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March 25, 2009

Filmmaker/visiting artist Danièle Wilmouth

Filmmaker/video artist Danièle Wilmouth
Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 6pm in Boh 90.
Danièle Wilmouth is an artist working primarily in experimental and
documentary filmaking. Her undergraduate studies focused on
printmaking, video, installation, photography and performance at
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Tyler School of Art in
Rome. She later earned an MFA n 16mm filmmaking at the School of the
Art Institute of Chicago.

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In 1990 she began a six-year residency in Osaka, Japan, where she
co-founded "Hairless Films," an independent filmmaking collective. For
more than five years whe studied the Japanese contemporary dance form,
Butoh, with several teachers, including Yoshito Ohno, Maro Akaji
Byakko-sha and her main instructor, Katsura Kan. She performed with his
dance troupe, The Saltimbanques, in Japan for more than three years.
Her films have won awards and screened widely in festivals, galleries
and on television around the world. She is currently a faculty member
in the film and video departments of the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago and Columbia College.

March 12, 2009

Design History Research

Graphic Design 1 students:
Select your ten best design examples of your topic for use in a short presentation to the class. Presentations should be 10 images / 10 minutes of clear identification of qualities present in your design period. Identify: formal qualities like line, shape, color, use of space. Identify: typography of the period. Identify: important designers + artists who shaped the movement. Identify: social conditions that shaped the movement (political, philosophical, cultural, technological?). Boil down the highlights into your 10 minute talk (that's about one minute per slide.)

Please post a short descriptive paragraph about your topic to the comments below. Outline the key identifying qualities, dates and designers for the topic. Include your name and your topic name at the top of your comment. Include three links to more info and images related to your topic on the web.
(please post your paragraph by March 24) (150-200 words).


Presentations will be chronologically by historical topic:
March 26
Art Nouveau / Arts+Crafts Movement / Wiener Werkstatte / Expressionism

March 31
Futurism / Constructivism / Dada / De Stijl / Bauhaus /

April 2
New Typography / Art Deco / Modernism / Swiss design /

April 7
Push Pin Studios / Psychedelia / Postmodern Design / Deconstruction / Music Graphics

Design History Timeline Project
DUE for installation April 14, 16

Each student will do a long poster that coordinates with the class collection (size and format to be discussed). Your segment of the timeline will showcase your period research AS WELL AS elements you have discovered in contemporary design that reflect the aesthetic of the historical movement. Begin noticing and making these connections now! Poster timeline to be installed in VK131 temporary hallway.