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School of Art Exhibitions

QUICK RESPONSE: THE GENERATOR PROJECT
LOCATION Pratt Institute, Grand Walk & Pratt Chapel
DATE(s) April 25, 2022 – Spring 2023
DETAILS

quick response is an interactive outdoor exhibition in the heart of Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn campus designed by a team of 1st year Interactive Arts and Animation & Motion Arts MFA candidates from the Department of Digital Arts. The exhibition uses augmented reality, QR codes, and p5.js to create viewer experiences that uncover the inner workings of the Pratt campus and the Facilities team who keeps it running, much like the generator that the exhibition surrounds. The unique scale, 90” high and spanning widths up to 1300”, challenges the students to address the impact and significance of the work in a larger than life arena.

The projects within the exhibition are triggered with Spark AR (an augmented reality platform) and QR codes (which stands for quick response code), a two dimensional bar code invented in the mid-90s. Since March 2020, QR codes have become an integral part of our daily lives. In addition to acting as phones, cameras, and tiny computers, our constant digital companions create liminal worlds between our lived physical experiences and the networked world we rely on for information and communication.

Of all the computational concepts these young artists grapple with in their studies – time, memory, data, switches (boolean logic) – the loop is where animation and computer science converge. A loop in a computer program is an instruction that repeats until a specified condition is reached; looping in an animation causes a movement to repeat. The Generator Project itself is a loop and, like electrons through a circuit, viewers must physically move around the installation to view and interact with the exhibition in its entirety.

Artists:

Faculty Lead: Visiting Instructor rebecca (marks) leopold
Emily Cooperstein (MFA DDA Interactive Arts ‘23)
Manman Li (MFA DDA Interactive Arts ‘23)
Maleigha Michael (MFA DDA Animation & Motion Arts ‘23)
Daichen Wang (MFA DDA Interactive Arts ‘23)
Shanshan Wang (MFA DDA Interactive Arts ‘23)
Zhuolin Wu (MFA DDA Interactive Arts ‘23)
Changcheng Yang (MFA DDA Interactive Arts ‘23)
Haonan Zhao (MFA DDA Animation & Motion Arts ‘23


Brandon Foushee, Forever Caring, 2021
Part of Myrtle Avenue Business Partnership’s “Love, this time: Black Artstory Month 2021″
February 1–25, 2021
550 Myrtle Ave, Film/Video Windows, Brooklyn Campus
ARTIST STATEMENT
“My work relates towards the ideas of love and community care through the lens of black solidarity and tenderness. My friends, family, and community members all influence my work and they are the ones who I truly care for. Through the images I make, the goal is to represent them in an honest, compassionate way where they feel honored and supported.”
EXHIBITION DETAILS

“The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society.” – Maya Angelou

“Love, this time” is an art exploration of how love can liberateheal, and (re)unite us. 2020 was no different from prior years as the crises of institutional and systemic racism, inequality and injustice continued. However, the COVID-19 pandemic led to restrictions which varied based on who and where you were, and glaring inequities of healthcare and to sudden changes in people’s lifestyles.

One thing that surfaced through this was love as we cared from our friends and ourselves, reconnected with old friends, applauded frontline workers daily and continued outpouring of warmth to those close to us and to complete strangers. Through a series of visual art installations, viewers will accompany artists exploring the various manifestations of love. The community shall carry the individual further along in life and in healing than the individual can carry themselves.

Love is an intentional act of sharing.

“Love, this time” is rooted in community as the place where we can be liberated, healed, united and reunited.

Enjoy FREE  installations, and digital interventions that celebrate the legacy of Black creativity and the power of love created by Black artists and activists in Fort Greene & Clinton Hill.


GenZ
November 11–May 1, 2020
Grand Walk, Brooklyn Campus
 
Opening reception: Monday, November 11, 5-7 PM
Location: Grand Walk & the Pratt Chapel

GenZ is an outdoor exhibition centered in the heart of Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn campus designed by AOS Graphic Design student Scott Stegman. The unique scale, 90 inches high and spanning widths up to 1300 inches, challenged Stegman to address the impact and significance of the featured works by Spring 2019 Associate Degree Program graduates in a larger than life arena.

This work was inspired by the movement around the Pratt Brooklyn campus and the generator itself. The design has no beginning or end. It seamlessly flows as the viewer walks around its boarders while mirroring their journey back to them.

Head Designer, Scott Stegman
Design Assistant, Jonathan Realmuto
Project Coordinator, John De Santis
Curator, Kate Therrian
  
Generator Project Contributors:
Jamie Edwards 
Reina Faust
Mofana Morojele
Kimberley Sampson
Angel Yeldell

Featured works by Spring 2019 Associate Degree Program graduates:

Tom Dowling – AOS illustration
Harrison Jude – AOS Graphic Design
Sarah Meadows – AOS Game Design/Interactive Media
Poppy Li – AAS Painting Drawing
James Huber – AAS Graphic Design/Illustration

GenZ is on view through May 1, 2020 and is open to the public.

An Associate Degrees Program and School of Art exhibition

#prattgenerates @soartpratt @prattinstitute


re/GENERATE
January 22–May 1, 2019
Grand Walk, Brooklyn Campus

re/GENERATE is an outdoor exhibition centered in the heart of Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn campus featuring the work of graduating Spring 2019 Photography Seniors. The unique scale, 90 inches high and spanning widths up to 150 inches, challenges the students to address the impact and significance of their work in a larger than life arena. Highlighting the scope of photographic traditions explored in the program’s curriculum, the exhibition presents a glimpse into each student’s practice as they work toward their final thesis exhibitions.

re/GENERATE is on view through May 1, 2019 and is open to the public.

Sponsored by the School of Art in collaboration with the Photography Department

#prattgenerates @prattinstitute

Kai Simpson, Landscapes of the Mind’s Eye (Untitled #42), 2018
Litsa Sursock, Rich Twins, 2018
Litsa Sursock, Window Portrait, 2018
Zenzali Lael, Untitled #19, October 2018
Natalia Ruiz-Heinsohn, Munich Summer Olympics, 2018
Levi Howser, Persistence, 2018 
Elizabeth Coetzee, Giselle in Sunlight, 2018
Laura Condrin, Plume, 2018
Onnicha Chanthanuraks, Office, 1999, 2018 
Lauren Gerardi, Shallow, 2018 
Christopher Akintonde, Davaun, 2018
Natalia Ruiz-Heinsohn, Zenith, 2018
Hailey Carlson, Brushing, 2018
Eva Bergeret, Lucas and Henry, Kingdom of the Broken, 2018
Katie Abbott Ladner, 40th and Bay, 2018 
Laura Condrin, Lewiston, 2018
Akhira Montague, #LO and some hair, 2018
Christopher Akintonde, Store at the end of Luxury Row, 2018 
Anna Jacobson, Howard Beach Parking Lot, 2018
Cheyenne Coleman, Max’s Hand, 2018
John Parvin McBride, Holy Form in Malibu, 2018
Cheyenne Coleman, Ivan Tying His Hair, 2018
Akhira Montague, NJ TP, 2018
Ariana Boroumand, Path, 2018
Kai Simpson, Landscapes of the Mind’s Eye (Untitled #13), 2018
Hannah Kornack, Babcia’s Vanity, 2018
Nichole Richardson, Intravenous, 2018
Alexandria Barcenas, Shift 1, 2018
Julia Stanton, Grandma in Her Kitchen, 2018
Nichole Richardson, Scans, 2018