Visiting Artist Talk by Illya Mousavijad

Visiting Assistant Professor in Art & Technology, Illya Mousavijad will speak about his work on Tuesday, April 5th at 2pm in Hopkins Hall, room 262. 

Illya Mousavijad is an emerging, multidisciplinary, conceptual artist born and raised in Isfahan, Iran. He received his BFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and his MFA from Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. His art practice investigates the limits and extents of exile, border and identity politics, Middle Eastern history, exile literature, US and Iran relations. He works across varied media including installation, painting, video, and computer animation. He has collaborated with international artists of various disciplines and exhibited in Iran and the US. He is currently teaching at the Ohio State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art.

VR Space & Animation

Visiting Assistant Professor Illya Mousavijad is offering a new class for Autumn 22: VR Space & Animation. This is a special topics course Art 5001 titled, Aspects of Art and Technology, which changes each semester – as culture and technology do.

Exhibition: A Textured Transmission

wavy lines behind text "A Textured Transmission"

An exhibition of student work throughout Hopkins Hall & Online

Dec 8, 5 – 7pm; First floor work on view through Dec 10

Set in a hybrid of online and physical space, A Textured Transmission is an exhibition of student artwork showcasing the range and depth of work coming from art & technology area courses in the department of art. After a semester of exploration with tools, technology, and time, students are ready to broadcast their ideas and accomplishments. This exhibition signals an exchange of ideas and carries an energy that emerges as we make our way back to physical spaces.  It also melds with the new techniques and online spaces we have built over the past year. This is a textured transmission.

  • First Floor Hallway: Digital Imaging | 3D Modeling | Moving Image Art | Computer Animation
  • Collaboratory 167 & New Projects Lab 146: Studio Practice | New Media Robotics
  • Hopkins 340: Art & Science of Roots
  • Emerging Technology Studios 346: Virtual Reality and Video Game Artwork during the opening.
  • Meet the Art & Tech Student Club! They will be tabling on the first floor during the opening.
The Ohio State University, Hopkins Hall, 128 N Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
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Welcome to Visiting Assistant Professor Illya Mousavijad

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Between a Lost Home and a Losing Destination, 2020-21

We welcome emerging artist Illya Mousavijad as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Art and Technology at The Ohio State University.  He recently completed his MFA from the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Working across varied media, including installation, painting, video, and computer animation, his art practice investigates the limits and extents of exile, border and identity politics, Middle Eastern history, exile literature, US and Iran relations.

Currently, I am following the incredible and indescribable currents unfolding in the Middle East following the fall of Afghanistan. What has already and will continue to produce great numbers of exiles. Displacement, instability, and inaccessibility are increasing. I am in the process of expanding on my investigation of virtual production, including but not limited to computer animation and virtual reality, as the means to understand and articulate the profoundly liminal experience of exile.

In my classes too, I am seriously encouraging critical thinking about what it means to move through and to occupy a space, as well as the experience of time in sophisticated ways beyond its often linearly rendered convictions. My students are experiencing the process of creating computer animation with an internal collision with the realities and unrealities of the software used. They are learning to generate movement, time, and space on both individual and collective levels. Many incredible learning moments are unfolding for all of us, myself included. –Illya Mousavijad

Illya Mousavijad

Art & Science of Roots – ART 5101

Professors Iris Meier and Amy Youngs will co-teach an interdisciplinary Art and Science course in Autumn 2021. We will do science experiments and art projects which culminate in a collaboratively designed and built art installation. Example artwork from past classes: Unbecoming Carbon: traveling in intercellular space and Where Rocks are Fed to Trees.

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We welcome interested graduate students and advanced undergraduate students from any discipline. Contact youngs.6@osu.edu or meier.56@osu.edu

Visiting Artist – Stephanie Rothenberg

Stephanie Rothenberg’s interdisciplinary art draws from digital culture, science and economics to explore relationships between human designed systems and biological ecosystems. Moving between real and virtual spaces her work investigates the power dynamics of techno utopias, global economics and outsourced labor. She has exhibited throughout the US and internationally in venues including Eyebeam (US), Sundance Film Festival (US), Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art / MASS MoCA (US), House of Electronic Arts / HeK (CH), LABoral (ES), Transmediale (DE), and ZKM Center for Art & Media (DE). She is a recipient of numerous awards, most recently from the Harpo Foundation and Creative Capital.

Artist Website: http://stephanierothenberg.com/

When: Monday, March 8, 12pm EST.

Contact Amy Youngs youngs.6@osu.edu for zoom link.

With thanks to the Department of Art Fund to support visiting artist presentations.

Can You See My Screen?

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3D render by Ada Huang. Text and poster design by Dalena Tran and Hirad Sab.

The contemporary moment is one of unprecedented transfiguration. A constant tug of war where institutions, communities, interests, and most importantly, individuals coincide in an undulating state of deformation and alteration. Those boundaries that defined our movements and occupations have blurred to the point of non-existence, facilitating an amorphous space for constant activity. Shopping for winter clothes while attending a lecture, replying to business emails at the dinner table, or participating in job training while taking the subway, the established limits of social and personal spaces are expunged, and with that, so are the boundaries of the individual. And while this shapeless chimeric reality in its unparalleled distraction and discontinuity demands the individual’s utmost awareness and participation, it continues to expand its disciplinary practices to every crevice of daily life. The punch clock is now next to the bed; better wake up, sunshine!

Nothing is ever finished anymore, and no one is ever done with anything—the corporation, the educational system, the factory, and the household subsist in a simultaneous state of coexistence. And it is at the dawn of this new day of bewildering complexity and anomalous virtual convergence that I ask from you, from you the eternal surveilling gaze, from you my mentor, my peer, my adversary, and my friend: the audio seems to be working, but can you see my screen?

EXHIBITION ARTWORKS