Alexander Brandt

Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (2011, Challenges of Interactivity)

[Course description] This course was the first of a three years professorship at SIVA under the honorary Eastern Scholar Program. It focused on teaching a comprehensive artistic and technical understanding of interactive installations.

[Student Activities] Starting from the subject of each student's passion, they developed individual interactive art projects. Through a series of collective discussion sessions, they explored the challenges and opportunities of the intrinsic properties of interaction, they learned how to talk about their own work and evaluate other projects by providing constructive criticism.
The most popular projects were chosen and developed in teamwork. The students learned how to write code, use sensors, build props, record and edit audio and video and use the exhibition space in their final installation.

[Course Results] At the end of the year, the students organized a large-scale exhibition in the university, which was housed in a series of makeshift structures, featuring interactive artworks that explored subjects like sign language, intimacy and thought process.

Related Exhibitions

Lightweight, 2011, SIVA, Shanghai / 中辣微麻,2011年,上海视觉艺术学院