GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2010 - VIS-02481-00

COURSE DETAILS


02481: Interrogative Design: Projection/Instillation/InterventionInterrogative Design: Projection/Instillation/Intervention (VIS 0248100)

Architecture
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Tuesday 10:00 - 1:00   7 Sumner Road

Instructor(s)

Krzysztof Wodiczko

Course Description

Interrogative Design Workshop:
Projection / Installation / Intervention


Interrogative Design Workshop will be offered as a part of new program in Art Design and the Public Domain. Each year its focus will change in the context emerging social and cultural issues, changing students interests, and new developments in artistic and design practice.

Projection: Latin: Projectum, Proicere:
Pro:forth, Jacere:throw, Throw-Forth, (in place and time)
Action, process, state, condition, technique, effect of throwing out, away and forth, pushing out, appearing, articulating itself on the surface, sticking out, standing out.
*Based on various dictionaries

Installation:
1 : the act of installing : the state of being installed
2 : something that is installed for use
3 : a military camp, fort, or base
4 : a work of art that usually consists of multiple components often in mixed media and that is exhibited in a usually large space in an arrangement specified by the artist
*Definition from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

In-ter-vene
1. To come, appear, or lie between two things
2. To come or occur between two periods or points of time
3. To occur as an extraneous or unplanned circumstance
4. To involve oneself in a situation so as to alter or hinder an action or development
*Definition from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary


Since the early 80s, the use of rapidly developing slide and video projection technologies have become so popular among artists and media professionals that they stand today as a standard artistic technique and equipment. Projection has become integral part of most multimedia installations, and presentations, art projects in public spaces, and in art galleries, as well as an important component of cultural political and commercial events.

The aim of this course is to review and evaluate this phenomenon while inspiring and assisting students in their search for original concepts through practical experimentations and theoretical exploration in hope for expanding expressive, analytical, interventional and interrogative potential of art of projection.

The primary objective of the workshop will be practical work involving the development of projection and projection related projects. These projects may be engaging interior and/or exterior spaces, architectural forms and environments, become interactive or responsive, performative, operate as temporary or semi-permanent, or permanent multimedia installations, requiring original software or hardware design, and/or involvement of other technologies.

The theoretical part of the workshop will include readings and discussions of texts addressing various present day practices, concepts, notions, techniques and heritage of art of projection, installation and intervention.

Projects can be developed individually or in teams.
Course participants may design and experiment with new communicative tools, equipment, networks and environments.
Students should feel free to integrate their artistic and theoretical research interests with the course's agenda.

There will be a mid-term project and a final project.

Informed and experienced guest reviewers may be invited to speak and respond to student projects.

The course will be developed in the context of programmatic preparations toward the exhibition and conference on Art and Design in the Public Domain planned to happen at GSD in March 2011. Students projects, and their final presentations my become a contribution to this project





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