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Monday, November 28, 2011

Impression Journal Checklist

impression journal checklist [download pdf]

In The Making (3) brief + thoughtful chapter summaries
____ artistic attitude
____ choosing a mission
____ measuring success

Themes in Contemporary Art (4) brief + thoughtful chapter summaries
____ place
____ language
____ science
____ spirituality

Art Fundamentals (2) brief + thoughtful chapter summaries
____ three dimensional
____ content and style

In-Class Writings (5) thorough + thoughtful responses
____ A Picasso [Guernica, 1937] vs Omar Fast [Take a Deep Breath, 2008]
____ B commentary on quote
____ C inflatatopia proposal relationship to types of installations
____ 10 Ann Hamilton [art21]
____ D semester review relative to your BIG IDEA

Inside the Artist Studio Questions (10 each) + Notes
____ Anthony Watkins
____ Michael Henderson
____ Edward Morin

Class Lecture Notes
____ 10/21 time [grand narrative]
____ 10/28 place [installation]
____ 11/04 language
____ 11/11 science

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Inflatatopia proposal + model checklist

WASHer checklist based on [p8] Inflatatopia project sheet proposal, model + parameter sections.

Can't wait to see them. Wow us and woo your team into choosing your proposal!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

MW post up your conceptual isolation videos

to youtube (email kk your url) by 9 pm Sunday evening, get your storyLINE artifacts installed, and burn your video CD.

Take good photographic documentation when you finish installing and have cleaned up. You will want all documentation done prior to Monday's studio since the work will be deinstalled at noon to make room for TTR's installations.

Reminder that our guest CRITTER is painter, animator and professor, Michael Henderson. Consider how you intend to speak about the 3Ms+F (materials, method, meaning and form).

And amen I've finished grading your midterms!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

MW post up!

MW -- I should currently have your youtube url for your formal isolation video. Be sure to burn your final and test versions to CD and bring to studio 9:30 am tomorrow. Review handout for details.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thursday, Oct 13 Lecture with JANINE ANTONI

A lecture by
Janine Antoni

Thursday, October 13
7:00 pm

Freed Auditorium, Glassell School of Art
Across street from Museum of Fine Arts Houston
1001 Bissonnet Houston, Texas 77005

Janine Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas in 1964. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Antoni’s work blurs the distinction between performance art and sculpture. Transforming everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and sleeping into ways of making art, Antoni’s primary tool for making sculpture has always been her own body. She has chiseled cubes of lard and chocolate with her teeth, washed away the faces of soap busts made in her own likeness, and used the brainwave signals recorded while she dreamed at night as a pattern for weaving a blanket the following morning. In the video, “Touch,” Antoni appears to perform the impossible act of walking on the surface of water. She accomplished this magician’s trick, however, not through divine intervention, but only after months of training to balance on a tightrope that she then strung at the exact height of the horizon line. Balance is a key component in the related piece, “Moor,” where the artist taught herself how to make a rope out of unusual and often personal materials donated by friends and relatives. By learning to twist the materials together so that they formed a rope that was neither too loose nor too tight, Antoni created an enduring life-line that united a disparate group of people into a unified whole. Antoni has had major exhibitions of her work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, S.I.T.E. Santa Fe, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. The recipient of several prestigious awards including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship in 1998 and the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 1999, Janine Antoni currently resides in New York.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Looking back and forth in time at a smattering of video artists

Hillerbrand and Magsamen

Harisson and Wood

Bill viola

Shirin Neshat

Matthew Barney

Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Peter Campus, Doris Totten Chase, Norman Cowie, Dan Graham, Joan Jonas, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, William Wegman, Pascal Auger (France), Domingo Sarrey (Spain), Juan Downey (Chile), Wolf Vostell (Germany), Slobodan Pajic (France), Dieter Froese (Germany), Wojciech Bruszewski (Poland), Wolf Kahlen (Germany), Peter Weibel (Austria), David Hall (UK), Paul Wong (Artist) (Canada), Lisa Steele (Canada), Rodney Werden (Canada), Colin Campbell (Canada), Miroslaw Rogala (Poland), Danny Matthys, Chantal Akerman (Belgium) Krishna Murti (Indonesia), Ray Langenbach (USA/Malaysia), Emil Goh (Malaysia/Australia), Nadiah Bamadhaj (Malaysia/Indonesia), Wong Hoy Cheong, Liew Kungyu, Hasnul J Saidon, Masnoor Ramli, Kamal Sabran, Roopesh Sitharan, Hayati Mokhtar, Goh Lee Kwang, Kok Siew Wai (Malaysia), Akram Zaatari (Lebanon), Mireille Astore (Lebanon/Australia), Gary Hill (USA), Arambilet (Dominican Republic – Spain), Fred Forest 1967 (France), Tony Oursler, Mary Lucier, Paul Pfeiffer, Sadie Benning, Paul Chan, Eve Sussman and Miranda July; Eija-Liisa Ahtila (Finland), Kirill Preobrazhenskiy (Russia), Pipilotti Rist (Switzerland); Surekha (India);Stefano Pasquini (Italy); Shaun Wilson (Australia); Stan Douglas (Canada); Douglas Gordon (Scotland); Olga Kisseleva (Russia); Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven (Belgium); Martin Arnold (Austria); Matthias Müller (Germany), Gillian Wearing (UK); Stefano Cagol (Italy); Helene Black (Cyprus); Shirin Neshat (Iran/USA); Aernout Mik (Netherlands), Jordi Colomer (Spain/France), Sergei Shutov (Russia), and Walid Raad (Lebanon/USA) Wong Hoy Cheong, Hasnul J Saidon, Masnoor Ramli, Kamal Sabran, Hayati Mokhtar, Goh Lee Kwang, Kok Siew Wai (Malaysia).