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Paranoia: A Spell to Ward Off Darkness – Bearclaw

When we look back on childhood, even a particularly difficult one full of hardships and misery, there will always be elements that we recall with fondness or nostalgia. Looking to the future has similar results. There will always be things…

Art From Code: Sing Me to Sleep

I have, for as long as I can remember, always had a very interesting relationship with sleep. Whether it be struggling to fall, failing to do it at all, or getting too much of it, sleep–and all that accompanies it–…

Conceptual Art: Joan’s Arc

For my conference project I had to acknowledge my obsessions, give in to what felt urgent–to what I felt umbilically tied to. I decided to take on a difficult story, one that was gnawing at my conscious, unrelenting in it’s…

Conceptual Art: Finding A Form

This project for me illuminated the inner workings of process and practice, and ultimately by the end, through necessary frustration and confusion, I had a better grasp on the mechanics of making and bringing ideas to fruition. Previously I felt…

Conceptual Art: Protea

My initial idea for our Conceptual Conference project was to take raw footage from an experimental short film I shot out in the Salton Sea area of southern California out in 2017.  The footage was an abandoned project and abandoned…

Conceptual Art: Language Process

My Conference project began with me reflecting on past experiences throughout my life and joking with a few family members about those experiences.  I have dyslexia, a language-based learning difference.  Growing up, I would often, and still to this day,…

Conceptual Art: Feedback Mother

My conference project, titled “Feedback Mother”, focuses on definitions of motherhood and the labor of care. This is a durational performance piece that lasted from 10:00 am on Thursday, December 3rd to 6:33 pm on Friday, December 4th. The entirety…

Art From Code: Right Down the Middle!

by Nina Brown As soon as I discovered the concept of a conference project the first thing that came to my mind was designing some sort of video game. As my familiarity with coding increased and my ability to bring…

Conceptual Art: No Word Was Ever As Effective As a Rightly Timed Pause

Mark Twain Concept Art from the <3 Aimlessly Amid the pandemic and extraordinary times our planet is experiencing, I have recognized that our lives are busy and our minds are even busier. My conference project has stemmed completely from the…

Art From Code: Early Experiments

by Nina Brown Through the course of this class learning coding and computer generated art I have explored many different elements of art with the multitude of pieces I’ve created. My favorite elements of the art projects I created during…

Art From Code: Molnar Gradualism and Repetition

When working on creating patterns using repetition, I did not have a particular vision of how my end result should look. Rather, I played around with color palette, shapes, placement, size, and other key elements of a composition. Even changing…

Conceptual Art: We’re all out 2020

I first began to flirt with push-pin art at the end of last school year when, bored between classes, I decorated a pub cup with push-pins taken from the room’s jar. In every room in Heimbold, there are push-pins dumped…

Art From Code: Molnar

Creating patterns through repetition was definitely an interesting experience for me. Honestly, at first, I wasn’t really understanding the appeal of gradualism. But as I began working to create my own set of patterns, I found it extremely interesting to…

Art from Code: A Walk through the Woodway

Imagine you are on your way to see a revolutionary show. You are not quite sure what exactly will happen or who will be there but you are certain that a quality experience is destined to occur. You arrive at…

Conceptual Art: Form Progression

Conceptual Art–Form-FinalConfProgression/ YouLookLikeMyDeadFriend or MakingSomethingOutOfSomethingThatWantsToBeNothing or: a whole thesis on a process in likely more detail than was requested I’ve spent a lot of time over the past…four years? Honestly, I don’t ever remember how long it’s been, because she’s…

Art From Code: The Way Home

My conference project is titled “The Way Home”. I intentionally did not want to just title it “Home”, even though it might seem like the end where the character arrives home is the most important part. To me, the process…

Art From Code: Adventures with Holger Lippmann

Classically trained as a painter and sculpture, Holger Lippmann became enthralled with generative art, and it soon became indispensable to him. In 2007 he “started seriously working with processing.” It had opened him up to a whole new world.  Now,…

Art From Code: Oil and Lavender

For my conference project, I wanted to explore the feeling of being in a car during a long road trip. This concept may seem simple enough, yet through the creation of this project I discovered how complex the idea became. …

Conceptual Art: We Could Be Anyone

The beginning of this conference project started much as many of my other conceptual art pieces had begun: I looked around to figure out what I had to work with. In other pieces, this process manifested in a much more…

Conceptual Art: Finding a Form

The assignment to “find evidence” began as most things in life probably do; confusion. Rather than finding a specific process to try and complete this task, I instead searched for meaning in the topic itself. Assuming I would need to…