PROJECT: Interact with it. Create a miniature installation as a model for a room-sized work of art.

READ TO LIFE! Read any three chapters by the artists mentioned below.

Varied approaches to installation art include scientific experiment (Ballengee, Critical Art Ensemble, Franceschini. TC & A); energy flow (Beuys); collected electronic devices (Yun); a group meeting (Dory); reconfigured found objects (Eke); spoof on spiritual enlightenment (Gelitin); demonstration of miscommunication (Gracie); energy conservation scheme (Greenfort); demonstration of interspecies communication (Haapoja); evidence of industrial pollution and waste (Haacke, Starling); demonstration of food production (Harrisons, Lee); environmental influence over genetics (Jeremikenko); evidence of mathematical principle (Merz); opportunity for DIY architecture (Potrc); evidence of social transformation (Reyes); evidence of weather (Saraceno); too much and too little (Steiner & Lenzlinger); interspecies behaviors (Sherk); evidence of endurance practice (Strachan); climate change (Zurkow).         

PROJECT: Interact with it. 

Create a miniature installation as a model for a room-sized work of art. It consists of five or more objects whose shapes have been formed by water (e.g. soap bars, lozenges, tea bags, etc.). Alternatively, create a miniature installation in which objects are actively being formed by wind (e.g. use fans to blow feathers, leaves, paper, fabric, etc.).

UNIT II – Display and Interaction

Each of the previous art projects was designed to increase your familiarity with eco art mediums, with your command of expressive strategies for eco art, and with your connection with material and immaterial components of planet. The next series of art projects focus on communicating what you have learned to the public. The first conveys a concept. The second conveys information. The third evokes emotion. The fourth promotes reform.