PUFA

3240

Core Studio 2: Topics in 4D

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Topics 4D:

Spring 2023

Taught By: Ben Thorp Brown

Section: A

CRN: 1925

Credits: 3

This course will explore the intersection of video, installation, and artwork made with living systems. Whether through small organisms, animals, plants, or humans—we will develop work that investigates our social and ecological environment. In the first half of the semester, students will develop a variety of skills in both 4D media ranging from advanced cinematography techniques, field recording, and performance practice. Alongside, students will be asked to care for a living organism, and develop new work in dialogue with this practice. Artists practices such as Agnes Denes, Lynne Hershman Leeson, Pierre Huyghe, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Robert Irwin, Rosemarie Trockel will be discussed alongside critical writing from thinkers such as Emanuele Coccia, Ted Chiang, and Donna Haraway.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 12:30pm 7/7/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:10pm - 5:50pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023

Topics 4D:Against Productivity

Fall 2022

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 1959

Credits: 3

This course will examine paradigms of productivity, health, and care through various 4D media including performance, video, sound, and installation. Given late stage capitalism's increasing wear on minds and bodies, we will use art practice as a method to interrogate and model ways of existing and making. Relying heavily on the work of disability studies and the work of disabled artists, we will examine questions of access, support, success/thriving, value, and power. We will read essays by Susan Sontag, Lauren Berlant, Jonathan Crary, and others. We will study works by Navild Acosta & Fannie Sosa, Sonda Perry, Carolyn Lazard, Yo-Yo Lin, among others.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D or PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 12:30pm 7/7/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022