VVP: Art 434 & Engl. 410

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

In the future

“Eventually, you’ll have an implant,” Google’s Larry Page has promised, “where if you think about a fact it will just tell you the answer.”

This quotation comes from this article, and it came up today as we talked about Steve Roden's paintings, and the systems--largely unavailable to the viewers--that generate them. Does knowing the way his paintings are made free us to enjoy them more, or does such factual knowledge just get in the way of experiencing them as made objects?

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Visiting Artist, Steve Scott

Steve Scott; poet, musician, and film maker shared snippets of his 30 year collaboration practice with our class. Scott, who started his visual art and poetry career in London moved to Northern California where he established an expansive practice that extends from production and performance to publications of critical text.  His work has taken him to Cambodia, Bali, India, and China.