These videos are from the Function Foundations course. There were two assignments for 2-minute videos. One assignment asked students to choose one verb from Richard Serra's "Verblist" and one material from the class materials list 100 Materials (plus)
. The other assignment evolved from the overwhelming interest in the first project. The next video was to take a material from the list and pair it with a word or set of words. The parameter was that the piece had to only function through the medium of video. In other words, it couldn't exist in photography or any other means.
This is a new curriculum Foundations class. It is required of all potential art majors, but is open to non-majors. In the new curriculum, the Foundations are comprised of four classes: Function, Description, Structure, and Image. Each class addresses 2D, 3D, and 4D aspects of art-making and interpretations.
A studio art Foundation course emphasizing the physical, metaphorical, and cultural significance of arts function. Students think about and apply function through 2D, 3D, and 4D media translations.
Part of the new curriculum for Foundations:
A studio art Foundation course that explores the various ways and means to describe a subject. Interdisciplinary in nature, this course provides students multiple skills in drawing, image making, three-dimensional modeling, and data mapping in the consideration of and making of art and design.
On this site, you can browse the photos that other people upload from the State of the MFA exhibition on view now through December 16, 2010 at Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St., Columbus, Ohio.
If you would like to upload your own photo from the show:
User name: sign-ificant
These photos were taken during the "State of the M.F.A." at Ohio University's Urban Art Space.