Lines and The City

When faced with the challenge of "finding and bringing 20 lines from the city", students from the Spatial Studies 2 (Urban Interventions) class did not know these lines would become the alphabet for their first project: The development of a expanded drawing using only the elements available in their findings. 

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Daniela Torres - Smash, 2015.   Daniela first brought 20 broken smartphones found at electronic junkyards. After working on her idea, she abstarcted a series of drawings on tracing paper, creating a booklet that speaks clearly about fragility, consumerism and obsolence in the mobile era. 

Daniela Torres - Smash, 2015.   Daniela first brought 20 broken smartphones found at electronic junkyards. After working on her idea, she abstarcted a series of drawings on tracing paper, creating a booklet that speaks clearly about fragility, consumerism and obsolence in the mobile era. 

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Daniela Saenz - Dirty Laundry, 2015. Daniela found a special quality in the public display of clotheslines in popular, low-income neighborhoods in Bogotà. She then staged a series of photographs/interventions in front of historical landmarks of the city, inserting this well-known urban trademark into the touristic landscape and giving a new meaning to the popular saying "dirty laundry". 

Daniela Saenz - Dirty Laundry, 2015. Daniela found a special quality in the public display of clotheslines in popular, low-income neighborhoods in Bogotà. She then staged a series of photographs/interventions in front of historical landmarks of the city, inserting this well-known urban trademark into the touristic landscape and giving a new meaning to the popular saying "dirty laundry". 

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Juliana Galvis - Virrey, Tadeo, Carabelas, 2015. Juliana developed a human cartography based on her journeys across the three different neighborhoods she frequents the most. For her, these linear paths are defined by the people who demark the territory: fruit vendors, locals at coffee shops etc. She devoleped a series of trading cards presenting portrait photographs, where the subjects are removed from the context, and a cartographic drawing of their location on the back of the card. She also created an installation suggesting the crossing of her journeys, connecting the cards using threads and presenting this as personal maps of her own experience in the city. 

Juliana Galvis - Virrey, Tadeo, Carabelas, 2015. Juliana developed a human cartography based on her journeys across the three different neighborhoods she frequents the most. For her, these linear paths are defined by the people who demark the territory: fruit vendors, locals at coffee shops etc. She devoleped a series of trading cards presenting portrait photographs, where the subjects are removed from the context, and a cartographic drawing of their location on the back of the card. She also created an installation suggesting the crossing of her journeys, connecting the cards using threads and presenting this as personal maps of her own experience in the city. 

INTRO TO DIGITAL ART- Go Social!

For the final project in “Intro To Digital Art” course, the class is challenged to use their new technical skills to intervene physical and virtual social spaces on campus, creating work that seeks to transform spatial, social, and geographical relations through mediated experiences. 

Kate Sloan - =What is Happening? 2010
For this video, Kate Sloan used twitter as a tool to collect social data. In this case, she was interested in what 
students wrote on twitter during finals week. She saw an interesting contradiction in the fact that students 
complained about the lack of sleep, and stress of finals, but also managed to find the time to constantly post 
on twitter. After the data was gathered, Kate scanned old Biology books and created a diorama, which was 
photographed to create a stop motion animation.


Derek Noble - A Walk to Class, 2012
In this video piece, Derek explored the many instances in which security cameras capture daily activities at Elon University. Using his own camera and friends as actors, he shot footage from every security camera angle within a regular walk to class. 

MINING THE WEB - Remixing Youtube

Winter Term Course 
Elon University, 2013

For this project, students umined YouTube in search of cinematic elements that they could use to compose a new piece. With hundreds of clips to use, students started underdtanding the video canvas as a container for recontextualization and collage.

Common Day Absurdities by Paige Gregory, 2013. Video Collage. 


THE STATIC IMAGE - Site-specific Projections

Elon University, 2012
Based on readings about Situation/Site-specificity and after looking at the works of Barbara Kruger, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Martin Firrell, Jenny Holzer, and others, the challenge in this assignment consisted on proposing a series of image-based interventions for “public” spaces around the Elon campus. 

INTRO TO DIGITAL ART - The Image Revisit

Elon University, 2010-2012
Using appropriated imagery from scanned print media, students recreated classic paintings in the form of GIF loop animations. These pieces aim to connect issues of representation, media, power and history through montage, quick motion studies and new Internet aesthetics. 

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3D FOUNDATIONS

Purdue University
2008-2010
Different exercises on form, function, material constrains, structure and abstraction.