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 exercise. 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 01/27.
We will discuss the below reading in class on Monday 01/27. Please make sure you have posted two discussion questions regarding this reading to your blog by 7am:
The Function of the Studio (when the studio is a laptop)
We will go over the artist presentation on the first day of class. As homework, please research several artists on this list and make note of 3-5 artists that interest you. You will sign up for an artist next class, so come prepared with some options!
Download syllabus and course outline here. All information will be reviewed in class on the first day.
MON + WED 8:00am / CRN 31344
For notes on how this course fits in to your chosen degree, and how to apply for the BFA program, click here.
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