I decided to make video chronicles of FIU’s Honors College class ‘Art, Society, Conflict’ with professor and artist John W. Bailly. I thought it would be a fun experiment to document the experience as we navigate this “new normal” in-person university classes during a global pandemic. The health crisis brought many challenges to our class, multiple people at a time was a problem and many of the venues the professor would normally explored could not allow us to visit. The site specific lectures are full of rich explanations of history and culture and in this 18 minute long video I was able to extract sound from some of the lectures to give the viewer a better understanding of our class.
I am no filmmaker but I worked hard to make sure the video was appealing and viewed with ease. Many thanks for letting me experiment with my camera and allowing me to share what my lens captured during this past year. I hope you enjoy the video.
Andrea Sofia R. Matos is a senior majoring in Art History with a minor in Photography at Florida International University. Passionate for the art and culture of the Caribbean, Latin America, and the African Diaspora, she aspires to be a curator. As part of Art Society Conflict, Andrea desires to expand her knowledge in art and the history of Florida’s most vibrant city.