Gertrude’s Salon: A Brief History of Video Art
A Brief History of Video Art
Salon conversation hosted by Kat Bossi and Tamara Al-Mashouk
Thursday, March 10 2016 | 6:30-8pm
Mills Gallery at the BCA
Free and Open to the Public
What is video art, anyway? This session will focus on the rapidly expanding genre of video. We’ll start by viewing a few excerpts of video art from the past and present, after which we will open the floor for other participants in the conversation to share their own videos. Please come with a favorite video or two in mind so that we can view and discuss it together (we can queue it up as long as it’s online). This can be any kind of video: a music video, a cat video on YouTube, or a piece of video art you might see in a gallery. We would like this to be an open discussion, but also hope to explore a few key ideas, including what exactly we like about watching videos, how recent technology has changed the art form, and what the future of video art might look like.
About our hosts: Kat Bossi and Tamara Al-Mashouk are second year MFA candidates at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. They work primarily in video and co-produce exhibitions and events together. Bossi is a Somerville native whose work explores the performance of gender, sexuality, and identity on the internet. Al-Mashouk uses video to find new perspectives on various subjects, from the body to her life growing up in Bahrain.
GERTRUDE’S Artists Salon at the Mills
The artist lounge and lab at the Mills is the site of informal, semi-monthly artist-generated/artist-hosted conversations. Join us for idle conversation, heated exchange and the sporadic, sometimes-thematic exploration of ideas that grow out of and into art.
Image is a still from Ann Hirsch video, “caRoline+outKAST” from her channel scandalishious on YouTube.