Movin’ On: Michelle Given

July 10, 2012 to August 26, 2012

In conjunction with the JSMA's summer camp program, we present Movin’ On, an installation that depends on audience participation. Viewers must start the timer to see the old family movies, thereby committing themselves not only to thirty seconds of footage, but also to the permanent destruction of thirty precious seconds of the same film. The nostalgia traditionally associated with viewing old family films is undermined by the shredder’s jarring sound. In addition to her interactive installation, Given will work with our middle school and high school summer art series teaching alternative photo processes and mixed media design. Michelle Given is a photographer and multi-media artist living and working as an Assistant Professor of Photography at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.