Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.
Image: Johanna Grawunder “Siracusa Walls” 2003, courtesy Gallery Roberto Giustini, Rome
MATERIALITY OF COLOUR
Tues, 2-5pm, First Year Teaching Space
This course focuses on the potential of subtractive colour in creating/manipulating space. Students are encouraged to create their own distinctive notational system that is sensitive to space, time, light and the characteristics of materials. Students will be introduced to the sensibility and materiality of pure pigments with the focus on colour as matter, teaching how to make paint from pigments and to apply it and test it on different surfaces. In a series of workshops students will develop a sensitivity to the use of colour and tone in relation to the dynamics of space and light.
Session 1: SLIDE LECTURE: COLOUR AND SPACE
Tuesday 4 Oct / 8 Nov
Colour fundamentals: discussion about different possibilities of working with colour: Students own experience, cultural conditioning and traditions.
Session 2: Pigments and Binders – Workshop
Tuesday 11 Oct / 15 Nov
Short discussion about the individual ideas/proposals.
Short talk about pigments, binders and paints.
Beginning practical work.
Session 3: Thinking and Making with Colour - Workshop
Tuesday 18 Oct / 22 Nov
Practical work continues – students learn how to make paint from pigments and also other methods of working with pigments, paints or inks.
Students individually develop their projects (models, samples or other 3D constructs). We shall talk and discuss various colour related topics as the work develops.
Session 4: Making and Thinking through Colour – Workshop
Tuesday 25 Oct / 29 Nov
Finishing of the individual works.
Final course submission.