ART211 | Art and Technology | Spring 2007
BAS 117 | 01/16/07 - 05/06/07
Section H | Tue-Thu | 2:00PM - 3:50PM
secheverry at ut.edu | BAS 131 | 813 - 253 3333 x 3769
Office hours by appointment only
|Week||Description||Assignments||Multimedia / Readings|
||Syllabus, goals of the class, required readings, general presentation and statistics of the students.
Early History of Multimedia. Oral Tradition, Text, / Aristotle’s Poetics / Greek Theater / Roman Circus / Middle Ages: Architecture and life / Religious vs. Pagan performance.
|Movies: Quest for Fire – Jean Jacques Annaud / Fahrenheit 451 – Jean François Truffaut|
||Renaissance / / Economics / 1492 / Gutenberg Print // Baroque = America's gold / theatrum mundi + deus ex machina / Baroque Opera / Control of Nature
||After watching the examples in class, write a three page paper about how technology in the 21st century is being affected by political and economical processes similar to the Baroque era. Use the assignments tab in BB to submit your .DOC paper.
||Movies: The Name of the Rose – Jean Jacques Annaud / Farinelli – Gérard Corbiau / Vatel – Roland Joffé / Monteverdi’s Orpheus
CDs: Lully - Atys ~ by Jean-Baptiste Lully, William Christie, Les Arts Florissants / Médée, Charpentier, Les Arts Florissants
Opera: from Mozart to Wagner, evolution of an elitist expression of art
|Go to the MacDonald Kelce Library, watch at least an entire Act of any of their available Operas in DVD or VHS and write a three page paper with your comments and your feelings about this experience.Which Opera? Who is the stage director? the musical director? the main performers? Is this your first Opera? Did you like it? Why yes or no? Use the assignments tab in BB to submit your .DOC paper.||Movies: Amadeus – Milos Forman / ARIA – Robert Altman and others / Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen - Patrice Chéreau - Pierre Boulez, Bayreuth Festival (Complete Ring Cycle) DVD (2000) / Don Giovanni – Karajan / Le Nozze di Figaro – Peter Sellars.|
Popular entertainment: Vaudeville, burlesque, cabaret => Broadway
|Movies: Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt – Walter Ruttman / Chaplin – Richard Attenborough / Whatever Happened to Baby Jane – Robert Aldrich / Broadway, the American Musical – Michael Kantor|
From photos to film: time based media
BW -> Animation -> Sound -> Color -> Stereoscopy -> big format
|Go to a thrift store and purchase an old book that you will use to create your own flip page animation. At least 100 pages. Open topic.
PBS: History of Photography
Read: New Media in Art (NMA): Introduction
Electronics in the audiovisual world
|Write a three page paper on how did the evolution of television technology affect the content of TV shows. What types of shows will appear with the emergence of new technologies such as 3D TV / Smell TV / etc? Use the assignments tab in BB to submit your .DOC paper.
Movies: Radio Days – Woody Allen / Original recording of “War of the worlds” by Orson Welles / Early days of TV
|Write a three page paper comparing the birth of the first PC to the birth of the iPod. What is the future for these new technologies? Is the marketing strategy going to affect the existance of these products? Use the assignments tab in BB to submit your .DOC paper.|
Artists and Technology 1900 - 1960
|Using a Xerox machine, photocopy parts of yourself and create a 2D/3D work of art inspired by any of the Art Movements seen in class. At least 2feet x 3feet
||Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Picabia, Tzara..... Movies: Un chien andalou – Luis Buñuel / Lichtspiel: Schwartz-Weiß-Grau – Laszlo Moholy-Nagy /
Performance Art, Media and New Technologies
|Inspired by ANY of the artists mentioned in class, create a maximum 5 minute performance art piece. Come to the gallery ready to be yourselves. More details to be given during class.||NMA: Chapter 1
• New Media
||Video, Installation, Video Art and New Media, Nam June Paik, Jim Campbell, Bill Viola, David Hall, Pippilotti Rist
||In groups of three students, create your own 1 minute video art / video installation piece with any available tools at hand ( DV Cams, Cell Cams, VHS tapes, DVDs, webcams etc...) Be ready to present your works in two weeks||NMA: Chapters 2 and 3
From Stockhausen to Miss Kittin
Xenakis, Einstürzende Neubauten, Cabaret Voltaire, Brian Eno
|Feel free to incorporate your own audio track to your video art piece. Explore whichever available audio tools you have at hand. Be resourceful.
||Modulations / La Legende d'Eer / Cabaret Voltaire / Thursday Afternoon|
Disney, Norman Mac Laren, Brothers Quay, evolution of computer animation, Tron, Pixar, Silicon Graphics, Toy Story. Siggraph. . Sony PSP / Video Games Machinima
|In groups of 3, create your own 3 minute machinima video piece. Due after thanksgiving. Present it in whichever format you consider appropiate.
Explore: Museum of Moving Image
|Final Fantasy / Ghost in the Shell / Tron /|
Puppet Motel – Laurie Anderson / Eve – Peter Gabriel / Myst / collection of interactive works by the ZKM and Ars Electronica / Director / Flash / Processing : Casey Reas + Ben Fry
|NMA: Chapter 4|
||Digital arts Part 2||Presentation of final projects ideas|
Genetic Art and other extremes
|The final project can be either a collective performance, an installation, a video art piece, an experimental audio piece or a 10 page research paper. More details to be given in class.|
|16 - FINALS
||FINAL PROJECTS PRESENTATION - EVERYONE MUST BE PRESENT|