John Phillips

John Phillips

Cohort 3 | July - September 2015

I am a sound and video artist who frequently collaborates on large installations combining sculpture, light and sound to make immersive environments open for all to enjoy. Recently I produced a public art project in the Grays Ferry and Point Breeze neighborhoods. This project, called Commotion, utilized the skills of my students to work with the community to create a month long festival of dance, video, music, sculpture, photography and theater. I spent over a year meeting with the neighbors to determine what would be the most useful outcome of this project. I frequently present my artwork in historic industrial buildings throughout Philadelphia, such as Globe Dye Works, Eastern State Penitentiary, Disston Saw Works, as well as a gutted row house along Lancaster Avenue. I bicycle from my home in Powelton Village to my job teaching at the University of the Arts, here in Philadelphia.

Skillsets:

Video shooting, digital editing; 30 years of teaching experience;
Problem solving; Comfortable with leadership positions; Word processing; Internet web design; Graphic design; Interactive electronic skills such as interfacing the actual world with micro computers
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