Master Class : exploring spatial awareness

 

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” 

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

This master class consists of a conceptual framework exploring spatial awareness as well as technical workshops in sound and video recording, painting, action/performance, installation, and sculpture. Participants will acquire artistic tools and methods to investigate spatial awareness. They will develop and exhibit a personal project. They will also be encouraged to reflect on their personal artistic practice and that of their fellow artists. 

DESCRIPTION OF THE CLASS 

  • Experiments will emerge out of studies of space developed in-situ on the inspiring landscape of Kefalonia island (aural spaces, colors of the landscape, etc.).

  • Participants will partake in daily theoretical seminars, practical workshops, and site-specific action-performances.

  • Participants will experiment with their sense and perception of space using creative techniques.

  • Participants will learn how to develop a conceptual framework for an individual project in which the artistic process is central to the creation of the piece.

  • Time will be allotted for the development of participants' projects.

  • Technical support in video, photography, field recording, action, performance, installation, drawing and sculpture will be given by instructors.

  • A public exhibition of the participants' projects will be organized at the end of the master class.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Learn a variety of methodologies to explore space (spatial perception, spatial awareness)

  • Learn about a variety of international artists working in the field of spatial awareness

  • Meet and connect with participating international artists

  • Reflect on personal practise and that of other participants

  • Exhibit individual work

 

SCHEDULE

Day 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE TOPIC

  • Introduction by the instructors

  • Short presentation by each participant on their artistic practise and interests accompanied by images/video

  • Theoretical seminar on sensing and perceiving 

  • Presentation on various international artists working in the field of spatial awareness

  • First daily action and exercises on site

 

Day 2: AURAL AND SPATIAL AWARENESS 

“Walk so silently that the bottoms of your feet become ears” Pauline Oliveros

  • Second daily action

  • Presentation of works by international artists exploring aural and spatial awareness, the poetics of listening to acoustic territories and the connections between space, sound and narratives

  • Practical workshop led by Sandra Volny: Creative research methodology, links between practice (techniques) and applied theory in a PhD program

  • Small-group creation of a method of intervention to respond to the poetics of the acoustic territories of the ocean and the shore (field recordings, sound objects, performance, photography, video)  

  • Group presentations of results of research

  • Reflection, writing and discussion about participants' group projects

 

Day 3: THE RELATION OF MENTAL SPACE AND THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT: A filmic approach

  • Third daily action

  • Presentation of films by international artists and filmmakers on the relation of mental space and the physical environment 

  • Practical workshop led by Florine Leoni: Using filmic tools for approaching the environment and its inhabitants and learning about spatial perception

  • Small-group creation of a short film

  • Screening of participants' films followed by a discussion 

  • Reflection, writing and discussion about participants' group projects

 

Day 4: LIGHT AND VISION

  • Fourth daily action

  • Presentation on international artists dealing with the relation of space and the physical environment

  • Practical workshop led by Macarena Ruiz-Tagle: Identify the various hues of a sunset. Make a collection, a series, with date and time. Create a color map of the sunset on the ocean. Make connections   between the local residents and their perception of color and light in their             surroundings. Base the investigation on ideas contained in the book “White” (Kenya Hara), which gives an account of the intense awareness of color changes in nature in traditional Japanese culture, giving rise to specific names for each color that appears in nature every five days.

  • Reflection, writing and discussion about participants' group projects

 

Day 5: DEVELOPING AN INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

  • Fifth daily action

  • Work on individual projects with support by TRIANGULAR PROJECT

 

Day 6:  DEVELOPING AN INDIVIDUAL PROJECT, CONTINUED

  • Sixth daily action 

  • Artist talks by TRIANGULAR PROJECT members presenting exhibited works

  • Work on individual projects with support by TRIANGULAR PROJECT

 

Day 7: FINAL DAY: PREPARING PRESENTATION, GROUP EXHIBITION

  • Seventh daily action

  • Finish individual projects

  • Prepare a presentation of the work

  • Presentations and discussion

  • Common debriefing

  • Dinner with all participants

 

Note: Participants are responsible for bringing their own equipment, such as laptop, software, digital camera, microphone, etc., depending on the project they wish to develop during the master class.

ELIGIBILITY:

 

  • Visual/sound artists, designers, photographers, architects, performers interested in experimenting various situations and methodological models exploring the impact and possibilities of aural, visual and mental (emotional/psychological) spatial awareness. 

more info on : triangularproject.net

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