SFSU job: Visiting Artist/Teacher,Spring 2004

>Dear Friends and Colleagues,
> We are looking for a visiting artist to teach a course in the Spring,
> 2004 called Art 410: Conceptual Stategies I, one of two foundation
> courses in our area Conceptual/Information Arts (C/IA). I'm
>enclosing a description of the course below.
> Art 410 meets two days a week, T/Th, 9-12 and introduces students to
> some basic applications, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, woven
> within a larger thematic framework of art and culture. The visiting
> artist could use their interests and research areas as thematic
> threads for the course.
> We are asking for a cv and brief description of ideas for teaching
> the class by October 27, 2003. We are not looking for a detailed
>syllabus, but rather a general idea of how the visiting artist would
>approach the class.
> By way of background, C/IA (http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~infoarts) is an
> area of emphasis within the Art Department, with both undergraduate
> and graduate MFA students. We encourage students to explore
> crossovers among art, technology and culture and offer students
> oppportunities to learn digital media and emergent technologies
> within the context of larger questions about technology and change
> within art and culture.
> In the Spring, 2004, in addition to the two foundation courses, Art
> 410 and Art 412, we'll be offerring Art and Biology, taught by
>Philip Ross and a course exploring interactive concepts and
>strategies through Flash taught by Steve Hartzog.
> Thanks for passing this along to those who may be interested. If you
> need any more information, please contact me.
> Many thanks and best regards,
> Paula
> ———————–
> Paula Levine, Assistant Professor
> Conceptual/ Information Arts (C/IA)
> Art Department
> San Francisco State University
> Office: Fine Arts, Room 537
> Telephone: 415-338-6457
> http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~infoarts
> ———————
> Art 410: Conceptual Strategies 1
> Course description
> This course is a combination of studio, experimentation and study,
> exploring ideas, strategies and structures by which art can be made,
> through which meaning is conveyed. Through lectures, demonstrations,
> assignments and projects, readings and discussions, we will use
> materials and residue of everyday life as sources for art, explore
> relationships between art and culture and apply a variety of
> approaches to generate ideas and make work. This course is taken
> concurrently with Art 412. Both classes are required for people
> chosing to focus in the C/IA area.
> Resources for the course come from a wide and rich field including
> disciplines within art such as video and film, sculpture, print
> making, photography, painting and digital media; work and ideas from
> the art movements, including Surrealism, Futurism, Fluxus
> Situationalists; and, in particular, work and ideas from Conceptual
> Art, contemporary and popular culture. We will also be looking across
> disciplines, taking ideas and approaches from fields outside of art,
> including cultural theory and semiotics, literature, urban studies.
> Students are encouraged to bring to assignments and discussions what
> they know from their wide range of work/life/art experiences,
> interests and fields of study.
> Semester projects may include activities such as working with lists
> and collections as sources for ideas and art, understanding
> icons/logos as signs, mapping the unmappable, looking at ways to
> represent information such as maps, exploring strategies and
> structures of collections and archives. Final projects are proposals
> for an Improbable Monument, using strategies and computer skills
> gleaned from the semester to convey and present the project ideas to
> the class.

Marisa S. Olson
Associate Director
SF Camerawork
415. 863. 1001