Light-Space Art

Parsons School of Design: School of Constructed Env.

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Light-Space Art
Spring 2024
Taught By: Glenn Shrum
Section: A

CRN: 10638

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: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 6:10am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 201
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024