Images are busting out of the screening room and off the flickering blue tube. They're finding their way into the world where they augment, transform or comment on the space around them. Site-specific works challenge conventional venues for images, including the white cube of modernism's museum and gallery spaces. Site-specific works relocate meaning from the object to the site; and they typically transform the passive viewer into an active participant in an ambient esthetic experience.
Site-specific Media is a 2008 spring term course in the Cinema & Media Studies Department at Carleton College in which 20 students are producing projects exploring new location-aware media projects with Prof. John Schott.