WEEK 1 : January 31 : Introductions: What is an archive? What is this archive?
- Presentations by Alex/Jenn on their interests in archiving from activist, scholarly, artistic points of view
- Introduction to the VHS ARCHIVES course site
- Discussion of collaboration methods
- Assignment for Feb 7:PERSONAL ARCHIVE PROJECT give a synopsis of an archive you are drawn to or an artist who uses archives (Enwezor artists can be used); read Enwezor Intro, Archive Fever and Gianacchi, Chapter 4
WEEK 2 : Feb 7 : Connecting archives to communities
- Visit from VOCAL
- PERSONAL ARCHIVE PROJECT: an archive of interest (refer to readings)
- Discussion of Enwezor intro
- Assignment for Feb 14: watch class videos and choose 1-3, be prepared to discuss your choices
- Read SPEAKING OUT FROM THE FRONTLINE: QUEER AIDS MEDIA ACTIVISM IN THE UNITED STATES (1987-1996), Parts 1-2, by Axelle Demus
WEEK 3 : Feb 14 : Connecting archives to communities
- Visit from Visual AIDS
- CLASS VIDEO PRESENTATION: a video from the collection (refer to Enwezor or Demus or Gianachi).
- Look at Media Thread in class and annotation assignments (descriptions, tagging, keywords): online tutorial?
- Dartmouth MediaThread Q and A with John Bell
SNACK by Adrian
- Assignment for Feb 21: begin to annotate your video
FOR ANNOTATION EXERCISE: CHOOSE ONE OR MORE TAPES
- ANNOTATE (what you can) BY SATURDAY
———-these will get all out of order vis a vis the running time of the tape, just grab the next number that you see…
ex: KLB001, WYB001, DWA001, SSP001, WAA001, BEB002, TME001, AWM, AIB, SSS
- After Saturday, make a composition in OMEKA that makes a compelling juxtaposition of one or more ideas from one or more tapes across several concepts/tags from our rubric
- read for Feb 21: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting Wiki: A Technical Preservation Resources Guide for Public Media Organizations:http://wiki.americanarchive.org/index.php/Main_Page
- Read: Minimum* Viable Station Documentation: http://bits.ashleyblewer.com/blog/2016/12/02/minimum-viable-transfer-station-documentation/
- Read from selected resources on video, fair use, and digitization
WEEK 4 : Feb 21 : Archival standards and methods
- Visit from Colleen Bradley-Sanders, Brooklyn College Library
- Explore other collections in MEP; In the Life tapes; 80’s community based media (Lauren Tilton class)
- ANNOTATION PRESENTATION: annotations, informally, to be cleaned up for next week
SNACK by Peekaboo
- Assign REMIX Project for March 7 or 14
- Read Giannachi for Feb 28, chapters 1-3
WEEK 5 : Feb 28 : Digging into our VHS Archive
- Identify groups for final projects.
- In groups: create a sandbox with workplan, resources, links, non-profit organizations, readings
- Begin research plan construction (interviews, field trips, outside viewing) and use class site to document your plans.
- Discuss Giannachi, 1-3
SNACK by Hilary
- Students (group 1) Assign a related reading or viewing for their REMIX RE-SEARCH project for March 7
WEEK 6 : Mar 7 : Digging into the VHS Archive (Group 1)
- Presentation of REMIX or RE-SEARCH projects and discuss student assigned readings or viewings
SNACK by Kyle
- Students (group 2) Assign a related reading or viewing for their REMIX RE-SEARCH project for March 14
WEEK 7 : Mar 14 : Zooming Out from the VHS Archive (Group 2)
- Presentation of REMIX or RE-SEARCH projects
- student assigned related readings or viewings
SNACK by Adam
- Read Demus, Chapters 3-4 for March 21
WEEK 8 : Mar 21 : More Digging
- The class will dig through Alex’s ephemera and 300 videos and Jenn’s videos and post something or things onto the site
SNACK by Alberto
- Read Giannachi, Chapters 5-6 for March 28
WEEK 9 : Mar 28 : Zooming Out from the VHS Archive: Your Community Partner
- COMMUNITY PARTNER PRESENTATION: Presentation of materials related to your community partner: your groups should be in contact with a community, please present info about them, introduce a group member, plan a trip to where they meet
SNACK by Caroyln
WEEK 10 : Apr 11 : Conversion Day, NO CLASS
WEEK 11 : Apr 18 : Zooming Out from the VHS Archive: Your Original Research
- ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION: Presentation of something original by your group: an interview, writing, a new piece of art
SNACK by Deborah
WEEK 12 : April 25 : Student progress report, Zooming Out from the VHS Archive: More Research
- Share with the group materials you have located about the time period, your artist, their activist community, the genre they work in, etc.
SNACK by Max
WEEK : 13 May 2 : rehearsal/presentation for students working with VOCAL NY
SNACK by AMY
May 9 : Final Projects, Fierstein
SNACKS: ALEX and JENN
MAY 15 : Final Project, "HOT TO TROT"
Bizarre Bar, Bushwick
12 Jefferson St.
MAY 16: Final Project, "Bhurin, Carolyn, Deborah"
* May 16 is in fact the last class on the BC calendar, so attendance at the last meeting is required.