The Guggenheim Museum has collaborated with the School of Visual Arts to complement its site-specific stillspotting nyc editions installed throughout the city. Graduate students in the MFA program for Photography, Video and Related Media participated in a special seminar to create short video studies of the visual, aural, and sociological ecology of the urban landscape in New York. The works reflect and respond to everyday issues of visual noise, anxiety, and stillness. Some students developed abstract visual frameworks that are not tied to any particular place in the city, while others created works that serve as miniportals to the neighborhoods where the site-specific artist editions take place.
The School of Visual Arts’ stillspotting nyc seminar was organized by faculty Ed Bowes, Michelle Leftheris, Charles Traub, and Grahame Weinbren.