Film and Video Production

Kim Roberts
Associate Professor

Kim Roberts photo

Kim Roberts is a video artist whose primary work takes the form of installation and experimental video.  Through intricate relationships between video and objects, her installations raise questions and evoke complex feelings regarding social institutions and cultural privilege.

Her two most recent video installations reached opposite ends of the emotional spectrum. “Giggling Babies” explored the pleasure and joy of laughter and its contagious qualities, and was created for the inaugural ArtPrize in 2009. 

In 2007, she created “Focus on the Family”, a five-station interactive documentary installation depicting interviews of families and victims of hate crime due to sexual orientation.  

Kim produced two recent Summer Film Projects, “The Darkroom” (2009) and “Horizontal Accidents” (2010).  Learn more about these and other Summer Film Projects, and was the faculty advisor for a student productions of the 50th Anniversary University LipDub music video project, and the Clark Retirement Community Lipdub (2011).  Both of these can be seen below.

Kim Roberts teaches courses in beginning and intermediate video production, new media, and film and video experimental art.

Office:  222 Lake Superior Hall

Phone:  616-331-3607

MFA, Video, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BFA, Sculpture/Video Installation, Kendall College of Art & Design

Contact Professor Roberts Professor Roberts is on sabbatical leave for 2012-2013 academic year.

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Giggling Babies, 2009, five-channel video installation.  ArtPrize 2009





















focus on the family video installation








Focus on the Family, 2007, five-station interactive video installation.

GVSU 50th Anniversary Lipdub, 2010

Clark Retirement Community Lipdub, 2011

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