Artist Talks

WPA Presents Professional Practices: Intentionality in Video Art

Video still from Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker's Capapults 2012. HD video, 3:40 minutes.  Courtesy Washington Project for the Arts.

Video still from Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker’s Capapults 2012. HD video, 3:40 minutes. Courtesy Washington Project for the Arts.

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Panel: March 18 from 6:30-8pm

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Join WPA, Hothouse Video artists Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker, and Kelly Gordon curator at the Hirshhorn Museum, for a panel discussion questioning the different elements and manipulations that can be used in the making of a video work and how the medium of video should be exhibited to enforce the intentionality of the work.

Washington Project for the Arts presents a panel discussion in collaboration with the exhibition, Hothouse Video: Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker. The panel will to discuss intentionality in making and exhibiting video art; answering questions like “What elements make compelling video?” “What do artists need to be asking themselves in the making of video?” and “How do we create more opportunities for video?”

Intentionality is often an important aspect of making and showing art, but the medium of video is generally perceived as undimensional since videos and TV has become a common part of daily life. This panel seeks to question the different elements and manipulations that can be used in the making of a video work and how the medium of video should be exhibited to enforce the intentionality of the work.

LOCATION:
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I (Eye) Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

Panelists

Donna Conlon lives and works in Panama. In 1991 she received a Masters degree in biology from the University of Kansas and in 2002 earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore).

Jonathan Harker lives and works in Panama. In 1999 he graduated with honors in film and media studies from the University of Florida.

Conlon and Harker began collaborating in 2006 and have since presented their work at: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York (2014); Pérez Art Museum, Miami, Florida (2014); El Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica (2014); Diablo Rosso Gallery, Panama City, Panama (2014); El Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (NuMu), Guatemala City, Guatemala (2014); Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2013); Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada (2013); Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (2012); El Museo del Barrio, New York, New York (2012); Centro Cultural Los del Patio, Panama City, Panama (2011); TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica (2009);  Palais du Tokyo, Paris, France (2009); and Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (2007).

Kelly Gordon is Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum where she focuses on time-based media. She launched the FILM AS ART series and since 2005, has curated the Black Box. She was co-curator of The Cinema Effect which toured to Madrid, Barcelona and Palma di Majorca in 2011. In October of this year Gordon opened a major media exhibition titled Days of Endless Time at the Hirshhorn Museum, the exhibition is open until April 6, 2015.

ABOUT WPA PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES SERIES

From its inception, WPA has been an artist service organization. The Professional Practices Series, previously called No Artist Left Behind, offers 6-8 workshops per year that teach artists business skills, provide valuable career and practical advice, and expose them to new skills and techniques that can help them grow or refine their artistic practice.  WPA strives to offer information that goes beyond the basics and addresses the needs of artists at every phase of their career. WPA Professional Practices workshops are always free to WPA members.

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