PSAM

3703

xStudio

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

xStudio:

Spring 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 3304

Credits: 3

If a radio falls to the floor and no one is around to see it, does it make a sound? This statement is based on a centuries old philosophical model on sight and perception yet rearranged in order to emphasize the relationship between what is seen and what is heard. In this course we will generate a series of projects that focus on the relationship between sound and image as they relate to a range of studio practices within contemporary art. In order to expand our understanding of the potential relations between image and sound we will look to works by artists such as Tony Cokes, Kristen Oppenheim, Jorge Macchi, Camille Norment, Emeka Ogboh, and Christian Marclay among many others. We will also look to examples in film and video, photography, drawing, and design to further our understanding of the expansive use of audio as a medium within contemporary art. In addition, a close investigation of the interconnection between sound and image as it relates to systems of representation and identification, the production of meaning, and the aesthetic exploration of sight and sound will be highlighted through projects and readings. The course will build towards individually driven projects by students.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Some seats have been reserved for Fine Arts majors.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:16am 7/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020

xStudio: Unmonumental

Fall 2019

Taught By: Ester Partegas

Section: A

CRN: 3406

Credits: 3

In this class we will explore the traditional idea of the monument as an intrinsic part of the history of western sculpture and proceed to deconstruct it. The goal is to re-imagine an alternative to the inherited representation of our collective history from our own personal stories and interests. We will call projects “unmonumental,” that willingly express themselves through fragmentation, provisionality, assemblage, profanity or irreverence as a means to question ideas around tradition, permanence and memory. Starting with a prompt such as “what kind of monument, or unmonument, would you propose for your community, yourself or this moment in history?” the students may choose to explore specific cultural and political issues, or focus on their own immediate and intimate reality, explore a public art idea, or make work for the gallery setting.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students.
Translations are ripe with slippage and misinterpretation. They are, as Glenn Ligon points out, “always involved with loss, the untranslatable, excess meanings, the indecipherable”. From the linguistic code-switching of Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s performances, to Sophie Calle’s 107 interpretations by female professionals of a breakup e-mail she received from her lover, to Wael Shawky’s filmed historical critique restaging the “Song of Roland”, Art by Translation will engage the range of issues (philosophical, political and poetic) of translation in contemporary art practice. Students will each identify a source text for this semester-long series of experimental ”translations”, testing interpretive strategies through a variety of media and interdisciplinary approaches. The class will connect every other week with students at the Laboratory for Artistic Research at the University of Cologne to discuss ongoing work and run peer experiments in translation.
Open to: All university undergraduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:15am 7/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 1100

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/10/2019