As an art student, I have watched several art videos, but it wasn't until just a few weeks ago that I turned my view from the video to the art students around me. Bored, distracted, asleep, biting their nails, sitting on their cellphones, we all do it, we all give up on those long ass video art pieces that you don't feel like watching. This is a critique on myself and on my peers. We are art students, we chose to study this, yet it seems like we do not want to.
During this piece, I am watching Joan Jonas' Vertical Roll, a piece that a lot of people have difficulty getting through. I clearly cut and edited my 19 video piece to a 7 min piece that reflects what it is like for students to view art videos
Joan Jonas - Vertical Roll youtube.com/watch?v=-oqJZOFzbfA