Event Title

7-Day Project

Location

CSU 203

Start Date

18-4-2016 1:05 PM

End Date

18-4-2016 2:05 PM

Student's Major

Art

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Amy Toscani

Mentor's Department

Art

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

There are plenty of misconceptions about artists, and we collectively believe we can deconstruct some of those stereotypes by allowing the viewer to witness process. With an understanding other artists inevitably influence our individual work, we decided to further an exploration of process and material. Hanna Newman, Tyler Schrandt, and Josh Schutz spent 7 complete days and nights in the ceramic studio. Living in the studio required a creative arrangement: sleeping in the adjoining sculpture studio to limit noise, buying prepared food in advance, and figuring out hygienic arrangements on campus using the recreational facilities. The unpredictable results amounted to an exhibition in the CSU Art Gallery three weeks upon completion of the project.

We noticed common threads in our work and recreated our physical work spaces inside of the gallery. To further our exploration we worked during the closing reception and revealed documentation from the experience via a live web blog. The implications of the project involved sharing process in a meaningful way for the viewer while retaining artistic merit. There are hundreds of pictures and hours of untouched footage we found as potential for the Creative Works Exhibit. On top of the remaining documentation was the remaining influence from the experience reflected in our recent work. Finding threads between our creations and our ability to create a disconnecting narrative in the gallery space, we lost clarity in terms of the lived experience. We hope to create a stronger connection with our presentation of untouched documentation and a further exploration of influenced work. In the future we plan on applying for additional gallery space to perform our creative process without the necessity of documentation.

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7-Day Project

CSU 203

There are plenty of misconceptions about artists, and we collectively believe we can deconstruct some of those stereotypes by allowing the viewer to witness process. With an understanding other artists inevitably influence our individual work, we decided to further an exploration of process and material. Hanna Newman, Tyler Schrandt, and Josh Schutz spent 7 complete days and nights in the ceramic studio. Living in the studio required a creative arrangement: sleeping in the adjoining sculpture studio to limit noise, buying prepared food in advance, and figuring out hygienic arrangements on campus using the recreational facilities. The unpredictable results amounted to an exhibition in the CSU Art Gallery three weeks upon completion of the project.

We noticed common threads in our work and recreated our physical work spaces inside of the gallery. To further our exploration we worked during the closing reception and revealed documentation from the experience via a live web blog. The implications of the project involved sharing process in a meaningful way for the viewer while retaining artistic merit. There are hundreds of pictures and hours of untouched footage we found as potential for the Creative Works Exhibit. On top of the remaining documentation was the remaining influence from the experience reflected in our recent work. Finding threads between our creations and our ability to create a disconnecting narrative in the gallery space, we lost clarity in terms of the lived experience. We hope to create a stronger connection with our presentation of untouched documentation and a further exploration of influenced work. In the future we plan on applying for additional gallery space to perform our creative process without the necessity of documentation.

Recommended Citation

Schutz, Joshua and Hanna Newman. "7-Day Project." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 18, 2016.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2016/oral-session-10/3