University of Southern California: My Students' Projects
USC Student Projects Created in my USC Visions & Voices Events
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Re-animated (2019)
USC Student Projects Created in my Installation Class CTAN 599/592
CTAN 599/592 is a project-based class that pushes beyond traditional screening platforms and explores media-based installation art forms and immersive and alternative cinematic environments. The class is offered is open to all USC students.
After examining the historical and contemporary pioneers of cinematic installation art, the class delves into concepts of physical space, interactivity, and site-specific content. Through a series of solo and group assignments, students integrate their own moving images and audio elements into multi-layered, experiential displays using projection mapping and other techniques.
Students use cinematic, interactive, architectural, performance, and sculptural elements to transform USC campus architecture and gallery spaces, as well as off-campus locations. In past semesters, the class has created site-specific installations in a variety of spaces: a vacant retail clothing store, a hiking trail in Pasadena, a 180° dome, a hair salon, and at unexpected, pop-up locations across the campus.