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NEW PROGRAMMING COURSES APRIL-JUNE 2012


ARTS, TECHNOLOGIES, COMMUNICATION

Be Your Own Souvenir. blablaLAB

#1. DIGITAL CRAFT +INFO
Course by blablabLAB in colaboration with VIT (Vic Integració Tecnològica)

 

#2. ART ON PAPER + INFO
Course by FRANCESC ORENES

#3. INICIATION TO LISTENING AND SOUND LANDSCAPE +INFO
Course by Lluís Solé

#4. THE FUNCTION OF IMAGES +INFO
Course by Jorge Luís Marzo.


DIGITAL CRAFT
Course by blablaLAB

DATES
6 Saturdays from 10am to 2pm
Saturdays 14th, 21st and 28th, 5th 12th and 19th of May 2012.

PLACE
VIT - Vic Integració Tencològica c. de la Llotja s/n. Recinte firal El Sucre. Vic, 08500.

Cost
35€ (25€ for Friends of ACVic and members of the Association of Contemporary Arts)
Attendance certificate issued by Universitat de Vic.

Registration period: since 5 April 2012

Access to registration form

INTRODUCTION
Microcontroller programming, computational physics and numerical control manufacturing are words which seem to describe complex and remote fields of knowledge. In this workshop we will discover that, on the contrary, they describe a reality within everyone's reach. We will take a journey inside these thinking machines and , using technological junk and auto-replicant printers, we will manufacture devices to enhance our senses.

OBJECTIVES

  • Developing a project through a process of prototyping
  • Understanding a computer programme in order to modify it.
  • Understanding the functioning of the leading low-cost sensors and actuators.
  • Learning how to use a 3D printer.
  • Knowing where to find information / code on the Internet.

COURSE CONTENTS

  • INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
    Session 1: intro. project. opensource (copy, paste, liberate). programming
  • INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS
    Session 2: processing + arduino.
    Session 3: sensors + actuators. Machines which feel and react.
  • INTRODUCTION TO TRIDIMENSIONAL PRINTING
    Session 4: sketch-up + replicatorG
    Session 5: movement
  • Session 6: project ending, presentation

WHO IS THE COURSE AIMED AT?
Anyone with a curious and creative spirit . People with minimal computer knowledge (Internet browsing, copying files, ...), but also for those already programming.

TEACHERS
blablaLAB ("laboratori adisciplinar blablabLAB") is a structure of cross-disciplinary collaboration. Works in the cultural environment of the average citizen, through the collective imaginary, in real time while generating expectations. Develops its production with a distinctly political purpose, through parasitism and erosion of various disciplinary fields (science, technology, finance, biology, art, advertising, food ...), without a preset means or format for working, and with an extropian philosophy joining together with a DIY practice towards knowledge, combining generation, property, and diffusion-. Blablablab Imagines strategies and invents tools for confronting society with its multifaceted and complex, urban, technological, alienated, and hyperconsumerist reality. Haberlandt and Be Your Own Souvenir, are two recent projects of this collective which has been recognised with an honourable mention at the Prix Ars Electronica Awards 2011 in the categories The Next Idea and Hybrid Arts.

For registration and more info
ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies
Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and from 5 to 8pm.
Saturdays from 11am to 2pm and from 5 to 8pm .
T. +34 885 37 04 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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ART ON PAPER
Course by FRANCESC ORENES

DATES
10 sessions of 1h 30mins
Thursdays 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st of May. 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th of June. 5th and 12th of July 2012
From 6.30 to 8pm

Cost
35€ (25€ for Friends of ACVic and members of the Association of Contemporary Arts)
Attendance certificate issued by Universitat de Vic.

Registration period: since 4th May 2012

Access to registration form

INTRODUCTION
At a moment when new technologies herald a change of course in communication, information and knowledge, the course ART ON PAPER aims to rescue the historical memory of the supporting role paper has played in several artistic forms and disciplines: print, posters, exlibris, photography, advertising ... so important, and with such great impact, after the Industrial Revolution. Illustrated by images and first-hand source material, the course will be complemented by the real live observation of traditional engraving techniques, as well as a visit to meet and interview an engraving artist in his workshop.

OBJECTIVES

  • To provide relevant information for each of the disciplines which use paper as a material support .
  • To provide the necessary tools for participants to learn about the differences between traditional engraving techniques: Woodcut, Chalcography, Screen Printing and Lithography.
  • To build a climate of dialogue to help participants understand the role which paper has played in the history of culture.

COURSE CONTENTS

  • The invention of paper and its arrival in Europe.
  • The world of engraving and the printing arts.
  • The world of books and illustration
  • The world of ex libris
  • The world of posters
  • The world of photography
  • The world of advertising
  • The world of folding and cutting
  • Artists' books
  • Visit an artist engraving studio

WHO IS THE COURSE AIMED AT?
All lovers of art and artistic creation, without age limit, who wish to deepen their knowledge and practice of the printing process, which is fundamental to understanding printed visual communication. It is especially recommended for students of art, design and communication, and for artists in any artistic discipline.

PROFESSOR
The course will be taken by Dr. Francesc Orenes i Navarro, former professor in the Departament de Pintura de la Facultat de Belles Arts de la Universitat de Barcelona, and Collaborating Professor at the Escola Elisava de Disseny in Barcelona. A specialist in issues of visual communication, engraving and exlibris

For registration and more info
ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies
Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and from 5 to 8pm.
Saturdays from 11am to 2pm and from 5 to 8pm .
T. +34 885 37 04 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


INICIATION TO LISTENING AND SOUND LANDSCAPE
Course by Lluís Solé

DATES
10 sesions of 2 hours.
Wednesday 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th of May, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of June and 4th, 11th July 2012
From 6.30 to 8.30pm

Cost
35€ (25€ for Friends of ACVic and members of the Association of Contemporary Arts)
Attendance certificate issued by Universitat de Vic.

Registration period: since 4 May 2012

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INTRODUCTION
By means of a sensory, spatial and temporal journey , we will enter the world of sound in all its breadth, going beyond the classic conception of music. We will open up the ears in order to approach a new audio dimension. We will learn the keys to sound, its qualities, its influence on moods and emotions. We will listen in depth to the daily soundscape, paying attention to the multidimensionality of sound and we will use ambient sounds as a starting point for sonic creation.

COURSE CONTENTS

  • Sound, noise, music and silence. Can we tell the difference?
  • Sound qualities.
  • Sound, music and their attributes.
  • Deep listening and the soundscape.
  • Development of a concept
  • Sound walks.
  • Sound recordings and sound collection rambling.
  • Sound editing work.

OBJECTIVES

  • To introduce and/or extend the world of sound.
  • To open up, awaken, encourage and experience the pleasure of listening.
  • To learn and appreciate the quality of sound and its aesthetic, emotional and / or evocative implications.
  • To provide elements and tools for better understanding and analysis of the sound and music scene.
  • To introduce the concept of soundscape.
  • To learn to record ambient sounds.
  • To provide attendees with certain basic tools of artistic creation using sounds recorded from their own environment.
  • To explore different ways of extending the concept of soundscape. Education, Historiography, pleasure and leisure, Anthropology, Culture, Landscape, Environment.

WHO IS THIS COURSE AIMED FOR?
Anyone sensitive to, and interested in, sound and/or music, who wishes to approach the pleasure of listening from a wide open perspective, and who wishes to open up to listening experiences. No musical knowledge whatsoever is necessary.

PROFESSOR
The course will be taught by Lluís Solé, biologist, musician and music teacher. He has performed concerts throughout Europe as a player of the recorder, harpsichord and cornet. He is currently professor of music teaching at the Universitat de Vic and combines his teaching with research and concert performance.

For registration and more info
ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies
Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and from 5 to 8pm.
Saturdays from 11am to 2pm and from 5 to 8pm .
T. +34 885 37 04 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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THE FUNCTION OF IMAGES
Course by Jorge Luís Marzo

DATES
4 sessions of 3 hours
11th, 18th, 25th April and 2nd May 2012
from 6 to 9pm

Cost
35€ (25€ for Friends of ACVic and members of the Association of Contemporary Arts)
Attendance certificate issued by Universitat de Vic.

Registration period: since 5 April 2012

Access to registration form

INTRODUCTION
Depending upon the surroundings and contexts of, and the responses to, their distribution, images may take on another meaning, transforming the communications strategies attributed to them by their producers. When we situate a work of art in an artistically decoded context, a completely different response to the picture may develop to that which we would usually expect. This also happens when we talk about other fields such as advertising, socio-political or religious information. This course aims to give tools to "professionals" and teachers to make them aware of the enormous complexity involved in understanding the image in a way that will also make it easier to understand the context in which their work will be presented. The course will be taught in plain language without losing sight of the complexity of some of the topics covered, providing a wide range of audiovisual resources to give users interpretative tools. This course has the objective of being a meeting point between different sensibilities, both professional and social.

OBJECTIVES

  • To reflect on the nature of the image depending on its context.
  • To raise awareness of the relationship between images and their roles.
  • To rearrange implicit categories which have defined “the image”.
  • To raise awareness of the preconceptions usually projected upon the producers of images.

COURSE CONTENTS
Introduction to the dynamics of the course The history of art as a history of using images. Style and functionality. The images and their grip. Anthropology of the image. Contemporary art out of context.

WHO IS THE COURSE AIMED AT?
Especially aimed at professionals in design, audiovisual communication, journalism, art history, art practice, art education, but also at those interested in the subject who may not be professionals in the arts. No professional knowledge of any kind is necessary.

PROFESSOR
Jorge Luís Marzo is an art historian and curator. Writer and professor of Escola Elisava/Universitat Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona. Among his recent curatorial projects are d_efecte barroc. Polítiques de la imatge hispana (CCCB 2010-CAC 2011), Low-Cost. Lliures o còmplices (FAD, 2009) and Spots electorals. L’espectacle de la democràcia (Virreina, 2008). Among his recent published work, La memòria administrada. El barroco y lo hispano (Katz, 2010), ¿Puedo hablarle con libertad, escelencia? Arte y poder en España desde 1950 (CENDEAC, 2010), Art modern i Franquisme. Els orígens conservadors de l’avantguarda i de la política artística a Espanya (Premi Fundació Espais a la Crítica d’art, 2008), Fotografía y activismo social (Gustavo Gili, 2006), Me, Mycell and I. Tecnología, movilidad y vida social (F. Tàpies, 2003) and Planeta Furtz (Mondadori, 2002).

For registration and more info
ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies
Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and from 5 to 8pm
Saturdays from 11am to 2pm and from 5 to 8pm
T. +34 885 37 04 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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