THEADORA WALSH


is a writer and video artist who makes moving texts, essays, and fragments. She likes the physicality of language and the tension between speech and its documentation. 


Writing in Gulf Coast, sfmoma Open Space, Apogee, Vol 1 Brooklyn, and Unbag. Criticism in Artforum, KQED arts, Art Papers, BOMB, Electronic Book Review, and Afterimage. And an MFA in Digital Language Arts from Brown University. 


WRITING

Prose
Essays

I Love Repair


VIDEO WRITING

AAAA, BBBB, CCCC & the rest
Subtitle Drift

Live Word Processing

Aberration of the Translator

Horse Players


TEACHING

The Video Essay
Introduction to Digital Writing



Mark

The Video Essay 
an upper-division course 

Course Description

In an interview Godard joked, “I have a secret ambition…to be put in charge of the French newsreel service.” Then he started to convince himself, “A televised newspaper made up of carefully prepared documents would be extraordinary.” Information, sound, image, all of this happening in time, segmented and digestible, Godard sensed the possibility in a new type of media. A digestible form of consumption that blended text with pictures, documentation with advertisement, intimacy with objectification. And now we have it. The computer allows access to thousands of newspapers, also television shows, social media sites, email, reddit, first person shooting games, everything really. Looking at artists like Janet Cardiff, Hito Steyerl, Jenny Holzer, Harun Farocki, Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Trinh Minh Ha, Allison Parrish, Amalia Ulman, Renee Green, Sondra Perry, Angela Washko, Douglas Kearney, Xu Bing and others, we’ll explore narrative in the on screen video format.


Taught at

Brown University, Providence RI,
Fall 2018