Light-Space Art

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Light-Space Art

Fall 2020

Taught By: Derek Porter

Section: A

CRN: 2985

Credits: 3

In 1969 Robert Irwin and James Turrell outlined a new direction for art that identified viewer experience as the critical outcome of creative production and established visual perception of space as a principal concern. Light was recognized as the primary medium for investigating these ideas and the field of light-space art emerged. Combining seminar and studio methods, this course provides students with a better understanding of light-space art and the concepts behind it. The course has three major objectives: (1) to explore light-space art precedent through lectures, research and in-situ review of installed work, (2) to introduce a range of theories relevant to the field, and (3) to investigate perceptual issues of light and space through full scale, hands- on exercises. Prior knowledge of lighting fundamentals and/or contemporary art theory is recommended. A primary focus of fall 2015 coursework is realization of a collaborative student-led design proposal in mid-October. This installation will be featured during a major public event associated with the UNESCO 2015 International Year of Light initiative.

Pre-requisite(s): none.: Open to: All university graduate degree students; upper-level undergraduate students with permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 9:47am 1/23/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020