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: Painting in Motion
Fall 2023
Taught By: Sammy Cucher
Section: A

CRN: 1959

Credits: 3

This course will offer students the opportunity to explore the transformation of 2D media - such as paintings, drawings, and photographs – into time-based works. The goal of the class is to help students to find ways of bringing together an “analog” studio practice with “digital” outputs. The class will concentrate on the translation of collage and painting techniques into a video layering process by which independent elements can be given motion and duration. Students will learn to work with Adobe After Effects, a video compositing program, and Dragonframe, a stop-motion animation software; and master a workflow that goes from the creation of original 2D material to be painted and/or collaged, to various options for digitizing the material, and then compositing and learning to output short looped “paintings in motion”. As the title of the class implies, we will be approaching video within a fine arts franework, and as such, the emphasis of the works produced in the class will be on the visual aspects of video rather than on the narrative aspects. Artists whose work will be explored and discussed in the class include: Jeremy Blake, Julie Taymor, Cliff Evans, Jacolby Satterwhite, Bill Morrison, Oskar Fischinger, Shazia Sikander, Petra Cortright, Chris Doyle , Bjorn Melhus, and others. The aim of the class is to introduce students to new ways of thinking about 2-dimensional work with the incorporation of the element of time, and new tools that can be incorporated in a workflow that goes smoothly from the analog to the digital.

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 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (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: 4:32am EDT 5/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 9/1/2023 - 12/15/2023
Topics 4D: Living Systems
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: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 4:34am EDT 5/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 12:10pm - 5:50pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 502
Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023