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NEW SPRING 2020 [DIAP] MFA Workshop course (open to all CUNY graduate students)
ART B2012 (44650.4SU) Workshop: Themed
Thursdays 6:15pm – 9:05pm
Understanding, Transforming, and Preserving Movement in Digital Spaces.
In the past few years, access to motion capture data, 3D base models, and software to “make an animation of yourself” has skyrocketed. From MakeHuman to Mixamo to CMU’s motion capture database, the ability to make and finish polished projects has become easier for many. While these resources are extremely helpful to create a range of projects, they lack tools to create diverse characters and movements unexplored by systems that center assumptions of neutrality.
This class will explore issues of cultural representation and exploitation through readings, discussion and an introduction to motion capture, rigging and 3D environments. Core elements of the class will integrate performance, virtual reality, and physical computing to question access, control and representation inherent in these technologies.
Instructor: LaJuné McMillian
Register through CUNYFirst, non-CCNY students will need to apply for an e-permit to take this course.
FOOTNOTE* a presentation of work in progress by the 2nd-year DIAP MFA students. Come see and hear what they are panning for their upcoming Spring 2020 MFA Thesis shows!
Monday Dec 16th, 7-9PM
Shepard Hall Rm 408
259 Convent Ave (Entrance near 140th st.)
[DIAP] MFA information sessions for Fall 2020
If you are considering an MFA in the Digital & Interdisciplinary Art Practice [DIAP] MFA Program, come to the last of its public information sessions before the Fall 2019 semester ends. It is a chance to see the studio, ask questions about the program, the application process, portfolio requirements, curriculum or scholarship options.
Deadline to submit an application for Fall 2020 is March 1st 2020.
Thursday December 12th 6:00PM – 7:00PM in the [DIAP] MFA Studio, Shepard Hall room 408
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you are most interested in.
Please join us for a lecture by the artist Miguel Gutierrez
Location: Shepard Hall, Room 408
The DIAP MFA Studio
Time 1:30PM – 2:30PM
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Miguel Gutierrez lives in Brooklyn, NY. He creates dance-based performances, music and poetry that focus on desire, identity and the search for meaning. He is a 2016 Doris Duke Artist. His work has been presented in venues such as Centre National de Danse, Centre Pompidou, ImPulsTanz, Fringe Arts, Walker Art Center, TBA/PICA, MCA Chicago, New York Live Arts, Live Arts Bard, and the 2014 Whitney Biennial. He has received support from Creative Capital, MAP, National Dance Project, and Jerome Foundation and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, United States Artists, New York Foundation for the Arts, Tides Foundation as well as a Foundation for Contemporary Art award and four NY Dance and Performance Bessies. He recently premiered This Bridge Called My Ass, a group performance that bends tropes of Latinidad to articulate new relationships to identity and form. It was presented by The Chocolate Factory as part of American Realness 2019. He currently performs a music project called SADONNA, where he turns Madonna’s upbeat songs into sad anthems. He runs LANDING, an educational initiative at Gibney, and his book When You Rise Up is available from 53rd State Press. www.miguelgutierrez.org