Site, Installation, and Performance
ART 308 at Saint Mary's College of Maryland with instructor Fereshteh Toosi
Monday, April 23, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Wednesday 25 April
3:10 Ya Haddy
CRITIQUE ORDER TBA, DETERMINED BY LOCATION.
Monday Apr 30: 1:15-5:15
Clare, Joe, Heather, Jamie, Hannah, Anita
++ Art SMP opening #2 is 4:30-6 pm today.
Monday May 7: 9-1
Matt, Nick, Kelly, Iain, Megan, Ya Haddy
++ followed by pizza party
Friday, April 13, 2007
April 5-7 and 12-14 at 8:00 p.m., April 7 and 15 at 2:00 p.m. - Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall - The Mandrake
*this costs $, as it's a benefit concert* Sat. April 14 - HSMC Visitor Center - concert by singer and songwriter David LaMotte. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Chesapeake Public Charter School. Tickets are $12 in advance, and $15 at the door. For more information, call 240-925-1888.Sun. April 15, 1:00 - Good Water Store & Cafe, Lexington Park, MD - children's concert with David LaMotte and book signing with Carrie Patterson. LINK to the map.
Mon. April 16, 4:30 - Boyden Gallery - Artist Talk: David LaMotte, Musician
or I will also accept this event:
Mon., April 16, 4:30 pm - Cole Cinema - “Four Stages of Denial, or, My On-Again, Off-Again Affair with Feminism” Is Western Feminism Useful for Muslim Women and Men? Asma Barlas, Professor of Politics and Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, Ithaca College, NY
Wed. April 18, 4:30 - Library 321 - Artist Talk: Shari Hersh, Mural Arts Corp Founder
Fri. April 20, 3:00 - Cole Cinema - Armand Cerbone, a Chicago-based psychologist, will speak on “Sex, Love, and Stigma in Same-Sex Relationships”
April 19-21, 8pm and April 22 at 2pm - DPC -
Proof Directed by Brian Sekinger. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget that visiting AnnMarie Sculpture Garden where Lacey is artist-in-residence is also eligible for your blog.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 9, 2007
The Meat of Tomorrow, by James King, explores the implications of an impending technology that will soon allow edible meat to be grown in vitro from a small sample of animal tissue, rendering the inefficiencies, cruelties, traditions, and livelihoods of livestock farming unnecessary.
Monday, April 2, 2007
Artist Talk: Art and Activism
When: 4:30pm, April 16, 2007
Where: Boyden Gallery
On Activism: “There’s a tragic tendency these days to equate cynicism with art, as though nothing hopeful has weight. I think that’s a narrow view. Activism is inherently hopeful- you have to believe that change is possible or you wouldn’t waste your time talking about it and working for it. The fact is that we’re all changing the world everyday whether we like it or not. The question is in which direction.
Concert: Historic St. Mary’s Visitor Center
When: 7:00 pm Saturday, April 14, 2007
Kids Mini Concert: The Good Water Store Café
When: 1:00 pm April 15, 2007
LaMotte’s tenth CD, Change, debuted at #11 on the national Fold-DJ chart for September 2006. Guest vocalists include Tom Kimmel, the Dreamsicles, and John Gorka. In the last year he has also published a children’s book based on his award-winning children’s song S.S. Bathtub, a new live concert DVD,One Night In North Carolina, and a retrospective peace and justice compilation called This is My Song. Over the course of his career he has shared stages with Buddy Miles, Arlo Guthrie, David Wilcox, America, Gillian Welch, Shawn Mullins, and others. http://www.davidlamotte.com
Artist Talk: Public Art: Community Identity and Engagement
When: 4:30pm Wednesday April 18
Where: Library 321
Workshop with Art Teachers and Future Art Teachers:
When: 9:30 – 2pm Thursday April 19
Where: Boyden Art Gallery
Shari Hersh is a veteran of the Mural Arts Program (MAP) having spent seven years with the organization developing art education programs. She created MAP’s first such program, Big Picture, in 1999, a model program from which numerous MAP programs are based on. She is currently the Coordinator of Mural Corps, a rigorous community arts program for high risk teens, she created in 2001. Before arriving at MAP, Ms. Hersh received her MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN). Among her numerous awards and honors, Ms. Hersh has received the Teaching Award from the College of General Studies at UPENN, the Residency Award from the Vermont Studio Center, and a B. H. Rockefeller full tuition scholarship to the New York Studio School, where she studied for her post-baccalaureate degree. In addition to her work for MAP, Ms. Hersh is the lead artist on the transformation of Chester A. Arthur School, and teaches a community arts and mural painting class at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she has taught for the past four years.
Saturday, March 31, 2007
LINK: "A planned Holy Week exhibition of a nude, anatomically correct chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ was canceled Friday amid complaints from Catholics, including Cardinal Edward Egan... Artist Cosimo Cavallaro is best known for his quirky work with food. Past efforts include repainting a Manhattan hotel room in melted mozzarella, spraying five tons of pepper jack cheese on a Wyoming home and festooning a four-poster bed with 312 pounds of processed ham".
Friday, March 30, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
A: If your ideal materials are unavailable, compromise! Find a way to accomplish the goal of your work with whatever is available to you. Limited materials are a great excuse for unusual art!
Q: Does the audience have to be able to interact/be involved in the piece for it to be an installation (besides just looking at it)?
A: Ideas and values of installation art reflect avant-garde innovations of the 20th century, which includes involvement between the viewer and art which results in activating the viewer to think or do something.
Q: I think that installation art deals with involvement of the viewer. How does art that does not involve the viewer but claims to be installation art work or why is it still installation art?
A: By involvement, do you mean direct interaction in a physical sense? All art involves the viewer, in the sense that it is being seen and considered. I don't believe that physical interaction in necessary to define a work as an "installation"... an object could easily fulfill this rule without being a space.
Q: Does installation art have to be something large, small, or something where the viewer has to use more than sight?
A: I think installation art can be those things (large, small, require more than sight) but I do not think that it is necessary for it to be one or the other to qualify as installation art.
Q: Can an installation take place in more than one place at a time?
A: Yes, video monitors or a series of installations can be found around a city. They are an installation as a whole.
Q: How do I make my project go along with the site?
A: The site and the project have to complement each other. The object, the event, and the position it occupies have to have a specific relationship. It could be made out of some material or the object being presented has something to do with the place or space.
Q:Does there need to be an object in an installation?
A: No, there does not need to be an object. Sometimes, an installation can consist of audio as a material, or projected light, or even just hot air.
Q: If you take a ready-made (found object) and put it in a space, is that an installation or does it still stay as a sculpture?
A: I thinik it is still a sculpture because there is not an intended exchange when sculpture is placed somewhere randomly.
Q: Can installation involve performance (live art)?
A: I think that it can, as long as it involves the viewer in some way. Nix the 4th wall. A good example might be living statue street performers.
Lisa Scheer: www.smcm.edu/art/scheer.html
Annie Leibovitz: www.temple.edu/photo/photographers/leibovitz
Keith Haring: www.haring.com
Jamie Arneson: www.smcm.edu/aldiv/art/eportfolio/sp06/425sp06/arneson/index.html
Heather Starrett: www.squirlmunk.com
Lacey Volk: http://www.laceyvolk.com/
Monday, March 26, 2007
Prof Richard Hovannisian: Must We Still Remember? The Armenian Genocide as Prototype
Wednesday, March 28, Cole Cinema, 8pm
Richard Hovannisian is professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History at UCLA, California. Author of multiple books on the Armenian history and genocide, he has also recently served as consultant for the National Geographic Magazine on a feature article on Armenia. The talk will be accompanied by a short video selection.
by Niccolò Machiavelli
April 5-7 and 12-14 at 8:00 p.m.
April 7 and 15 at 2:00 p.m.
A robust, physical comedy in the style of the Italian commedia dell’arte.
For reservations, call the Theater Box Office at 240-895-4243 (ext. 4243) or e-mail email@example.com. Reserve your tickets now!
Friday, March 23, 2007
1- The Museum Problem (you should make a post with a photo) - from Deconstructing Installation Art by Graham Coulter-Smith
2- But is it installation art? by Claire Bishop (she is also referenced in the above article)
Thursday, March 22, 2007
M 2 April: final project proposal due with sketches, posted to blog
W 4 April: proposal questions completed and sent to Chip Jackson. Please COPY me on the this email.
M 9 April: 1st in-progress crit
W 11 April: studio work day
M 16 April: 2nd in-progress crit
W 18 April: work day for installation
M 23 April: work day for installation
W 25 April: work day for installation
M 30 April: final critiques for installation... extra long class session?
M 7 May: documentation due to FT's box by 5 pm
Sunday, March 18, 2007
HW: reading and post to blog: But is it installation art? - Claire Bishop
Please dress appropriately. Here's message from Jamie about what to wear:
-a bandana or baseball cap
-jeans that cover your boots
-cotton t-shirt or a flannel long sleeved shirt
4:30 ARTIST LECTURE BY MARK COOLEY, LIBRARY 321
Here's his website: http://www.flawedart.net
I will lecture in LIBRARY 321 about new media and my work. Also eligible for your blog.
If you all want to have a mini-reception for the box art, we need to do that on Tuesday at 4:30. Let's talk about it in class Monday.
WED 21 MAR :: LED skillshare with Matt, Nick, and Iain
HW: bring work to submit to the student show
THURS + FRI: MID-TERM REVIEWS - I have posted a sign-up sheet on my door which will serve for all of my students in all 3 of my classes. Please sign up for a time there.
MON 26 MAR :: live art skillshare with Clare and Megan
Fereshteh out for lecture in Chicago
HW: Using the "Creating and Researching Ideas" handout as your guide, do some research to generate ideas or your final project and post to your blog before class. See handout for details.
WED 28 MAR :: web portfolio skillshare with Anita, Ya Haddy, and Heather
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Remember, going to a show off-campus is always eligible for your blog.
Installation art is all over the Hirschhorn Museum: Check out light works and collaboration between Pae White and Virgil Marti.
Jasper Johns prints and paintings are at the National Gallery in DC
31 first-year candidates in Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)'s, master of fine arts (M.F.A) programs are featured in a parallel series of group exhibitions in Bunting Center’s Pinkard Gallery (1401 Mount Royal Avenue), in Baltimore. Runs Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 25, with an opening reception on Friday, March 16, 5–7 p.m., and open studios on Friday, March 16, 7–9 p.m.
In Words, curated by artist Lance Winn, will close March 21 at the University of DE Museum in Newark, DE.
The Contemporary in Baltimore has a show called CELL PHONE: Art and the Mobile Phone.
Speaking of cell phones, I have a piece featuring me, Kelly, and her daughter EmmaLee singing downloadable ringtones at Space 1026 in Philadelphia.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
review of a Rauschenberg exhibit in the NY Times:
Images of Hubert H. Humphrey, Barry Goldwater, Malcolm X, the Apollo 7 astronauts, Army helicopters and civil rights protesters establish Mr. Rauschenberg’s interests: politics, the space race, the war in Vietnam, the plight of black Americans. Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, appears several times. Men in suits bespeak entrenched authority. President Richard M. Nixon lines up with the members of his cabinet; their wives cluster around his. Sprinkled at the margins of the group portraits are the faces of black and white football players (including O. J. Simpson) and the regimented rows of a high school yearbook.
Tuesday 20 March
Thursday 22 March
2:00 Ya Haddy
TBA: Joe, Megan
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Read the first part of the introduction of this book: "The Museum Problem", and then browse around the text. Choose one of the images of installation art that is discussed in the book and post an image of it to your blog, discussing how it fits the author's definition of installation art.
Friday, March 2, 2007
The new proposed schedule calls for us to spend the month of March doing the skillshares and looking/talking about artists' work, which is something I want us to spend more time on so that the last project won't feel too rushed or uninformed.
DON'T FORGET that the SKILLSHARES also include a component where you share 2 artists who use the skill you are demonstrating, and that you will need to make sure Lacey and I know if you need us to get supplies for you. You are also encouraged to assign HW/readings if you want us to do something beforehand.
PLEASE RE-READ THE SKILLSHARE CRITERIA!
THE PDF CAN BE DOWNLOADED TO THE RIGHT, UNDER "HANDOUTS"
April would be spent working on your final project, which will be due on the 25th (this is the same as the original syllabus).
Saturday, February 24, 2007
There is some terrifying legislation that may soon be passed in Nigeria. Essentially it strips away all rights from homosexuals, and goes a step further to basically deny them the right to express themselves, congregate, and basically exist. Call/write your senators to let them know you are concerned about this. Unfortunately, discrimination against gays is still widely accepted (even promoted?) around the world (and here too). There are some pretty fundamental human rights being violated here. Read more: http://www.zmag.org/content/print_article.cfm?itemID=12180§ionID=2