Week 11 Course Update: Hip-Hop, PoMo & Dags

It seems like these week updates are happening more and more frequently. I think I’ve just been very busy and the days are really rolling by quickly right now.

In Digital Imaging, we’re now starting to work on our final projects for the semester. The general idea is to produce 8-11 images using the various things we’ve learned in the class and present the digital files along with 5 prints.

I’m taking drawings made by children in various conflict zones and then approximating them with pieces of found photos.

In Criticism & Theory, or Critical Theory or Contemporary Criticism…I’m actually not 100% sure what the name of the course is, we talked more about psychology in art theory and watched a little Eminem and Sylvia Plath and read this essay.

Next week we’ll be getting all Pomo. We’ll be reading:

Hal Foster’s preface “Postmodernism, A Preface” (missing a few pages) from “The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture
Jürgen Habermas, “Modernity: An Incomplete Project” also in “The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture
Jean-François Lyotard, “Answering the Question:  What is Postmodernism” in “The Postmodern Condition:  A Report on Knowledge
“Fredric Jameson, “Postmodernism and Consumer Society” once again in “The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture

Lighting this week was all about still lifes. For next week we have to take a still life of something with chrome on it and another of something glass. Both photos must use strobes.

In crit this week we learned that we can suggest guests (curators, authors, artists) who we want to come sit in on class during the last two weeks. I’m showing in crit next week so I’ve been busy running around shooting, scanning, printing.

In Past Tense, Present Tense a fellow student gave a little slideshow of work including:

Abelardo Morell
Abelardo Morell
Nicole Dextras
Nicole Dextras
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey
Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey

Shimon Attie
Shimon Attie

And then we had a special guest…Jerry Spagnoli to talk about daguerrotypes. That’s right, Spags on dags.

Jerry Spagnoli
Jerry Spagnoli
Jerry Spagnoli
Jerry Spagnoli
Jerry Spagnoli
Jerry Spagnoli
Jerry Spagnoli
Jerry Spagnoli

And that was week 11. w00t!

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One Response to Week 11 Course Update: Hip-Hop, PoMo & Dags

  1. missmilki says:

    I really love your blog. Your posts are so detailed and give great links. Good Luck with your Crit next week.

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