Ellen Mueller

Call for Presentations: 4D Art & Design Critique

by Ellen Mueller on January 26, 2016, no comments

Site Specific Critique

I am chairing a panel at the Mid-America College Art Association in Cincinnati, October 26-28th, 2016. My panel is entitled, “Time-Based Art & Design: Finding the Language of Critique,” and I’m looking for presenters. Here’s the abstract:

“With the constant evolution of art and design, more and more contemporary work moves into the realm of time-based practices. For the purposes of this panel, we will categorize time based (4D) art and design as the study of time-based media such as social practice, generative works, film/video, animation, performance art, motion graphics, sound art, game design, and any other time-based genres.

Artists and designers are well prepared to discuss and critique 2D and 3D works, with foundations classes often dedicated to semester-long study of terms and practicing basic skills. However, sometimes time-based practices are neglected altogether, or are tacked on, without establishing the same foundational understanding of terminology or practice of introductory skills.

This panel seeks submissions that address strategies for improving critique of time-based work, along with rationale for their use. Topics of investigation could include, but are not limited to, looking at the past, present and future critique of time-based work, examining what premises we need to establish in foundational coursework to successfully critique 4D work, and identifying useful language for most clearly understanding one another.”

Proposals are due by February 29, EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 31, 2016, and can be submitted by emailing your 250 word abstract and a CV to me at ellen@ellenmueller.com. MACAA membership is required at the time of acceptance. Conference registration fee is required of all.

Please share far and wide! I would love to hear from a wide variety of interested people.