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:

Fall 2019

Taught By: Jennifer Liu

Section: A

CRN: 1959

Credits: 3

This studio-based course starts with a single idea: that in the sphere of 4D, control over message is proportionally empowered by control over medium. In this course, we will build on two fronts simultaneously. First, students will gain greater control over tools: from intermediate to advanced camera and lighting, advanced and experimental sound and video editing, to effective green-screening and an introduction to animation in After Effects, 3D, and VR platforms. Demos will be supported by in-class workshops and collaborative exercises, culminating in one or two longer-form projects of the students’ devising. Second, we will look at the history of moving image as cultural intervention and political sabotage, from early concepts of the machine eye to video art’s origins in performance, from experimental documentary to synthetic abstractions that modify and destroy their sources. We will consider how artists have used the powerful tools of moving image to expose hidden truths and reimagine the possible.

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)

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: 5:07pm 3/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019

Topics 4D: Susp of disbelief

Spring 2019

Taught By: Tom Pnini

Section: A

CRN: 2070

Credits: 3

The suspension of disbelief is often an essential element in creating an act of magic. It is in the contract between the performer and the audience that they are going to believe what they see in order to enjoy the show. But what happens when you break this contract? What happens when you allow the audience to experience the illusion, but also see the apparatus that operates it? In this 4D class, students will use video, performance, sound and other strategies to create time-based art exploring and stretching various techniques of the suspension of disbelief. The course familiarizes students with examples from fine art, theatre and pop culture that break the 4th wall, such as William Shakespeare, Aukje Dekker, Ira Eduardovna, Lars von Trier,Elaine Sturtevant, Keren Cytter and Vito Acconci.

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)

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: 5:06pm 3/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 5:50pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 503

Date Range: 1/25/2019 - 5/10/2019