view of Getty's garden
front view before the entrance
My group enjoyed the work of Jay McCafferty whose video was titled, Self-Portrait, Every Year. This video composed of many short clips, one for every year, of Jay McCafferty shaving while looking in the mirror. Each time he stated, “When I shave, I use this mirror.” As we watched the video we could see the man age and change in appearance throughout the years. My group found this video interesting in that it was a video made into a self portrait. Most self portraits are done by drawing and painting but to seeing it through a video made it more interesting to see.
Lastly, we saw a piece by John Baldessari titled, I will not make any more Boring Art. The video’s function was exactly how it was titled. My group liked this video because we felt it presented the meaning and purpose of video art. Baldessari stated, “This action clearly illuminates one potent axion of video art that anything can become interesting and important once it is presented on a television monitor.” Video art can take something simple and make it seem significant. For example, the piece with the ice cream cone melting, no one would stop to look at an ice cream cone melting in any other way, but when put into a video; it makes and changes it into something significant.
group: Filomena, Joon, Michale, Paula