Art 1601 Class Schedule

9/8 - week 1
Digital Image:
Curating, Sorting, and Taxonomy as Art Practice.
- Class Introduction and Overview
- Image Taxonomy Discussion
Works by: Mark Dion, Walid Raad, Nina Katchadourian, Song Dong, Other News, Found Magazine
- Tutorial: Digital Image formats, terminology, storage practices
- Tutorial: Intro to Photoshop and Scanning
- Studio Practice: Collecting and isolating images.
Sketch 1 due 9/15

9/15 - week 2
Digital Image:
Image Appropriation & Collage Slideshow of student work -- Sketch 1
Intellectual Property, Open Source, Free Culture
- Video: Lawrence Lessig - Free Culture Lecture
- Slideshow: Appropriation
Works by: Max Ernst, Hannah Hoch, Martha Rosler, Barbara Kruger, DJ Premier, Kaws, Paper Rad, and others
- Tutorial: Photoshop 2
- Studio Practice: Image assembly
Sketch 2 due 9/29

9/22 - week 3
Digital Image
* I will be out of town this week
Class TA, Ben Moren will be in the classroom to give assistance and advice during studio time
- Studio time for Sketch 2

9/29 - week 4
Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts
Slideshow of student work -- Sketch 2
Off-campus field trip to see installations and performances at the Spark Festival

10/6 - week 5
Intro to Animation
Compressing time, stylizing reality...
Animation Screenings:
David Shrigley, Jan Svankmajer, Martha Colburn, William Kentridge
- Studio Practice: Collaborative stop-motion animations
Sketch 3 due @8:00 on 10/13

10/13 - week 6:
- Tutorial: Final Cut Pro Basics
- Tutorial: Mediamill
- Studio Practice: Work on animations
8pm Presentation Potluck
Screening of student work - Sketch 3

10/20 - week 7:
Experimental Video - Contemporary Performance and Documentation
- Tutorial: Basic camera operation and photographic concepts.
- Studio Practice: Collaborative one-shot videos
- Screening and discussion of one-shot videos
- Works by: Francis Alys, Irwin Wurm, John Baldessari, William Wegman, Vito Acconci, Miranda July
Sketch 4 due 10/27

10/27 - week 8:
Experimental Video - Expanded Cinema
Experimental approaches to constructing a cinematic space
- Screenings:
Kenneth Anger, Steven Matheson, Stan Brakhage, Harry Dodge & Stanya Kahn
- Tutorial: Final Cut Pro Editing 1
- Studio Practice: Work on editing close-up footage.
Sketch 5 due 11/3

11/1 - special Monday class session:
3-hour program of films from the Walker's collection.
Includes films by Jean Vigo, Segundo de Chomon, Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Marcel Broodthaers, and more.

11/3 - week 9:
Experimental Video -
The sculptural on screen
- Screenings:
Peter Fischli and David Weiss, SUPERFLEX, Alex Hubbard, Chris Larson
- Tutorial: Final Cut Pro Editing 2
- Tutorial: Sound for video
- Studio Practice: Create new sound effects for one of your videos.

11/10 - week 10:
Experimental Video -
Brainstorming and creative problem solving
Small-group feedback on work in progress

11/17 - week 11:
Experimental Video
Video Project Due Today
Presentation Potluck:
Screen and discuss Video Projects
Assignment for 11/24: Independent Project Proposals

11/24 - week 12:
Independent Project Proposals due today
Attendance Make-up assignments due today
No Class -- Happy Thanksgiving!  Start working on your Projects!

12/1 - week 13:
Interactive media -
- Works by:
Miranda July, Harrell Fletcher, Future Farmers, Red76
Virtual Spaces and Public Spaces: Mapping, Navigation, and Critical Intervention
- Works by:
Christopher Baker, Robin Hewlett & Ben Kinsley, Jonathan Harris, Ambient TV, Nina Katchadourian, Yes Men
- Studio Time for Independent Projects

12/8 - week 14:
Ind.Project Presentations I
Independent Project Due Today
Workshop day -- Small-group discussion of Independent Projects

12/15 - week 15:
Ind. Project Presentations II
Presentation Potluck:
Screen and discuss Independent Projects

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