Monday, January 30, 2017

ART AND ARCHITECTURE: From the City of the Machine to the City of Codification

The following images are part of a presentation given to the HypeArchitecture students on Monday Jan 23. We reviewed a chronological progression of futuristic influenced architecture from the 20th to the 21st century and its relationship with art and film. We started by analyzing Italian futurism between 1909 and 1944 by reviewing the exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York titled "Italian Futurism - Reconstructing the Universe" studying how the work of Mario Chiattone and Antonio Sant'Elia influenced dramatically the development of the aesthetic in Metropolis by Fritz Lang, Hugh Feriss Illustrations and Archigram. The idea of this presentation is to contextualize post-modern architecture and expose the students to the background found in the work by Frank Gehry, Randall Stout (AEIVA's architect) and Zaha Hadid.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Week 3 Jan 23 - 28

The main focus of the work completed during week 3 was to finish the floors that would complete the first initial stage of the project. White and black were used to create a sense of void in contrast to a sense of space. Space and the lack there of immediately cast viewer of the installation into a state of pure perception; the only guidelines for existence they are given are that which are presented in the space to be digested by the viewer. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Interview with AEIVA's First Long-Term Artist in Residence: Jessica Angel

Interview by Zach Edison, AEIVA Intern

How has being a Colombian artist based in New York attracted you to the idea of the internet as a representation of the city or a point of connection? 
I see the internet as an underground platform where the boundaries between nations are erased. A virtual arena where race and gender have no play. A nursery of culture and knowledge that depends entirely in the free and uncensored flow of information. The ultimate revolution! Along those lines, I see myself as a node in this vast and global net of information referred to as “The Sixth Continent” by Paul Virilio in his book “The Information Bomb”. So, by being a Colombian artist in New York, I have experienced the fading of the frontiers of space and distance as I have maintained the connections and relationships with my homeland intact and alive.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Week 2

Week two of install saw a further progression on the base layer of vinyl that will act as a skeleton for the line work and color that will be applied to the walls in the coming weeks. It was through this finishing of the very initial process that we begin to see the dimensionality of the space that will manipulate the viewer's perspective, truly begin to appear within AEIVA. Week two also happened to coincide with the opening of an exhibition in the gallery next door by Beverly Fishman. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017


During the first week participants defined their roles in the installation production. UAB students are encouraged to apply their skills and strengthen their areas of expertise by focusing on specific aspects of the project. Assignments ranging from animated drawing and 360° video documentation to the installation of large portions of vinyl over walls and floor where the main focus of the practical component of week one.
This was a good time to assess the students's commitment to the project and to identify a highly driven participant who shows excellence and reliability to be named the lead assistant for the project. the opportunity was offered to Augusta McKween 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017