GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2010

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Courses taught by Krzysztof Wodiczko

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 104

Instructor(s)
Krzysztof Wodiczko

Course Description

Interrogative Design Workshop:Projection / Installation / InterventionInterrogative 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 dictionariesInstallation:1 : the act of installing : the state of being installed2 : something that is installed for use3 : a military camp, fort, or base4 : 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 DictionaryIn-ter-vene 1. To come, appear, or lie between two things2. To come or occur between two periods or points of time3. To occur as an extraneous or unplanned circumstance4. To involve oneself in a situation so as to alter or hinder an action or development*Definition from the Merriam-Webster DictionarySince 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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02482: Art, Design and the Public Domain (VIS 0248200)

Architecture
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Wednesday 2:30 - 5:30   Gund 510

Instructor(s)
Krzysztof Wodiczko

Course Description

With the beginning of this academic year GSD is introducing a program in Art Design and the Public Domain. This seminar is intended to become an important research, discussion and presentation forum, information resource and a critical laboratory in the development of this program.The course will focus on informed review and discussion in contemporary transformative, analytical, critical, and interventional art and design practice that engages public space and lives of people in our cities.Student interests and instructor suggestions will become a base for assigned readings, research, and presentation projects. Some seminar sessions will be including appearances of invited artists, curators, and critics, as well as film screenings, and site visits.During the seminar sessions, students will have an opportunity learn of programs and projects of such movements and groups as Critical Art Ensemble, Center for Urban Pedagogy, "N 55", Institute Applied Autonomy, Situationist International, Fluxus, Orange Alternative, Guerilla Girls, Women House, Pret-a-Revolter (Guerrilla Fashion Group) and others, as well as of works and projects by Victor Papanek, Marjetica Potric, Michael Rakowitz, Artur Zmijewski, Hans Haacke, Richard Serra, James Turel, Barbara Kruger, Jeny Holzer, Martha Rosler, Georg Kepes, Rachel Whiteread Jennie Pollack, Mierle Ukeles, Andrea Zittel, Robert Smithson, Suzanne Lacy, Chris Csikszentmihalyi, and other artists and designers.In the course of readings, discussions and presentations students will be exposed to issues and notions of Public Space, Public Place, Public Realm, Public Sphere, Public Art, Community Art, Agonistic Democracy, Sacred Place, Memorial, Monument, Collective Memory, Site Specific Art, Performativity, Social Sculpture, Urban Intervention, the Event, the Political, Transitional Object, Relational Aesthetics, Art as Responsive Environment, and others.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 research, presentation and final publication may contribute to this project.


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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920101)

Architecture
Independent Study - 4 credits

Instructor(s)
Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Eric Belsky, Felipe Correa, Peter Del Tredici, Jill Desimini, Richard T.T. Forman, David Hamilton, Jr., Andrea Hansen, K. Michael Hays, Christopher Hoxie, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Jonathan Levi, Judith Grant Long, Anne McGhee, Katharine Parsons, Christoph Reinhart, Michael Schroeder, Thomas Schroepfer, Mack Scogin, Rafael Segal, Jorge Silvetti, Maryann Thompson, Emily Waugh, Andrew Witt, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cameron Wu, A. Hashim Sarkis, Christian Werthmann

Course Description

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