Selected student final projects from the China Academy of Art 2020 YOUNG to Young Program Future Tense Class
Future Tense Class – Utilizing 3D Imaging Technology for Conceptual New Media Art Making
Skyscrapers & factories, atomic bombs & TV; robots, drones, the internet, AI; new imaging technologies and the changes they both represent and precipitate have long fascinated artists. Some celebrate the latest innovations as a means to finally realize human potential. Others despair the alienation of mass production, mediation and consumerism. This course looks at the evolving relationship between humans, machines, environments, and art and how the images relating to them are mediated. With writings by futurists and techno utopians and their critics, we will examine the impact of media and technological change on society, the human body, and especially on the visual culture. We will examine works from artists and creatives from the first Machine Age to now, the start of the fourth industrial revolution, including Hito Steyerl, David O’Reily, and Tale of Tales. Class exercises, readings, visits, and projects will be designed to help students to develop critical theoretical foundation and approaches relating to those matters, as well as to build technical skills in digital imaging tools such as basic intro to using post-photographic 3D software such as Maya. Students will create self-driven works that address the course themes.
Course Professor: Professor Snow Yunxue Fu (NYU Tisch)
Assistant Professors: Professor Tongzhou Yu & Professor Zhipeng Wang
Teaching Assistants: Zhixin Chen, Xuyuan Chen, Yulu Wang, and Bixin Yan
For more students' work, please visit the Course Website: futuretense.cargo.site/