Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Performance art with digital twist

I love the idea of using my entire class of students to create an art piece. Every single person has an important role to play, and it takes careful planning and implementation from the team. Performance art is overlooked as an art form in many classrooms, and yet there are so many outlets for it. Look at the example below of skateboarders in San Francisco outfitted with a light up tetris game piece. Discuss with your students what went into the planning, the roles required to make this happen (including those of the film crew), and cooperation of everyone. Brainstorm ideas - what could we do as a class? How can we utilize everyone's skill set? How do we bring a digital aspect into a performance piece?

1 comment:

  1. This is a really interesting concept. I enjoy how they've combined skateboarding and the classic game of Tetris to make performance art. Also, I liked seeing the pieces spin around before fitting into the puzzle as they do in the game. The neon lit pieces on the background of the dark street make this very visually pleasing.