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Kendra Graham

Kendra Graham
A-S 285: Lens Arts

For this project, we were tasked with recreating the work of a video artist. I chose to recreate the work of Jacco Olivier in his video animation titled “Peace Starts With Me.” This work excited me because I was able to learn how to work with animating still images in Adobe Premiere. While my video is not exactly similar to Olivier’s, I feel that I captured the main ideas and concept of the piece. This is my first video art piece. The original artists work can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOqDMAN-t0k

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Sam Chamberlain

Sam Chamberlain
A-S285 Lens Art

This is my first time making video art. This piece is a recreation of Doug Aitken’s famous piece from 1999 called “electric earth”. The original work was about showing a young man in a big city who is seemingly overwhelmed both emotionally and physically by his everyday life.Throughout the video he is dancing, which is really him mimicking the motions of the events he sees in the big city everyday. The video is about the preoccupation and alienation of contemporary society. This is my recreation of Doug Aitkens image.

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Thomas Crawford

Thomas Crawford
AS 285-Lense Arts

This video is a video a recreation of Bruce Naumans Piece “Good Boy Bad Boy”. I decided to remake this video because of how it utilizes its audio quality, and also because I wanted to challenge my self in deterioration of film. This is one of my first video art pieces and was definitely the first time that I used audio recording with the footage. I believe I really hit the mark with my audio and my deterioration, It was a struggle to find two models to speak and sit that long in one position though I believe it made me a better director.

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Colin Glenn

Colin Glenn
AS285: Lens Arts

“This video is a rendition of the original “Don’t Forget to Breathe” by Doug Aitken. I chose this specific video to further explore my videography and techniques to achieve better efficiency in future works. Being my first video art piece, I captured these shots throughout the city of Lexington. The majority of these shots were still frame or slightly panning, some experiment with going in and out of focus. I edited the shots together on Adobe Premiere and used the audio from the original work. “

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Kevin Loyall

Kevin Loyall
A-S285-001: Lens Arts
Digital Video installation

This is the second video I have made with Premiere Pro. I made a short installation film based on the work Staging Silence by Hans Op De Beeck. The project was to Recreate a video found by an artist on a list given. The music is similar and made differently to help encompass the chaotic racing thoughts of he mind.

Original Content:

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Julia Harris

Julia Harris
AS 285: Lens Art

This is a REDOIT project inspired by Anthony Goicolea’s FILMS4PEACE video. I interpreted the message from his video as animal cruelty even though his intention was to poke at the practice of destroying a piñata.I hope the animal noises in the background as the food is being consumed will make my audience wiggle uncomfortably in their seat just a little bit. After visiting Honduras and seeing the pride they have in raising their chickens for two years, seeing them grow from start to finish, and then killing them their selves with their own two hands brought about a completely different appreciation.

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Nicole Baelum

Nicole Baelum
A-S 285: Lens Arts

This was my first time creating video art. For our redo it project, I recreated the video by Adriane Little (https://vimeo.com/108072512). When filming, I went home and it ended up snowing so my video has more of a winter theme, but I tried to get the various shots and angles used in the original. I also wanted to recreate this piece because of the editing challenges. I haven’t done much editing, so it was a good experience trying to slow the video down and add my own voice.

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Rachel Sheffer

Rachel Sheffer
A-S 285: Lens Arts

This is my first time making video art and editing through Adobe Premiere. This video was for our class ReDoIt project. It shows the narrative of myself reading a novel which ends up telling the story of my own death. My video was inspired by a work of the same name by Keren Cytter ( https://vimeo.com/112764046 ). For the video, I filmed several different shots of the same scene, which was a new experience for me. Also, I learned how to overlap videos on Premiere.

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Emily Camacho

Emily Camacho
A-S285 Lens Arts

This was my first time doing video art. In this class we were instructed to find work from a video artist that we wanted to reproduce. My piece was inspired by Francis Thompson’s N.Y.,N.Y.: A Day in New York (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztxuCv5-4D4). Since I am going to school in Lexington, KY, I decided to recreate this in downtown Lexington. To accomplish this, I walked around and shot whatever I found interesting through a prism. The main difference between mine and the original is my music choice. I feel as though Lexington has a calmer vibe, so I wanted to reflect that with a nice acoustic guitar.