Faculty from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea, invited colleges and universities across the globe to choose faculty-student teams to collaborate in producing an artwork as an experimental education model.
Participating schools are as follows:
The Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
Baptist University, HKBU, Hong Kong
Chung-Ang University, Seoul
Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich
Professor Ken Marchionno and Brett Childs from the Photography and Imaging Department were chosen from ACCD. Over the summer/fall break, they worked together to produce a photography and video installation focused on attacks on privacy in contemporary culture. The piece, Mary Bradbury, is ostensibly a highly conceptualized fashion shoot about surveillance, but is heavily layered with criticality, unearthing issues of power, class, race, and gender, and confronts audience complicity in looking.
(Both images above are from the project.)
The projects culminate in an exhibition titled Make, and seminar in Seoul, SK, this October. Brett Childs will attend the seminar and Professor Marchionno will video chat from the US.
Essays about the experiment and images from the projects will be gathered in an anthology to be published later this year.