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ART550 Collab at the F.I.L.E Festival, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 5/26-8/11 2019

I am happy to announce that “WE” will be included in the Animation & GIF exhibition during the F.I.L.E – Electronic Language International Festival 2019 – www.file.org.br

The exhibition will be held from June 26 to August 11 2019 at The Fiesp Cultural Center – Ruth Cardoso Center, at the Galeria de Arte do Sesi – SP (Art Gallery of SESI-SP) located at Paulista Avenue, 1313, São Paulo, downtown, Brazil. http://www.brazilmycountry.com/sao-paulo-attractions/fiesp-cultural/

F.I.L.E is a non-profit cultural organization founded in 2000 with a main goal of promoting and motivating artistic research and production on electronic language, as a way to set a meeting point for discussing art & technology in Latin America.

Artist’s: ART550 / Collaboration of Artists:

Sijia Xie, Danielle Savarese, Yutong Ren, Christopher Pidoto, Yiru Ni, Jeana Hockenjos, Jessica Hart, Kelsey Lee Franciosa, Wilmer Cuba, Kathleen Celestin-Parks, Lauren Bourguet, Nicole Blach, Farina Bayat & Ryan Seslow

Country: USA

Work’s name:  “ WE”

Year of creation: October 2018

Short abstract about the work: “WE”, is an animated video art work / GIF.
Statement – “We” Our ART550 class of fourteen people came together to create the project we call “We”. That is what is important. That is all that matters. The separations we perceive between ourselves are artificial. We are more than just our looks and the skin on our bodies. We all share the same basic human characteristics. This concept is a worldview that is incredibly common, but this piece proposes another idea entirely. The skin is not a wall separating and ostracizing individuals, but rather a bridge, connecting pieces of a whole. When we are near each other we can feel how we permeate togetherness. We act like an ocean and each so-called self is a singular drop of a shade of color needed to cascade into the intense spectrum that is We. We, as work of digital art represents the preservation of our class energy throughout time and the way we view our experience as a whole. Through technology and art we are preserving ourselves in unity and our interconnectivity forever.

*Photos for the animation were taken by: @nicoleblachphotography

Short bio: “WE” is a collaborative animation project created specifically for the F.I.L.E festival by the ART550 MFA/MA Graduate students and professor of LIU Post (Long Island University, Post Campus) in New York.

Many thanks and Congrats to everyone involved!

More information about F.I.L.E – Electronic Language International Festival can be found on their website – www.file.org.br

Week of 12/4/18 – Chock Full of Energy!

1. HOW to BE an ARTIST – Jerry Saltz’s 33 Rule – Lets take a look!

https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/jerry-saltz-how-to-be-an-artist.html

2. F.I.L.E Festival submission Collaboration Video Submission Launch

Lets share our collaboration piece! We don’t yet know if the piece has been accepted or not, but as a class we can share our work and promote it together!

Here is a link to download the video – (you can share the video via Instagram and it will loop – this part is important) if you also add the content to twitter, facebook, LinkedIn or “other” simply use the link from our class blog here – https://art550art503liupost.com/2018/11/28/we-animated-collab-submission/

Please include (copy and paste) this info when you post the video or the link –

“WE” 2018, Animated Video.

“WE” is a collaborative Video Art / Animation created by the ART550 MFA/MA Graduate course students at LIU Post in New York.

Statement:

“We” Our ART550 class of fourteen people came together to create the project we call We. That is what is important. That is all that matters. The separations we perceive between ourselves are artificial. We are more than just our looks and the skin on our bodies. We all share the same basic human characteristics. This concept is a worldview that is incredibly common, but this piece proposes another idea entirely. The skin is not a wall separating and ostracizing individuals, but rather a bridge, connecting pieces of a whole. When we are near each other we can feel how we permeate togetherness. We act like an ocean and each so called self is a singular drop of a shade of color needed to cascade into the intense spectrum that is We. We, as work of digital art represents the preservation of our class energy throughout time and the way we view our experience as a whole. Through technology and art we are preserving ourselves in unity and our interconnectivity forever.

“WE” was submitted as a collaboration to the Electronic Language International Festival’s open call for International submissions in November 2018 – Lets keep our fingers crossed! More info here –  https://file.org.br

3. Final Paper submission discussion, suggestions and methods. 

4. Final student presentation date, discussion and methods for execution – Visual & Oratory. 

***12/7  – All graduating MFA students – Thesis proposal submission deadline.

WE – Animated Collab Submission

“WE” 2018, Animated Video.

“WE” is a collaborative Video Art / Animation created by the ART550 MFA/MA Graduate course students at LIU Post in New York.

Statement:

“We” Our ART550 class of fourteen people came together to create the project we call We. That is what is important. That is all that matters. The separations we perceive between ourselves are artificial. We are more than just our looks and the skin on our bodies. We all share the same basic human characteristics. This concept is a worldview that is incredibly common, but this piece proposes another idea entirely. The skin is not a wall separating and ostracizing individuals, but rather a bridge, connecting pieces of a whole. When we are near each other we can feel how we permeate togetherness. We act like an ocean and each so called self is a singular drop of a shade of color needed to cascade into the intense spectrum that is We. We, as work of digital art represents the preservation of our class energy throughout time and the way we view our experience as a whole. Through technology and art we are preserving ourselves in unity and our interconnectivity forever.

“WE” was submitted as a collaboration to the Electronic Language International Festival’s open call for International submissions in November 2018 – Lets keep our fingers crossed! More info here –  https://file.org.br

**Please feel free to comment, add feedback and also expand upon the statement below in the comments section. I feel that this part is crucial for the further development of where the art work can be shared and shown next. 

Anyone who wishes for access to the content e-mail me.

Guest Artist Presentation & Reactions

In class on Tuesday November 20th 2018, Martynka Wawrzyniak was our guest speaker/artist. She presented her latest project in NYC as well as her recent projects from the past. She used her website’s to share images, videos and tour us around.

The class engaged Martynka is a great Q & A session after her presentation.

The class was asked to bring in a piece of their current work to generate a dialog with Martynka in the form of a critique. The class decided to collaborate and create a single document pdf. file with examples of their work. The pdf of student work was shared digitally to Martynka via the classroom’s smart board. The critique began with an anonymous peek into each students work before divulging who’s work was actually who’s.

You can revisit Martynka’s work and projects below.

https://www.martynka.com/

http://www.ziemia.nyc/home/

Reactions below are welcome and appreciated.

  1. What did you think of Martynka’s work as a whole?
  2. What project (s) stood out the most? (This could be conceptually, aesthetically or other)
  3. What did you discover about Martynka’s process on how she commits to an idea and follows through to completion? Duration/time plays a large role in her work, what does this say about the artist and her process?
  4. Did you feel that the class critique was effective in its presentation format? What would you have changed in retrospect?

Feel free to add any additional comments or questions. Martynka will be invited to respond to your feedback and questions here below.

Dealing with Internet Art

11/13 – *Bring your laptop to class (if possible)

The Digital platforms. NEWHIVE, TO.BE , Rhizome & CODE- The evolution of manual to digital. Where do you fit in? Do you? A series of in class exercises with digital publishing platforms. Understanding how to write about electronic art.

Resources for Investigation:

1. Rhizome – Net Art Anthology Exhibition – https://anthology.rhizome.org/

2. A Brief History of Animated GIF Art – Parts 1-4 by Paddy Johnson :

Part 1 – https://news.artnet.com/art-world/a-brief-history-of-animated-gif-art-part-one-69060
Part 2 – 
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/a-brief-history-of-animated-gif-art-part-two-78532
Part 3 – 
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/a-brief-history-of-animated-gif-art-part-three-88928
Part 4 – 
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/a-brief-history-of-animated-gif-art-part-four-104733

3. Popular Mechanics – Long Live the GIF – http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a21457/the-gif-is-dead-long-live-the-gif/

4. The New World of Net Art, 2013 for Art News – http://www.artnews.com/2013/06/12/the-new-world-of-net-art/

5. The History of the GIF – via Giphy – https://historyofthegif.com/#/timeline/0

6. Tech-Crunch – 30 Years of the GIF – https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/27/30-years-of-the-gif/

7. Net-Art.org – Website – https://www.net-art.org/

8. ArtNet – 7 Masterpieces of Social Media Art – https://news.artnet.com/art-world/best-social-media-art-1182398

9. Are Memes the Pop Culture Art of our Era? Kate Knibbs – https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/when-does-a-meme-become-art/

10. Can Memes be Art? Huff Post – https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/17/are-internet-memes-a-form_n_1432076.html

11. UBU WEB – Film & Video Art Archive -(Explore and Explore some more!)  http://www.ubu.com/film

 

Class Collaboration Exercise of 10/30/18

Collaboration Synopsis:

This is a studio work session / reflective exercise based class.

Students will chose to bring in the materials of their choice (not mandatory but you may choose to) to generate, complete and present their group outcomes during this class session. If you have a lap top computer, this would be a good class to bring it to (not mandatory but may prove useful).

This class project is generated, documented, presented and critiqued in immediacy all in one class session. We will record our process and results by publishing them to our class blog. (This!) Each group will submit a statement of their piece and then individually respond below to the project as whole.

(Outcomes are below)

 

LIU group 1.jpg

Group 1 – Tranquil Tuesday

Statement – Our focus is a search for peace and calmness in the midst of chaos…whatever it is that we call chaos today.  Seeking to find the same visual language despite having different artistic approaches.  In the end, we’ve accomplished the creation of an image through a collaborate effort.  In the image, we find peace in things of nature and the organic world

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Group 2 – Collaboration

Statement – In response to current events of the later 2018 year, our group decided to embrace positivity. After deciding on a common theme and color scheme, each member contributed their own style to the creation of our symbol of peace. While the piece consists of a variety of materials, such as watercolor, acrylic paints and chalk pastels, the piece was unified by each member to represent peace.

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Each student will leave a comment below about the project by answering the following questions:

1. What did you learn the most through this collaborative experience?

2. How did the immediacy of the project’s time-frame effect your decision making and ability to work in a group?

3. What will you apply into your writing practice as a result of this experience?

4. In reflection, what would you have done differently and why?

Week of 10/30 — Class Collaborations from NY–>Sao Paolo

JerrySaltz

Outside of Class Reading – Please read Jerry Saltz’s recent critique on the Art World of 2018 – http://www.vulture.com/2018/10/how-does-the-art-world-live-with-itself.html

We will discuss the article in class  – feel free to respond in the comments section below.

10/30 – Class –

Part 1 – Class Photoshoot – Nicole has generously volunteered to photograph the class for our collaboration in the F.I.LE Festival Submission in Sao Paolo. Lets tighten up our statement for the submission form.

Part 2  – Class collaboration project #1  – Studio work session. Students will bring materials to start, complete and present their group projects during this class session. We will be discussing the works of several artist collaborations over a historical timeline.

What are the benefits of artistic collaboration in relationship to your Thesis? 

What are the benefits of artistic collaboration in relationship to creative immediacy?

Results will be recorded and published on this website the following week.