ADV WKSP: LAT MDA (ART4928C, section 14) will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:50-3:20 p.m. Accepted students will be notified via email by November 4, 2011 followed by a physical letter. Students will be added to the ADV WKSP: LAT MDA (ART4928C, section 14) automatically upon acceptance. Applications are due by 5 p.m. October 31, 2011. The topic for Spring 2012 is “light” and will be taught by Chad Eby.
Light is central to human experience. The natural cycle of diurnal light and dark moderates our patterns of sleeping and waking, and artificial light sources help us work, play and learn in times and places when the sun is not available. Across cultures, light and illumination has been used as a metaphor for knowledge, understanding and reason. Whether from the sun or moon, burning wood, fat or gas, or electricity transformed into photons by filaments or diodes, people have cultivated, modulated, celebrated and distributed light. Light can be a comfort, a weapon, a signal, a palette, a yardstick…and it is a prerequisite for all visual art. We will consider ways to produce, alter and transmit light, its physical properties, its place in myth, narrative and song, and its use for aesthetics and information from the Chaco Sun Dagger, to medieval stained glass, to Marshall McLuhan, to James Turrell and Jim Campbell, to the Las Vegas strip.
Spring 2012 applications were due by 5 p.m. October 31, 2011.