|Training Day, Molly Morin|
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
University of Cincinnati, October 26-28, 2016
Mash Up: Blending Digital and Analog Techniques
Session Chair: Jonathan McFadden University Of Kentucky, firstname.lastname@example.org
In printmaking we often refer the medium as being “democratic”. This comes from the nature of the multiple and the medium lending itself somewhat naturally to wider circulation. However, in the 21st century the rise of appropriated technology in studio disciplines and the accessibility of the internet has made the lens and digital media more widely accessible. This has transitioned how we think about image making and More importantly who is looking at art. As we’ve acquired the ability to shoot in RAW and video in HD from our phones the lens has become an even more widely available tool. At The same time artists are acquiring new tools to integrate into their studio practice there is a growing appeal of more traditional methods of creating photo-°©‐based imagery. This Balancing and integration of processes occurs at a time when both BFA And MFA Programs are focused more heavily interdisciplinary practices in studio art. We are seeing dissolution of the silos that contained specific media and an increase and broadening of the interdisciplinary BFA And MFA. This Shift creates a debate on how as both artists and professors we integrate these techniques and equipment while not sacrificing traditional techniques. The Panel will consist of studio faculty, scholars, and practicing arts that have or are currently merging digital and analog technologies in their work and/ or classrooms. They Will discuss the issues and achievements of how they have approach and undertaken this class. Members Will also be asked to explain issues they see being raised in the future and how they are now planning to address those issues.
Morin's presentation will talk about her project, Strong Correlations:
The project Strong Correlations embraces the context that allows me to be an academic and jock, fiber artist and computer geek. It is also a challenge to the lingering assumptions and power dynamics that complicate my experience as woman, artist and athlete. This collection of felt and fabric sculptures, chalk drawings and data visualizations uses weightlifting as subject matter while working through questions about disciplinary structures, levels of representation and the relationship between information and meaning.
Molly Morin is Assistant Professor of Art at Weber State University. She received her MFA in Art from Clemson University and her BFA from The University of Notre Dame. She uses digital methods, including computer coding, 3D modeling, and digital photo-editing to produce work that explores the difficult relationship between information and meaning. Her projects visualize data sets generated from a wide range of texts, from poetry to text messages, and reflect on the impact of communication technology on daily life. Her digital prints, animations, and sculptures have been exhibited at University galleries and museums throughout the US. Recent solo and two person shows include Traces of Awe at Whittenberg University, Fragile Traces at The University of Dallas, and Red Baloons at The Clemson Center for Visual Arts, Greenville.
For more information about Molly work, please go to: https://mollymorin.wordpress.com/.