PSAM

3705

xStudio

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

xStudio: Thinking Sculpture

Spring 2019

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 3732

Credits: 3

This course will explore the possibilities of sculpture and installation as ways of thinking about and through ideas, histories, forms, and materials. We will use ways of making to interrogate ways of thinking and vice versa. The results will be to attempt to find new forms of critical discernment in our landscape of information overload. How can thinking about and through art, as well as making it lead us to understanding new forms of discernment, ones that do not settle for dated truths or passing trends. Projects will be given in a series of prompts but will be largely self-directed. Reading and discussion will also figure into our sculptural investigations.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D, PSAM 1073 Sculpture, or equivalent.

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: 7:36pm 11/13/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: L106

Date Range: 1/24/2019 - 5/9/2019

xStudio: Performance

Fall 2018

Taught By: Lindsay Benedict

Section: A

CRN: 4068

Credits: 3

What is your means of communicating with yourself? This course offers opportunities to submerge into your interiority with curiosity and participate in an inner corporeal voyage. Students will nurture the relationship with themselves (and keep at a distance what others perceive of them). Through experimentation and internal interrogation, performance art will be the by-product of our inquiries. In this Performance course, our exercises will resonate a self-reflexivity between the body and the constructed environment in an attempt to negotiate our individual and shared experiences. We will illuminate idiosyncrasies of everyday behaviors as they are determined by gender, social context, power structures, and the art world. Like scientists, we will use experiments to provide insight into cause-and-effect by demonstrating what outcomes occur when a particular factor is manipulated. By creating procedures that support, refute, or validate individual hypotheses, we will research aspects of the frontier between the physical body and the immaterial realms of identity and social construction. Students will present a series of physical explorations developed in workshops on body-voyage, fragmented gesture, structured score, thought-movement exercises, translation and public editing. In these studio workshops, we may isolate and obsess on the quotidien; we may create performances that function as social experiments; we may examine economies of presentation and materiality of context in an effort to destabilize the foundation of experience. These explorations generate works that complicate the relationship of identity within social and cultural contexts. In 15 sessions, we will witness the works of artists such as taisha paggett, Miguel Gutierrez, Marissa Perel, Micol Hebron, Cassils, Stelarc, ORLAN, Eiko Otake, NIC Kay, Fist and Heel/ Reggie Wilson, Marni Kotak, Noura Murad and others. We aim to discuss the notion of the body as an interior landscape that is made intelligible through visual representation. And, we will create works that challenge our perceptions of ourselves while effecting change in our surroundings.

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: Closed*

*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: 7:30pm 11/13/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 204

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/4/2018