- an account of Kristin Lucas’ intervention piece “Refresh”
- and this excerpt (p. 15-22) from the Making Art textbook about Context
Post two discussion questions to your blog before class on Wednesday 01/24. You may post two questions total about both or either reading, focusing your questions on Lucas’ conceptual and performative gesture and the intersection between art and the everyday.
Following our discussion of The Function of the Studio (When the Studio is a Laptop), use the open studio time today to begin our first “mini” project. Create one experimental work (an image, or sound, or video piece) by using the computer in front of you as a “raw tool.” Remember, a computer can be used just as intuitively as a paintbrush—just start mark making!
A big part of this assignment is that you avoid any traditional art-making programs such as Adobe CCS or freeware that is designed to produce artwork. Push the boundaries of what you think programs are meant to do and try to discover a new form. Be creative in your approach and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Examples of possible approaches include:
- screen grab imagery to the point of disintegration
- create text art using Microsoft Word
- webcam capture (think creatively about angle!)
- Google poetry
- website sound performance
- glitch art
DUE DATE: Post your final piece to your blog for our mini critique at the beginning of next class, Wednesday 01/24.
The Function of the Studio (when the studio is a laptop)
[Caitlin Jones, “The Function of the Studio (when the studio is a laptop),” Art Lies, Issue 67 (Fall/Winter 2010): online.]
We will discuss this reading in class on Monday 01.22. Please make sure you have posted two discussion questions regarding this reading to your blog one hour prior our class meeting.
Download syllabus and course outline here. All information will be reviewed in class on the first day.
Welcome to Studio Foundations 4D, taught by Katie Watson. Please access this site for digital copies of all class materials: syllabus, schedule, exercises, project assignments, reading assignments, announcements, and helpful resources.