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Sculpture Marathon: Idea through Process – with Jilaine Jones
Please note that Sculpture Marathon: Idea through Process – with Jilaine Jones will be taught virtually this summer. Faculty members have adapted lectures, critiques, presentations, and assignments to an online format and will maintain the high caliber of experiential learning and content that is the basis of the New York Studio School. Though in a different form, your education and experience, will continue; we look forward very much to your participation.
In this Sculpture Marathon, participants will make sculptures and develop ideas through experimentation with materials and processes. The physical and visual nature of material manipulation corresponds with directions fundamental to sculptural experience; this will be explicit in the overall project. During this time of physical distance, where we need to work from our homes, students will “build” with a range of materials which are possible in their particular situation. Ideas will be developed through a few series of sculptures realized individually: by sensation, intuitive purpose, and also through conscious seeking of sculpture’s potential. That includes: how materials will make structure, form; how they form and traverse space; how the weight of material can be organized to communicate the phenomena of gravity; where types of movement function through the tension character of material. Addressing the parameters of traditional, functional usage of materials will also be discussed as a way to find sculptural ideas. There will be continual image presentations based on materials and processes used through sculpture history. Discussion about this topic in current sculptural work, and potential, ongoing exploration by the marathon group, will be an essential part of our activity.
We will be working under the infinitely wide category of abstraction: yet our “subject” is process. The Marathon will unfold based on each individual’s sensibilities and the direction of their responses to each day’s work. Our ZOOM space (digital video conferencing) will be up all the time.
DAILY we will:
- Talk as a group initially;
- There will be a presentation of images and process videos;
- Individual dialogue with the instructor (Jilaine Jones) at intervals throughout work, scheduled and prompted by the student.
- Group discussions about all the work and thoughts in progress.