GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2013

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Courses taught by Krzysztof Wodiczko

02481: Projection/Installation/Intervention (VIS 0248100)

Seminar Workshop - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Wednesday 3:00 - 6:00   20 Sumner 1C

Krzysztof Wodiczko

Course Description

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.

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

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

Since the early 80s, the use of rapidly developing video projection technologies have become so popular among artists and media professionals that they stand today as a standard audiovisual technique. Projection has become an integral part of most multimedia installations, façade “mapping,” animations, and other art projects in public spaces, and in art galleries—as well as an important component of common 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 in hope for expanding the expressive, analytical, interventional, and interrogative potential of art of projection.
The primary objective of the workshop will be practical work, involving the development of projections, installations, and related projects. These projects may be engaging interior and/or exterior spaces, architectural forms and environments; they may become interactive or responsive, performative; they may operate as temporary or semi-permanent, or envisaged as permanent multimedia installations.

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

Projects can be developed individually or in teams. Students may design and experiment with new communicative tools, equipment, software and networks and should feel free to integrate their artistic and theoretical research interests with the course agenda. Final class project will be realized as a public event/installation/ projection at the site(s) inside or outside of Harvard campus, to be chosen by students.
There will be a mid-term review and a final project review. Guest reviewers will be invited to speak and respond to student projects. Visits to relevant projection installation and intervention sites or events will be arranged.


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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Masters Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Independent Study - 4 credits

Martin Bechthold, Jana Cephas, Mark Mulligan, Robert Pietrusko, Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Silvia Benedito, Eve Blau, Neil Brenner, Joan Busquets, Felipe Correa, Diane Davis, Peter Del Tredici, Jill Desimini, Sonja Duempelmann, Ann Forsyth, Chuck Hoberman, Michael Hooper, Eric Howeler, Christopher Hoxie, Florian Idenburg, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Remment Koolhaas, Mark Laird, Christopher Lee, Jonathan Levi, Rahul Mehrotra, Kiel Moe, Ciro Najle, Erkin Ozay, Richard Peiser, Peter Rowe, A. Hashim Sarkis, Deidre Schmidt, Jorge Silvetti, James Stockard, Bing Wang, Jay Wickersham, Krzysztof Wodiczko, K. Michael Hays, Rachel Vroman

Course Description

Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of the faculty member sponsoring the study.

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09305: Master of Design Studies Final Project (ADV 0930500)

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Independent Study - 8 credits

Diane Davis, Michael Hooper, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Sanford Kwinter, Jesse Shapins, Krzysztof Wodiczko

Course Description

The Final Project will consist of a theoretical/position component, and of a practical/experimental component. The scope of each of the two components will be determined according to the student's preference, and considering the specific character of the project in consultation with the area coordinator and the advisor. In exceptional cases the final project may be solely based on (expanded in scope and ambition) a theoretical component. A theoretical, written component is required for all final projects. The final project is equivalent to 8 units of coursework.

Theoretical/Position component

A written document presenting the original contribution to, and original argument for your artistic/design/research project defended within the context of current discourses in relevant disciplinary fields.

The theoretical argument must present the original methodology of the project and position it in relation to:

Practical/Experimental component

This component involves an original artistic/design project conceived, developed and presented as a public presentation, exhibition, installation, performance, action, and intervention in a physical or/and electronic space. The public presentation is a crucial part of the final project and is required. The Final Project's printed presentation as publishable document (that contains the theoretical argument and a graphic and textual presentation of the practical/experimental component)is also required.

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