Throughout the spring students from San Francisco Art Institute and California College of the Arts will collaborate with SFMOMA through a Sultan-inspired class that culminates in an experimental event on May 5, 2017 from 10am- 5pm in the White Box Theatre at SFMOMA. Below are some highlights from the course currently in progress.
Course Objectives: This class explores the creation of meaning and the meaning of authorship with special consideration given to the life, work, and legacy of SFAI alumni and CCA Professor Larry Sultan (1946–2009). Taught in tandem at the San Francisco Art Institute and the California College of the Arts, students will share and critique work with their cohorts while exploring ideas via individual and collaborative projects, studio experiments, readings, written responses, and field trips. Focusing on reproduction, repetition, appropriation, evidence, and Evidence—a seminal 1977 book project by Sultan and Mike Mandel—we will investigate the work of artists with especially complex relationships to images and authorship. We will work toward a public project in conjunction with SFMOMA’s Department of Education and Public Practice around Sultan's upcoming retrospective at the museum. Class Taught by lindsey white and jordan stein.
First oFF, We considered Penn and Teller's 7 Rules of Sleight of Hand
1. The Palm - To hold an object in an apparently empty hand.
2. Ditch - To secretly dispose of an unneeded object.
3. Steal - To secretly obtain a needed object.
4. Load - To secretly move an object to where it is needed.
5. Simulation - To give the impression that something that has not happened, has.
6. Misdirection - To lead attention away from a secret move.
7. Switch - To secretly exchange one object for another.
Before we dove into Lessons about perception with magician and designer Brad Alridge.
ACT 2: COSMOLOGY
ACT: 3 Images on Fire
ACT 4: Los Angeles
We headed down to Los Angeles for the LA BOOK FAIR. Along the way we ate pizza, played carnival games, spent 2 nights in a youth hostel, talked photography and curating with Charlotte Cotton, got overwhelmed by books, took in some art shows, studio visit with Ian James, more food, and sang karaoke!
ACT 5: ARCHIVES & COLLECTIONS
NEXT UP SFMOMA STUDY CENTER! LOOKING AT LARRY SULTAN'S PICTURES FROM HOME
ACT 6: LINEAGES
ACT 7: A DAY AT THE RACES