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Tracing a Line From Duchamp to Cyberspace is an exploration of line in art and imaging since 1942. Four critical examples will be presented and explored through discussion, presentations, and physically engaging exercises. Students will work in a group setting with a wide variety of materials and processes. They will be challenged to think critically about the examples and practice collaboration.

Students will learn about Duchamp and how he used lines to alter the flow of traffic in the museum as they work together to re-create their own versions of his project, "16 Miles of String". A presentation will be given on Duchamp's work and his importance to contemporary art will be discussed.

Students will create a large-scale drawing while running, jogging, skipping, or walking along the street in chalk-dusted boots. A slide show of Richard Long's work will also be presented and issues associated with performance will be discussed. The dusty boots will serve as residue and be organized into a sculptural installation after their use.

Students will work collaboratively to create a large-scale wall piece based on a selection from the archives of cyber-geography. An image will be chosen in a democratic fashion and manipulated by the instructor as a live Photoshop demonstration. The underlying map will be removed to reveal only the traces of the network itself. Students will learn to "blow up" images using projection and discuss how the meaning and function of the image is transformed by scale and environment.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011

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