Submission Assessment 2 Thursday 9.30 – 12.30pm with Etienne Deleflie

Before you submit: please also make sure this is your tutorial class – class time and tutor’s name are listed above.

Your digital file should be uploaded to your Sound Cloud account. Create an entry on your personal blog that embeds your work into the post accompanied by your project statement.

Add a comment to this post. In the comment, provide your full name and a link to your blog entry – please check your link is working.

Submission Assessment 2 Wednesday 14.30 – 17.30pm with Nathan Thompson

Before you submit: please also make sure this is your tutorial class – class time and tutor’s name are listed above.

Your digital file should be uploaded to your Sound Cloud account. Create an entry on your personal blog that embeds your work into the post accompanied by your project statement.

Add a comment to this post. In the comment, provide your full name and a link to your blog entry – please check your link is working.

07W Material Discourse Emerges

Please meet in the DMC gallery for this class.

Nam June Paik, Magnet TV, 1965

In last week’s Brainstorming session we explored the theme of Materialising the Digital and following are the broad areas/ ideas that we arrived at:

  • Expressing Digitality
    • Textuality and expression
  • Variable Materiality
    • Materials and immaterial processes
  • Multisensory Interaction
    • Light, shadows, and displacement
  • (Re)configuring Spacetime
    • story-telling through sound,  image and interaction
  • Generativity: Difference and Repetition
    • Algorithm and Reproducibility

To move forward, we need to dive into a material discourse through (re)making an existing work and explore its materiality (technically, physically, experientially etc.) through the frame of the identified theme and find the right questions to ask.

We will do/ make/ undo/ remake together, collaboratively. You will continue to build on your MVP for week 8.

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06L: Contemporary Media Arts Practice

Chris Anderson's NOCTURNAL ARTS - WOLLONGONG CITY COUNCIL: Live projections mapped onto Wollongong Town Hall with Zender Bender. Commissioned by the Wollongong City Council as part of the Nocturnal Arts program aimed activating the Wollongong Arts Precinct after dark.

Chris Anderson’s NOCTURNAL ARTS – WOLLONGONG CITY COUNCIL: Live projections mapped onto Wollongong Town Hall with Zender Bender. Commissioned by the Wollongong City Council as part of the Nocturnal Arts program aimed activating the Wollongong Arts Precinct after dark.

In week 6, designer, media artist, and entrepreneur, Chris Anderson will be presenting a guest lecture on his journey of discovery. Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (with double major in Graphic Design and Media Arts) from UOW in 2010 and was awarded a first class honours for his 1000 Surfboard Graveyard project in 2011. Chris continues to work across different areas in graphic design, art, media, and education winning awards such as the‘Silver Award Winner’ at the A’Design Awards in 2015 for his Ecto Handplanes.

He will share his journey (so far) with us from 11.30 – 12.30 in the DMC gallery space. Please check out his website and come prepared with questions.

THE LADY & THE UNICORN / BUNDANON TRUST: Visual identity, exhibition and catalogue design for The Lady & The Unicorn, one of the most significant collaborations between artist Arthur Boyd and poet Peter Porter. The Bundanon Trust touring exhibition showcases an evocative suite of prints that reinterprets the myth of the unicorn and confirms Boyd’s great talent and proficiency in illustration and etching. The first reproduction of all the poems and prints together since the original limited edition series in 1977. See: bundanon.com.au

THE LADY & THE UNICORN / BUNDANON TRUST: Visual identity, exhibition and catalogue design for The Lady & The Unicorn, one of the most significant collaborations between artist Arthur Boyd and poet Peter Porter. The Bundanon Trust touring exhibition showcases an evocative suite of prints that reinterprets the myth of the unicorn and confirms Boyd’s great talent and proficiency in illustration and etching. The first reproduction of all the poems and prints together since the original limited edition series in 1977. See: bundanon.com.au

Week 6: Cinematic Sound

Still from Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg (1975)

Still from Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg (1975)

Lecture

This lecture explores the use of sound in conventional cinema. It focuses on the use of diegetic sound versus non-diegetic sounds in delivering narratives. We will examine some classic examples of mainstream cinema and trace the development of audiovisual relationship in the establishment of a cinematic language. We will also look at examples of innovation where this relationship was challenged.

Lecture links: http://www.aaronlburton.com/uowmeda101w6.html

Workshop

This workshop:

  • introduces how we talk about sound
  • analyses how sound is used with moving images
  • introduces the basics of audio editing

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05/ 6: Assessment 1 Blog posts

From week 5, we are shifting our focus from research to making. For week 5’s blog post, you are asked to research your project and present the relevant background to your proposal.

Cover of Wired Magazine featuring Limor Fried aka Lady Ada founder of Adafruit Industries.

Cover of Wired Magazine featuring Limor Fried aka Lady Ada founder of Adafruit Industries. Adafruit website states that “Limor was the first female engineer on the cover of WIRED magazine, awarded Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur of the year” and “Adafruit is ranked #11 in the top 20 USA manufacturing companies and #1 in New York City by Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies.” from https://www.adafruit.com/about

While I realise that you are yet to propose a project, this is meant to motivate you to start thinking about the ideas, materials, media, and technologies you are interested in developing. Continue reading

Week 5: Sound Art

Susan Hiller's Witness (2000)

Susan Hiller’s Witness (2000)

Lecture

In this second lecture focusing on the audio medium, we explore sound art as a discrete field of practice by identifying the common characteristics and motivation behind this label. We begin with an overview of sound art beginning from the early 20th century experiments of the Italian Futurist. The lecture takes the trajectory that examines sound art through the technologies that has enabled this practice. The rationale for doing this is to show how art and technology respond to each other in a mutually transformative relationship. The lecture’s exposition aims to relate sound art to media art in its exploration and extension of experience.

Lecture links: http://aaronlburton.com/uowmeda101w5.html

Workshop

This workshop:

  • is devoted to the presentation and critique of assessment 1 projects
  • provides further guidelines for assessment 2 project development

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SHAUN GLADWELL, VIRTUAL IMPERATOR – EDGE OF EMPIRE

The Australian Centre for Photography is hosting:

A new exhibition of photographic, video and VR works by Shaun Gladwell critically addressing the ambivalence of representing conflict and the historical persistence of imperial structures.

In his latest exhibition, renowned artist Shaun Gladwell continues to interrogate the role of the camera and the artist in the representation of warfare. Assembling existing and new works, the artist meditates on the ambivalence and complexity of depicting conflict and addresses the continuity of Empires across real and mythological times.

at

Project Space Gallery
72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm
Closed public holidays
Free admission.

from17 March – 6 May 2017

from ACP website (https://acp.org.au/blogs/travelling-exhibitions/shaun-gladwell)

 

Submission Assessment 1 Thursday 9.30 – 12.30pm with John Harris

Before you submit: please also make sure this is your tutorial class – class time and tutor’s name are listed above.

Your digital files (.mp4) should be uploaded to your Vimeo account. Create an entry on your personal blog that embeds your video into the post accompanied by your project statement.

Add a comment to this post. In the comment, provide your full name and a link to your blog entry – please check your link is working.