Video Archive | Public art (12)

Herwig Baumgartner & Scott Uriu Familiar And The...
Under the category of Edges, Scott Uriu and Herwig Baumgartner discuss projects including a public art project for Sunset...
Friends Of Friends With Joe Day Josh Melnick and Lauri...
As part of his Fall 2009 installation in the SCI-Arc Gallery, Joe Day hosts a discussion with photographer Josh Melnick, and...
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Josh Melnick remarks, “I never make pieces without thinking how they are going to be shown,” and describes how he designed...
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Craig Hodgetts compares the atmosphere of the Venice Biennale to the open, mixed culture of SCI-Arc. On the other hand, he...
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Alexis Smith presents several projects including the Snake Path at UCSD, the New World installation for...
Architects, Artists and Public Art
Joe Lewis moderates a panel addressing the percent for the arts ordinance, its use and effects in Culver City. The...
Billie Tsien
Billie Tsien presents a lecture loosely organized around the term "touchstones." First in reference to her experiences growing...
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Tsien reviews her work, much of it done in collaboration with her partner Tod Williams. She presents some of her smaller scale...

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Under the category of Edges, Scott Uriu and Herwig Baumgartner
discuss projects including a public art project for Sunset Junction in Los Angeles (2011), a pedestrian bridge in Amsterdam (2012), the OTT Winery (2011), the Frank/Kim house (2006), the Taipei Performing Arts Center (2008), and a mixed-use development in Downey (2009).


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As part of his Fall 2009 installation in the SCI-Arc Gallery, Joe Day hosts a discussion with photographer Josh Melnick, and nonprofit art space director Lauri Firstenberg. Melnick discusses his New York subway photographs created for Art in General, a non-profit arts organization. He talks about the scientific research camera used for the project. Firstenberg asks Melnick and Day their thoughts about the “functions and dysfunctions of the white cube and black box”–which were components of Day’s installation.


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Josh Melnick remarks, “I never make pieces without thinking how they are going to be shown,” and describes how he designed the exhibition. He describes his current project, Chair Work, in which Melnick set up a temporary film set in a vacant retail space in New York and invited passersby to have a photographic portrait taken. He explains how title for the project came from psychiatrist Fritz Perls. During the Q&A Melnick states he would like people to experience “what it means to look at someone else, and what it means to look at something deeply.” He explains how his practice of meditation influences his work. Joe Day comments about Melnick’s framing of subjects and its connection to reflecting, mirroring emotion.


Architects, Artists and Public Art

December 8, 1994 | Video Lecturer:
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Joe Lewis moderates a panel addressing the percent for the arts ordinance, its use and effects in Culver City. The panelists are Eric Owen Moss – architect, Mark Allen – artist, Barbara Goldstein – Director of Public Art in Seattle, and Joseph Giovannini – architect and former critic of the Los Angele Herald Examiner. Joe Lewis – artist and teacher at CalArts. Giovannini suggests “an interdisciplinary-ness going on in both directions … and it should be encouraged,” between architects and artists, and states, “no longer should art be an add-on,” to architecture. Allen in his opening comments, humorously says he called Jesse Helms to find out the answer to the question of What is art? Moss explains he is not interested in collectives or lobbies for architecture or artists. Goldstein states the question of art and architecture must consider public policy. The discussion covers the value of the ordinance for artists, the potential of developers side-stepping the ordinance, and the suggestion by Moss to look at other ways, such as a tax, to depoliticize the ordinance.

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Moderator Joe Lewis summarizes the opening statements made by panelists. Moss states the issues associated with the percent...
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Moderator Joe Lewis facilitates questions and comments from the audience. Barbara Goldstein states she does not see the...

Billie Tsien

November 15, 1989 | Video Lecturer:
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Billie Tsien presents a lecture loosely organized around the term “touchstones.” First in reference to her experiences growing up as a female of Chinese descent. Tsien connects these this with her professional work, reviewing projects that range from two-dimensional collages
to large scale urban interventions. The projects engage issues of domestic life, public art, and commerce. The documentation of the projects stresses materials and construction details.

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Tsien reviews her work, much of it done in collaboration with her partner Tod Williams. She presents some of her smaller scale...

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Tsien reviews her work, much of it done in collaboration with her partner Tod Williams. She presents some of her smaller scale work, drawings and collages. She discusses a competition entry for Columbus Circle as both an urban infrastructure issue and a memorial to Christopher Colombus. She presents public art work projects, and projects that reuse under-utilized sites near New York City.