In this practical course, we will both make and study video installations. Our aim will be to get an introduction into the history of the art form. We will study some seminal works from Adrian Piper for her use of space, Isaac Julian for his proximity to film narrative, and Shirin Neshat for her use of two or more screens in conversation. During the semester, we will ask ourselves: Can the video installation free us from the straitjacket of narrative? What role does time play? What about space? Students will be expected to create a five to ten minute installation on between one and three screens, find the appropriate location for the work, and install it. The process should be documented in a workbook and a video or photo series made of the work when installed. The installation locations can be either/both physical and virtual.