For the month of April we collaborated with students from Oberlin College, resulting in three nights of projection around campus. In workshops leading up to the events, students learned to projection-map, design for projection, and in the end created site-specific images, videos, and interactive pieces.
One group of students spent time combing through the Oberlin College archives for photos and information on historic protests on campus. In recent months, students had been urged not to protest at “the wrong place and the wrong time” by the administration. What the students found was that the legacy of protest that is used to market the college to prospective students was harried and often controversial at the time. The administration, for example, did not readily bend to the will of the students over issues of apartheid in South Africa.
Other students created experimental video art, interactive games, and made other direct criticisms of Oberlin as an institution.