Un•mute•tation exhibition

An exhibition of student work throughout Hopkins Hall & Online

An To unmute is to press a button and speak up; to change our status, come alive, and raise our voice. An action we’ve gotten to know these past few years.

Now our so-called return to normal is actually an evolution into a new form.

This exhibition showcases student work from art and technology classes this spring semester. Student work shows creative decisions plotted in a tumultuous world, sounding an unstoppable voice, ever evolving. We are unmuted, changed forever. We share the un•mute•tation.

MFA and Advanced BFA/BA Open Studios Event

Department of Art MFA and Advanced BFA/BA Open Studios Event!

Thursday, March 31st from 5-8pm,

All are welcome – please spread the word! Come see the workspaces, artwork, and research of current art students across disciplines including art & tech, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting & drawing, glass, and video. Both Sherman Studios and Hopkins Hall on The Ohio State University main campus in Columbus, Ohio will be open. A shuttle will be available to transport attendees between studio buildings for the duration of the event. Maps and light refreshments provided.

Parking for visitors outside of OSU: 

Free options:

  1. Park at Ohio Union Garage: first 20 visitors receive a parking sticker from “Hopkins Welcome Table” to exit garage for free
  2. Park on West Campus, Carmack Lot: first 20 visitors receive a hang tag from “Sherman Welcome Table” to park for free

Pay options:

  • Park at Ohio Union Garage for hourly fee
  • Park on West Campus, Carmack Lot and use ParkMobile  for $2.50/hour
  • Park on West Campus, Carmack Lot using metered spaces (limited number)

*Shuttle between Sherman and Hopkins roughly every 20 minutes

​**ADA accessible spaces are available in all garages and most surface lots across campus. Paid hourly parking and the display of a state-issues disability placard are required to use an accessible space. View the SureParc tool to view where ADA parking is located on campus.

 

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.

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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Aspects of Art & Tech: Across Form, Time, and Space – Spring 22

Art 5001: Aspects of Art & Technology Spring 2022

Across Form, Time, and Space
Instructor: Illya Mousavijad, Visiting Assistant Professor
Meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:55 to 6:40 pm in Hopkins Hall
Contact mousavijad.1@osu.edu

This course investigates the generation of visual content as impacted by its transitions between and across form, time, and space. Students will learn and employ various traditional and technological means of production to create and experience immersive spaces consisting of both physically tangible and virtual arrangements. A wide range of multi-disciplinary projects will encourage students to (A) conceptualize and visualize material and explore software possibilities (B) integrate cross-pollinations between physical and virtual forms of presentation (C) consider the social, cultural, political, and art historical influences that define contemporary art practices. The pedagogic methodology of this class employs studio sessions, lectures, critiques, and workshops. We will also study a field of precedents including artworks, practices, readings, and films which work with intersections between the physical and virtual to create dynamic new ways of seeing, thinking, and creating.

Multidisciplinary production means explored in this class include computer animation, virtual reality, photography, videography, 3D modeling, 3D scanning, 2D production, projection mapping, and physical fabrication. Anticipated software and practices employed in this class include Autodesk Maya, Adobe Suite, Substance Painter, Gravity Sketch, Tilt Brush, Z-Brush Mini, Madmapper, Lightform Creator, as well as traditional painting, drawing, clay/foam modeling, woodshop/metal shop fabrication.

This course is ideal for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in studio-based, lab-based, and performance-based disciplines such as Art, Dance, Performance, Music, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture. Humanities majors motivated to explore the visual representation of their critical ideas are welcomed as well. While not necessary, prior experience with visual (physical or computer) production is encouraged. Students will be responsible for the potential expenses (estimate $50-$100/semester) of their project fabrication.

Poster image credit: Meriem Bannani: Fly Photo by Derek Schultz

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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

Radicant Bodies

In Botany, to be radicant is to have roots that grow above the ground. This form of rooting allows plant species to mobilize, adapt, and grow on any surface. During an unprecedented moment of remoteness, our proximity to the tactile, irregular, and bumpy surfaces of everyday life in the classroom, in our labs, and our studios are suddenly smoothened, stretched thin, and illuminated through our screens.
RADICANT BODIES highlights the work of students who have found new ways to enact senses of creativity, community, and care during an incredible shift in our relationship towards technology and social proxemics. Our bodies negotiate distance and intimacy; the line between visibility and surveillance; what is organic and inorganic, to make sense of the complex terrain and interfaces we find ourselves traversing today. Student works featured in this Spring’s Art & Technology exhibition are selected from their courses in Digital Imaging, Internet Art, 3D Modeling, Moving Image Art, New Media Robotics, Computer Animation, Graphic Novel, Art Games, Sound & Image, and Studio Practice.