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AVT 390 DL1 Video Art Assignment 1 Videos to Review

Updated: Apr 2, 2021

FORMAL ANALYSIS – Introduction to Linguistic Relativity

1. "What do you see?"

Animation video on Linguistic relativity

2. "How did the artist do it?"

She used animation and graphic examples to demonstrate her analysis of linguistic relativity.

3. "Why did the artist create it and what does it mean”

She wanted to use simple graphic animation to explain the theoretical concept of linguistic relativity. I think she succeed to use her animation to explain this linguistic relativity. I like her examples of Japanese language. She stated that status and rank is reinforced in the Japanese culture by its language. I have lived in Japan and I have seen many examples that language had reinforced many of the Japanese society social and personal status.

4. Is it a good artwork? Yes, this is good artwork because it gets it message across to whoever views it. The viewer walks away with more knowledge on language and the used of language in different societies.


FORMAL ANALYSIS - Richard Mosse: The Impossible Image

1. "What do you see?"

I saw an artist reimaging the world and its color to teach people on what is going on in the real world.

2. "How did the artist do it?"

The artist Richard Moose used an infrared film to bring out the unseen world in the conflict area of the Congo.


3. "Why did the artist create it and what does it mean”

The artist wanted to film the “impossible image” while working in the jungle of the Congo. Soldiers work hard to camouflage themselves not to bee seen. If a soldier is seen, that makes it very easy to kill them with modern weapons. Also Mr. Moose wanted to bring out the inner world of these soldiers. Through the lens of his camera he was digging deep to reveal the “inner person” of these soldiers.


4. Is it a good artwork?

I think this is the best and hardest art to produce. It has always made me sad that Soviet mass-produced weapons were sold to poor African nations to fight their conflicts. 20th Century weapons to fight 21st Century civil and internal wars. My favorite scene is the semi naked soldier with a weapon on his back walking into the water. At the end of the scene he is covered in water. He is totally devoured by forces bigger and larger than himself. I had the sense that the endless and sometimes pointless conflict took another victim. Very powerful scene.

FORMAL ANALYSIS - South Africa - Mohau Modisakeng - Passage - Venice Biennale 2017

1. "What do you see?"

The use of film to symbolize the “Passage” of Africans”.

2. "How did the artist do it?"

The artist, Modisakeng used a “God Eye View camera” To look down upon a man, a woman, and finally a man and a woman floating in a boat full of water on an open sea.

3. "Why did the artist create it and what does it mean”

According to his webpage, ( http://www.mohaumodisakengstudio.com/)

This short film is “Material, metaphor and the black body are the tools that Mohau Modisakeng uses to explore the influence of South Africa’s violent history that has been ignored in today’s society, on how we understand our cultural, political, and social roles as human beings in post-colonial Africa and in particular post-apartheid South Africa.”

4. Is it a good artwork?

I found this video to be visually very interesting. I also found the art piece difficult to understand. Like so much modern art, I had to do some online research to get a better understanding of the art piece. I visited several websites to include the artist own website to get a better understanding of him, his point-of-view, and this art piece.

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