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ARTSTUDI 183: Sports in Contemporary Art

Sport and Art are generally viewed as the polar opposites. You are either interested in art or sport. You can't be both.nThis course examines and questions this generalization and begins with a historical overview of artworks and artists, who uses sport, physical activity, and games as inspiration in their work.nWhether in the form of figurative representations of athletes, to inventing new games, and experiments in order to create artworks that comments on issues as broad as identity, race, gender as well as provoke audience participation through interactive installations and other playful strategies.nBesides from the historical overview and examples presented in the class, the students will be given 4 different assignments, which will allow the students to explore the concept of art in sport and vice versa and produce their own projects in response. The course is interdisciplinary in its form, but students will be introduced to a variety of disciplines and media such as Digital Video more »
Sport and Art are generally viewed as the polar opposites. You are either interested in art or sport. You can't be both.nThis course examines and questions this generalization and begins with a historical overview of artworks and artists, who uses sport, physical activity, and games as inspiration in their work.nWhether in the form of figurative representations of athletes, to inventing new games, and experiments in order to create artworks that comments on issues as broad as identity, race, gender as well as provoke audience participation through interactive installations and other playful strategies.nBesides from the historical overview and examples presented in the class, the students will be given 4 different assignments, which will allow the students to explore the concept of art in sport and vice versa and produce their own projects in response. The course is interdisciplinary in its form, but students will be introduced to a variety of disciplines and media such as Digital Video and Photography, Performance, Sculpture, and Installation Art.nOne of the goals of this course is to demonstrate the many commonalities between art and sport and to encourage a dialogue about this topic as well as bring the two seemingly divergents more together.nSome artist that will be discussed are:nDavid Hammons, Collier Schorr, Paul Pfeiffer, Anne Imhof, Camille Henrot, Gabriel Orozco, Allora & Calzadilla, Chi Kai-Yuan, Hank Willis Thomas, Ana Soler, Jørgen Leth, Cassils and Lee Walton to mention a few.
Last offered: Autumn 2018 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

ARTSTUDI 184: Art and Environmental Engagement

The aim of this course is to use the tools of art as a means to actively engage with the natural world. Students will be required to go beyond surface representations and dig deep with their work to uncover conceptual, ecological and historical meaning. Whether the focus is on a plant, animal, mineral, or an ecological system, students will be encouraged to investigate and interact with their subjects. Scientists who experiment in the field will be brought in to discuss their research and working processes. Collaborations are welcome. We will examine the work by artists, from past to present, who address the environment in a critical way. Students will work on creative projects with the goal to open new avenues of dialogue between culture and nature.
Last offered: Spring 2018 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

ARTSTUDI 239: Intermedia Workshop (MUSIC 155, MUSIC 255)

Students develop and produce intermedia works. Musical and visual approaches to the conceptualisation and shaping of time-based art. Exploration of sound and image relationship. Study of a wide spectrum of audiovisual practices including experimental animation, video art, dance, performance, non-narrative forms, interactive art and installation art. Focus on works that use music/sound and image as equal partners. Limited enrollment. Prerequisites: consent of instructors, and one of FILMPROD 114, ARTSTUDI 131, 138, 167, 177, 179, or MUSIC 123, or equivalent. May be repeated for credit
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit

ARTSTUDI 247: Collage

Collage has influenced painting and drawing practices, as well as film and photography through juxtaposition, scale shifts, and reappropriation of the found image. Although many iconic works in this medium date to the 20th century, this course focuses on collage as a vibrant, contemporary form. nnLectures on artists using collage with new vigor. Studio component focused on experimentation and exploration. Student work is encouraged to speak to personal, aesthetic, or political concerns, using findings from magazines, advertisements, internet, and other sources. Working with Photoshop, scans and with print, we will use collage elements to create new and stunning compositions of contemporary life.nnPrerequisites: 140, 145, or consent of instructor. (upper level). May be repeated for credit
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Ebtekar, A. (PI)

ARTSTUDI 252: Sculpture II

Builds upon 151. Installation and non-studio pieces. Impact of material and technique upon form and content; the physical and expressive possibilities of diverse materials. Historical and contemporary forming methods provide a theoretical basis for the studio work. Field trips; guest lecturers. (upper level)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit

ARTSTUDI 253: ECOLOGY OF MATERIALS

Advanced studio-based sculpture course. Artists concerned with environmental impact and the interconnection of art with other fields. Students will take a critical look at the materials used in sculpture, in relation to environmental concerns, and the impact of material and technique upon form and content; therefore understanding the physical, expressive and environmental possibilities of diverse materials. Conceptual and technical considerations. Group discussions, critiques, readings, video presentations, a field trip to a local artist-in-residence program, and visiting lecturers.
Last offered: Autumn 2016 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

ARTSTUDI 254: Kinetic Sculpture

This course is focused on developing a practical, hands on understanding of kinetic mechanisms applied to objects and materials in sculpture and installation. Class time will take the form of lectures and technical demos, and hands-on labs where you will be exposed to different strategies for making movement in the physical world. Topics investigated include Rube Goldberg machines, devices of wonder, interactivity, audience experience and participation.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Ulfeldt, A. (PI)

ARTSTUDI 264: Advanced Interaction Design

This upper level studio course will continue and create a sustained investigation into designed interactivity in real space. Students will create interactive installations, or public interventions using sensors or other computational devices. Prerequisites include one of the following - Embodied Interfaces, Media Archaeologies, Making it with Arduino, Digital Art 1, Electronic Art or permission of instructor.
Last offered: Winter 2019 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

ARTSTUDI 266: Sculptural Screens / Malleable Media (ARTSTUDI 166)

In this upper level studio course, students will experiment with video and computational outputs embedded in physical scenarios. What new physical formats are made possible by contemporary screen and projection-mapping technologies? How can we make expressive use of LCD screens, pico projectors, i-pad arrays, and LEDs? The class will address the screen as sculptural medium by examining established artists like Nam June Paik, Michael Snow, Tony Oursler, and Pippilotti Rist, as well as exploring emerging contemporary artists tackling this medium. Prerequisites include one of the following: Intro to Digital/Physical Design, Embodied Interfaces, Media Archaeologies, Making it with Arduino, Digital Art 1, Electronic Art or permission of instructor.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

ARTSTUDI 267: Emerging Technology Studio

This course is an upper level studio course featuring different invited guest artists each year. Advanced subject material will be based on instructors¿ skills. Prerequisites will be based on the specific topic, but might include one of the following ¿ Intro to Digital/Physical Design, Embodied Interfaces, Media Archaeologies, Making it with Arduino, Digital Art 1, Electronic Art or permission of instructor.n nFor spring 2019, Emerging Technology Studio will be taught by Jesse Fleming ( www.jessefleming.com) Jesse is an artist and filmmaker innovating at the convergence of media art and mindfulness. In his course, he will work with students to develop artworks using VR technologies. The goal will be to create VR experiences which allow people to explore their world, perception, consciousness and relation to others with the potential outcome of lowering the perceived boundary between self and other.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
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