Video Art and Activism: Applications in Art Therapy
The use of video as a medium in art therapy provides a contemporary form of expression that includes the moving image and sound. The process of making a video in art therapy includes two distinct phases. Phase 1 is the preproduction phase, which includes brainstorming ideas, planning, gathering source materials, and scouting locations. Phase 2, the production phase, includes directing, shooting, logging, screening, reshooting, rescreening, editing, and adding titles and effects. Like other art forms, video can be used to encourage personal growth, self-discovery, and insight, as well as assist in emotional reparation (Malchiodi, 2003; Rogers, 2001). Video is uniquely suited as a medium to offer clients a chance to observe themselves.