Mechatronic Art at Iceland University of the Arts
Apr
16
to Apr 26

Mechatronic Art at Iceland University of the Arts

Teacher: Áki Ásgeirsson
ECTS: 2  

How to apply: What do you seek from Mechatronic Art; Answer in no more than 50 words + 3 images of your work.
Send application to: eddakristin@lhi.is
Application Deadline: March 9th 2018

 
Description:
A two week (6 day) workshop investigating how artists can utilize the Arduino platform for the creation of electro-mechanical artworks. Fundamentals of electronics will be introduced and students will learn how to write simple computer programs for the Arduino microcontroller. Mechanical movement, interactivity and artistic use of electric equipment will be explored.

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The Anatomy of Vaporwave at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius Faculty
Apr
20
to Apr 23

The Anatomy of Vaporwave at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius Faculty

Teacher(s): Vygintas Orlovas (Vilnius), Olivia Verev (Tallinn) and Robin Nõgisto (Tallinn)ECTS: 1.5
Number of available place for KUNO students: 3
Level: BA/MA

How to apply
Please send a short motivation letter and a link to your portfolio or your projects you find relevant for this course to vygintas.o@gmail.comThe deadline to apply is the 18th of March, 2018. Selected students will be informed about the further details on the 23rd of March, 2018.

About the course
On the surface Vaporwave is a micro genre of electronic music and a meme, however, the ideas behind it are a statement and a position towards music production and art in general. The course is aiming to provide extended knowledge on the background, core ideas, strategies and methods for functioning applied in Vaporwave.

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Embodiment of Sound / Sound Art & Sonic Arts workshop, Uniarts Helsinki
Jun
5
to Jun 8

Embodiment of Sound / Sound Art & Sonic Arts workshop, Uniarts Helsinki

Teacher(s): lecturer Ava Grayson
ECTS: 2
Level: 3rd year BA or MA

Application deadline: 7th May
How to apply: Letter of motivation (max. 1 page A4), stating the following:
Your artistic background/profile, why are you interested in the subject area of the course, how this course would affect your artistic work, and what your expectations for the course are. Please send your letter of motivation to kuva.international@uniarts.fi by 7 May

Course description
This course explores the relationship between somatic awareness, tactile and improvised listening, and body-based sound art.
The course will introduce a number of seminal works within this topic. Students will participate in practice-based listening, vocal, and movement techniques, gaining firsthand experience of the ways in which this tripartite relationship functions. Finally, students will also create their own sound work through the filter of these embodied practices.

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The Contemporary Art Field in Estonia at EAA Tallinn
Aug
6
to Aug 8

The Contemporary Art Field in Estonia at EAA Tallinn

Teaching period: 6-8 August 2018
Teacher(s): Maarin Ektermann

Application deadline: May 6, 2018
How to apply: Information about application requirements, dates and ECTS are written on the web page of the course  https://www.artun.ee/summeracademy/the-contemporary-art-field-in-estonia/

Course description: 
The Contemporary Art Field in Estonia short course is meant for international art history or curatorship students who are who are studying contemporary Estonian or Baltic art, are interested in the contemporary Estonian art world and in working with Estonian artists, curators or art historians, plan to enrol at the Estonian Academy of Arts and are looking for an overview of how the local art landscape operates. The workshop will be led by Academy of Arts teaching staff member, head of the Centre for General Theory Subjects and freelance art critic Maarin Ektermann.

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Short Photography and Image-Making Course - Visual Recognition and AI-related Images at EAA Tallinn
Aug
16
to Aug 17

Short Photography and Image-Making Course - Visual Recognition and AI-related Images at EAA Tallinn

Teaching period: 16-17 August 2018
Level: (BA/MA) both
Requirements:  This course is meant for photography and visual arts students and those interested in the current technological developments in image-making, as well as their political, social and cultural implications. Applicants are expected to submit a letter of motivation.

Application deadline: May 6 2018
How to apply: Information about application requirements, dates and ECTS are written on the web page of the course https://www.artun.ee/summeracademy/photography-and-image-making/

Course description: 
This short course will explore how visual recognition and AI-related technologies are changing the discourse of photography, challenging the traditional boundaries of the medium. Empowered by machine learning, visual recognition systems are entering the sphere of everyday life.

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Making Meaning
Apr
3
to Apr 7

Making Meaning

Teacher: Margery Amdur
ECTS: 1.5
Number of available places for KUNO students: 5
Level:  BA and MA

Application deadline: February 28, 2018
How to apply: Write a short motivation why you would like to participate in workshop, your full name, contacts, name of home school and study level.  Please add the subject title: KUNO express and send to inta.rubule@lma.lv. 

Course description: “An image doesn’t necessarily explain an emotion, but it wraps it in something intelligible and graspable.”  Thomas Moore

This workshop is a non-media specific workshop. Students will be responsible for selecting materials that will challenge their sense of how and why they make art in the manner that they do. The context of the exploration will center on visual dialogues, issues of lineage and inheritance, mapping, objects as metaphors, paradise lost and regained. 

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Power Trip II at Malmö Art Academy
Mar
12
to Mar 23

Power Trip II at Malmö Art Academy

Teacher(s): Ieva Misevičiūtė
ECTS: 6
Number of available places for KUNO students: 2
Level: BA (MA students welcome)

Application deadline:  16 february
How to apply: Send an email with your application stating your full name, email, name of home school and year of study and level together with a short motivation to charlotta.osterberg@khm.lu.se

Course description: In Power Trip, we are interested in rewiring the mind through a high-energy physical work. It consists of two-hour workshops; built as a flow of movements that plunges you into a strong visual imaginarium. It may feel like someone is shooting a film in your head and streaming it live through your body. We incorporate Japanese style body-work with training techniques from dance, theater and comedy fields.

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21st Century Publishing Ecosystems at (KiT) Trondheim Academy of Fine Art/Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Mar
12
to Mar 18

21st Century Publishing Ecosystems at (KiT) Trondheim Academy of Fine Art/Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Teacher(s): Alessandro Ludovico
Number of available place for KUNO students: 5
Level: BA & MA
 
Application deadline: 7th March
How to apply: Send an email with a short motivation why you would like to participate in the workshop, name of home school and study year.
-Send an e-mail to michelle.teran@ntnu.no and please put "KUNO Workshop" in the subject line.
 
Course description
5 day workshop on publishing ecosystems, culminating in participation in the KiT Book Fair
 
This five day workshop is aimed to introduce participants to the whole ecosystem of a publication production and environment. Students will work either individually or in small groups to develop a zine. The zine content could be a manifestation of a personal expression, or aimed at a specific community or audience. Starting with the structure and the form, the production of content for the zine will help to define the most important various aspects involved in the publishing gesture: the target, how the publication is manifested, situated, supported, mediated, produced and distributed.

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The Artist talk as a performat at Funen Art Academy
Mar
12
to Mar 16

The Artist talk as a performat at Funen Art Academy

Teacher(s): Kasia Fudakowski
ECTS: 5 / Level: Open to all
Number of available place for KUNO students: 4

Application deadline: 12th February
How to apply:
Send an email with a short motivation why you would like to participate in the workshop, name of home school, study year and a short description of your artistic practice.
-Send an e-mail to mb@detfynskekunstakademi.dk and please put "KUNO Workshop" in the subject line.

Course description:
5 day workshop investigating the artist talk as a performative format.

The artist talk being a challenge that we often face (both doing and enduring), the workshop aims to identify different ways of conveying the nature of artistic process and product to an audience with a focus on identifying the rules of the game and playing with them...

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IMPETUS - combining painting, sculpture and performance at Art Academy of Latvia
Mar
7
to Mar 10

IMPETUS - combining painting, sculpture and performance at Art Academy of Latvia

Teaching period: 07.03.2018. – 10.03.2018. (07.03. – arrival, 10.03. – departure)
Teacher(s): Dr. Art. Prof. Inguna Audere (LV), Prof. Michael Rogers (visiting artist from Rochester institute of Technology, USA)
ECTS:  1 Number of available place for CIRRUS students: 3
Level: BA / MA
Number of available place for KUNO students: 3 

Requirements
Please do the research in advance: Robert Rauschenberg’s Combines,... see further

Course description: This course will explore source inspirations, ideation, and project development, pertaining to collaborative, multi-media, and cross-disciplinary practice. Related aspects include installation, sound, and site specificity. Instructors and participants will develop creative events or actions, learning by doing. The goal is not perfection but rather gaining knowledge through experience...

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Putting Rehearsals to the Test at KHiO in Oslo
Mar
1
to Mar 3

Putting Rehearsals to the Test at KHiO in Oslo

Teaching period: March 1-3, 2018 (travel days not included)
Teacher(s): Rike Frank (Kunstakademiet, KhiO), Sabeth Buchmann (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna), Ilse Lafer Academy of Visual Art, Leipzig), Constanze Ruhm (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna)
ECTS:
Number of available place for KUNO students: 10
Level: BA & MA

Application deadline: February 14, 2018
How to apply: short letter (max. 240 words) describing interest in the 'rehearsal' and / or exhibiting and the curatorial. Documentation of 1-2 works / projects.

Course description:
SEMINAR: PUTTING REHEARSALS TO THE TEST
Although the format of the rehearsal is used across a number of disciplines-film and theater as well as fine arts-it has been scarcely considered in historical and contemporary art discourses. With this in mind, Putting Rehearsals to the Test investigates the role and function of the rehearsal as a methodology, modus operandi, medium, site of representation, and reflection on processes of artistic production.

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Digital weaving at  The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen
Feb
5
to Mar 2

Digital weaving at The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen

Teaching period: 5 February – 2 March 2018
Teacher(s): Jon Pettersen
ECTS: 6
Number of available place for KUNO students: 2
Level: BA/MA
Application deadline: 24 November
How to apply: students will be accepted based on application and motivation letter. Please send your application to tale.vik@uib.no.

The course is aiming to provide extended knowledge about methods related to digital weaving. The course will provide:
• Skills in independent use of software and looms (TC-1 / TC-2 / Digital Jacquard)
• Insight into how we can exploit opportunities for systematic experiments
• Background for adaptation to industrial methods and external production

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Materiality and Formlessness, Painting and Chaos at Helsinki University of the Arts, Academy of Fine Art
Jan
23
to Feb 2

Materiality and Formlessness, Painting and Chaos at Helsinki University of the Arts, Academy of Fine Art

Teacher(s): Steven Dixon, Harri Monni
ECTS: 2,5
Number of available place for KUNO students: max 5
Level: BA and MA
Requirements:  at least second year Bachelor students

Application deadline: 16.1. 2018
How to apply: Send a motivation letter and three jpg:s of your artworks or a short video (max 3 min) to kuva.international@uniarts.fi.

Course description: 
Course is an intensive reading seminar with discussions and lectures.
The theme for uppcoming lectures and reading seminar are on interchange
between structure and chaos. How we in front of the artwork reconstruct and impose different meanings systems, interchange and rematerialize the work alternative deconstruction and reconstruction (different knowledge systems)
of the artwork?

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Performance and Political Assembly at Jutland Art Academy
Jan
22
to Jan 27

Performance and Political Assembly at Jutland Art Academy

Teacher:Mary Coble, Artist
Number of available place for KUNO students: 4
Level: BA (open to all)

Application deadline: January 16th 2018 by 18:00
How to apply: 
Apply with a short motivation statement of 500 words or less as to why you would like to participate in the workshop and about your practice plus no more than 5 images (or a website link) of your own.
Send an Email to frontdesk@djk.nu and please put "KUNO Workshop" in the subject line.

 

 

Course description: This workshop is initiated by Mary Coble, artist and educator at Valand Academy, Gothenburg, SE.  The workshop will be held at Jutland Art Academy in Aarhus, Denmark on the occasion of the seminar arranged by Coble Acting in Numbers: Linking Photography, Performance and Activism.  (*See description below for more information on the seminar)

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Time Lapse and Surveillance Photography for Artists  at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, Sweden
Nov
27
to Dec 1

Time Lapse and Surveillance Photography for Artists at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, Sweden

Teacher: Reynold Reynolds
Level: BA and MA
Number of available places: 5
Application deadline: 15 November
How to apply: Send an email with a short motivation why you would like to participate in the workshop, your contacts, home school, study year and level and a short description of your artistic practice including a link to your portfolio or 3-5 images attached or sent via WeTransfer if large files.
Send your application to info@art.umu.se
Name of workshop: “Time Lapse and Surveillance Photography for Artists”  at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, Sweden


Description:
Following his artistic practice, Reynolds will show participants how to produce sequences that compress time. The workshop will start with examples of artworks using time lapse and surveillance and a discussion of surveillance as used by corporate and state interests.

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Listening Visions at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, Sweden
Nov
27
to Dec 1

Listening Visions at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, Sweden

Teacher: Billy Davis
Level: BA and MA
Number of available places: 5
Application deadline: 15 November
How to apply: Send an email with a short motivation why you would like to participate in the workshop, your contacts, home school, study year and level and a short description of your artistic practice including a link to your portfolio or 3-5 images attached or sent via WeTransfer if large files.
Send your application to info@art.umu.se

Description:
The workshop will include discussions about the change in format and premise that digitally produced sound brings about and how digital technologies have changed the relationship to musical artifact. Further, how traditional physical acoustic understanding has been changed through the ever-dominant digital recording format.

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Oct
23
to Oct 27

Tools for Ideas at Jutland Art Academy (COURSE IS FULL)

Description: This intensive workshop will aim to analyse the continued importance of tools in creative processes. What tools are available to contemporary artists? How does the nature of those tools affect the way ideas develop? Taking a broad range of tools, from simple hand tools to complex apparatus like cameras and computers, from the actual to the metaphorical, Tools for Ideas will aim in a relatively short space of time to generate a body of artworks with and about the use (and abuse) of tools – artworks that might begin to conflate the meaning of making with the making of meaning.

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Animation and Space - a blender’s guide to meshes in real-time video in Klaipeda (Vilnius Academy of Arts)
Oct
23
to Oct 25

Animation and Space - a blender’s guide to meshes in real-time video in Klaipeda (Vilnius Academy of Arts)

ECTS: 1.5
KUNO seats: 3
Deadline to apply: October 2, 2017

Description
During this workshop students will get an insight into using blender as a formidable open source alternative to programs that are either vastly expensive or that are only available through subscriptions that bind the user to a product and that create long term costs that are problematic for artists to deal with in their professional life. While blender offers a huge spectrum of possible areas to work in we would focus on the specifics of combining real world with animated elements, thus providing a tool for design and fine art students to work with on future projects that are either study related (ie film projects in the area of animation) or wider set (ie creating visuals for architectural or sculptural applications).

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The Poster as an Art Form at Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík
Sep
25
to Sep 29

The Poster as an Art Form at Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík

Application deadline: August 10
Requirements: the course is suitable for visual communication students as well as fine art (printmaking). Minimum year 2 bachelor. Master students are welcome as well.
How to Apply: Send your full name, name of your home school and study programmme + examples of work (max 3 images) to goddur@lhi.is no later than August 10, 2017

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Sep
4
to Sep 9

Performance as Political Assembly, offered by Valand Art Academy, taking place at KODE Art Museum Bergen

Application deadline: August 4th by noon.

Description:
This workshop is initiated by Mary Coble upon the invitation by KODE-Art Museums of Bergan to participate in Voices that will be held at KODE on September 8th, 9th and 10th. Numerous artists have been commissioned to develop and perform live works that respond to the current state of political elections- which is expanded upon in their curatorial statement*. The Norwegian government elections are on the following Monday September 11.
The workshop will be five days in totally and will include a live performance on the final day that will be included in the Voices performance program

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Telling stories at Estonia Academy of Arts / Summer Academy
Aug
28
to Aug 30

Telling stories at Estonia Academy of Arts / Summer Academy

Apply by June 5

The TELLING STORIES – Language in Video & Video as Language course focuses on the use of narration in moving images. How do contemporary video artists use narration? Which modes of story telling are available to video authors? Which part does editing play in the process of telling a story? A selection of video artists’ works will be presented to serve as examples of the various ways narration is employed in video art. Participants will have the chance to present their finished or unfinished projects and receive feedback from the lecturer and the group.

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The Contemporary Art Field at Estonia Academy of Art / Summer Academy
Aug
14
to Aug 15

The Contemporary Art Field at Estonia Academy of Art / Summer Academy

Apply by June 5

The Contemporary Art Field in Estonia short course provides an overview of how the contemporary art scene in Estonia functions – the most important organizations, the movers and shakers, the currently important and active artists from different disciplines, and the types of events being held. The causal factors behind the art scene are also explored, starting from the restoration of independence, Estonian art in the context of the regional and broader international art scene, and much more.

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BALTIC ILLUSTRATION TOMORROW! Summer course at NIDA Art Colony organised by Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Faculty, Graphic department.
Jun
18
to Jun 24

BALTIC ILLUSTRATION TOMORROW! Summer course at NIDA Art Colony organised by Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Faculty, Graphic department.

Application deadline: 1st of June, 2017

Course description: The main goal of this practice - to analyze the content of illustrations (created around the Baltic sea), the possibilities of expression and future tendencies of illustrations based in this region. We seek working as a team to find the most appropriate mythological story of each participant country and create illustrated narrative that extends the mythological perception in other countries and cultural contexts. Weekly practice includes discussions with representatives from different art academies.

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Iron Casting in Sculpture: Post-industrial Response to Pre-industrial Process  Helsinki
Jun
5
to Jun 19

Iron Casting in Sculpture: Post-industrial Response to Pre-industrial Process Helsinki

Location: Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki
Application deadline: May 12th

This workshop will examine the Process of Casting Iron, in the context of a small modern sculpture studio. The process of casting and working iron is deeply rooted in history, industry and culture of Finland and Scandinavia. Through an in-depth look at the foundry method, tooling and techniques associated with molding, melting and finish work, participants will make work that responds to the material, and its context historically and in a world where industry is progressing beyond labor and physical production. The workshop will include a single group iron pour event, open to the public, and demonstrating the spectacle of process.

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Lithuanian, Baltic, International: Studio work and lectures with Anthony Stellaccio at Vilnius Academy of Arts
May
29
to Jun 3

Lithuanian, Baltic, International: Studio work and lectures with Anthony Stellaccio at Vilnius Academy of Arts

Application deadline: May 15th

Course description: Anthony Stellaccio is an American ceramic artist, scholar, and current Fulbright scholar now teaching at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. During a six-day workshop, Stellaccio will offer international students a local’s view of Lithuania and its ceramics while also providing perspective on international trends in contemporary ceramics. This early summer course will provide students with two days of studio time at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, lectures on Lithuanian and American ceramics, an informal tour of Vilnius, and two days featuring two traditional firing techniques.

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A Personal Excursion at NIDA Art Colony, offered by Vilnius Academy of Arts
May
24
to Jun 1

A Personal Excursion at NIDA Art Colony, offered by Vilnius Academy of Arts

Application deadline: 7th of May

This course is aimed at finding a personal approach towards traveling and gathering materials for inspiration from a specific location.Seven days of excursions throughout the Curonian Spit on foot, bike or bus (24/05-01/06).
Finding personal ideas, impressions, passions in a unique natural place and turning them into “artifacts” through artistic means. 
The evenings will be dedicated to presentations, reflections and discussions about the findings. 

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FILMSOUND at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
May
20
to May 26

FILMSOUND at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

Apply by 21 April

French audio theorist Michel Chion has argued that watching films with rich, sophisticated soundtracks is more than just a visual exercise – it enacts a process of “audio-viewing”. It is the audiovisual element that makes use of a wealth of tropes, devices, techniques, and effects that convert multiple sensations into image and sound, therefore rendering, instead of reproducing, the world through cinema.

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Printing/Unprinting at Trondheim / COURSE IS FULL!!
Apr
19
to Apr 28

Printing/Unprinting at Trondheim / COURSE IS FULL!!

Application: First come - first served 

The workshop deals with the current status of the printed (analogue) book and concomitant questions.It enables participants to design and develop their own publications, from the initial idea, through the conception and right up to the finished product.

Part 1 and 2 will be credited with 4 study points. Students signing in for both part 1 and 2 will be preferred.

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Apr
3
to Apr 7

Virtual Reality, at Iceland Academy of the Arts

Application Deadline: 10 March 2017

This course looks at the basics of virtual reality and the development within the field of VR and interactivity. Students learn how to start a project with VR programing and explore the artistic use of the platform. Students are introduced to diverse methods which they can use to develop their abilities in the field further.

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Mar
22
to Mar 26

Between places: Drawing in Nowhereland, at Art Academy of Latvia

Application deadline: 1st of April

There are spaces in our cities that are neither our home nor got any other objective purpose. Away from the tourist highlights, planned places and “natural” landscape, you can find remnants that can tell a story: a story about the functioning and planning of our environment. Through those spaces, I would like to stroll with the participants and draw there.

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Mar
20
to Mar 23

Texts and/as Tools in the Process of Perception at Fynen Art Academy

Application deadline: March 1st.

Reading and working with texts is often taken as pre-given, or something that comes naturally to everybody. These are false assumptions. There are different ways of engaging with a text, and the approach selected affects the usefulness of the text to a great degree. In this course, we use texts by Hannah Arendt and Ernst Bloch (and others) as material to practice some methods of engaging with a text. We will also introduce the concept of “ethical/moral perception” and use it as a tool to develop and think about the relationship between visual and text based meanings in the context of the creative process.

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Mar
20
to Mar 28

Precence, at Iceland Academy of the Arts

Application Deadline: 7 March 2017

The course focuses on performing art in real time, using all available tools. Components such as age, gender, body, background and lived experience are studied as artistic subjects and content. Students investigate, through group- and independent work, how these factors are applied as content in works of art, as they appear in space, text and other outlets. Ideas about the relationship between the performer and the audience is disseminated.

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Mar
20
to Mar 30

Introduction to 3D scanning, at Iceland Academy of the Arts

Application Deadline: 7 March 2017

Photogrammetry software constructs 3D information from digital photographs, and is an increasingly available and easy-to-work with method. The workshop focuses on 3D scanning of objects and places. Photogrammetry is used to get real-world information into a computer aided design environment. Visual material is approached from the perspective of visualization and modelling of artwork for public space.

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