Avant-Garde Doesn’t Give Up – final project

By Mikolaj Szoska | Feb 24, 2013

For the final project of this studio, students were encouraged to elaborate on the experiments of the first part of the semester by working with space directly. They had a choice to develop proposals for an architectural structure influenced by the grammar of filmmaking or to appropriate and transform an existing space for the installation of their video work. The emphasis was placed on issues of display and on the social aspect of viewing. The projects range from explorations of depth perception (Beau Johson), lyrical narrative animation on the subject of memory (Eugenia Yu), video analysis and critique of the work of Rem Koolhaas and CCTV Tour (James Bogle), to design and implementation of a flexible, multi-use, inflatable space (Moore, Voshell, Morales).

Beau Johnson, Photograms (collage of images)

Beau Johnson, Photograms (animation)

Beau Johnson, Untitled (video stills)

Beau Johnson, Untitled (video)

Beau Johnson, Inhabiting Malevich: Exploration in Depth, (final installation, drawings)

Beau Johnson, Inhabiting Malevich: Exploration in Depth, (final installation, cube)

Beau Johnson, Inhabiting Malevich: Exploration in Depth, (final installation, final critique)

Eugenia Yu, Slow Land, (drawing)

Eugenia Yu, Slow Land, (drawing)

Eugenia Yu, Slow Land, (drawing)

Eugenia Yu, Slow Land, (animation)

Eugenia Yu, Slow Land, (final installation, detail)

Eugenia Yu, Slow Land, (final installation, detail)

James Bogle, Age of Pop, (postcard image)

James Bogle, Age of Pop, (video stills)

Nicholas Moore, Burgess Voshell, Camila A. Morales, Cloud City, (inflatable – exterior view)

Nicholas Moore, Burgess Voshell, Camila A. Morales, Cloud City, (inflatable – exterior view)

Nicholas Moore, Burgess Voshell, Camila A. Morales, Cloud City, (inflatable – interior view)

Nicholas Moore, Burgess Voshell, Camila A. Morales, Cloud City, (inflatable – interior view, two different space configurations)

Nicholas Moore, Burgess Voshell, Camila Morales, Cloud City, (video documentation)

Advanced Studio; Avant-Garde Doesn't Give Up

Avant-Garde Doesn’t Give Up – studio update

By Mikolaj Szoska | Nov 07, 2012

We started our semester by looking at different photographic techniques developed by the avant-garde of the 1920’s and 1930’s. In particular, we looked at Laszlo Moholy-Nagy’s theory of “New Vision” and discussed the role technology played in shaping this new way of seeing. One of the first assignments was to make Photograms. Few examples are continue reading…

Spring 2017 Events

  • February 23, 6:30 PM Brett Schneider, Guy Nordenson and Associates & RISD Architecture
  • March 2, 6:30 PM at RISD Auditorium Petra Blaisse, Inside Outside, Hosted with INTAR, Textiles, RISD Museum
  • February 27, 6:30 PM Jeanette Kuo, Karamuk*Kuo
  • March 13, 6:30 PM Allan Wexler, Allan Wexler Studio, Hosted with ID
  • March 16, 6:30 PM Jarrett Walker, Jarrett Walker + Associates
  • April 3, 6:30 PM Kunle Adeyemi, NLÉ, Yoder Lecture
  • April 24, 6:30 PM Nader & Katie Faulkner, NADAAA, Shoemaker Lecture
  • May 11, 6:30 PM Shumi Bose, Central Saint Martins & Architectural Association

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