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Ghost in the Machine

Sarah and Joseph Belknap
PHOTO 611 001
3 credit hours, 2 weeks
Lab Fee $100

"I cannot find my centre of gravity." Mary Anne Atwood—This class utilizes and facilitates ways of perceiving beyond the human machine. Using various light sensitive media, the darkroom, film and digital cameras, solar and night time telescopes, binoculars, sound recorders, and night vision cameras, we explore time and the properties of waves. We will produce images, videos, sound installations, and performances. Beyond studio work we will look into art, cinema, and literature works exploring themes in science, time, and perception. Practices by numerous artists will be explored including but not limited to James Turrell, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Werner Herzog, Simon Starling, Carsten Nicolai, Sarah Charlesworth and Alan Lightman.


- Sarah and Joseph Belknap -

Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap are Chicago-based interdisciplinary artists and educators who received their MFAs from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Working as a team since 2008, their art has been exhibited in artist-run exhibition spaces in Springfield, Brooklyn, Detroit, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and St. Louis. In addition, they have presented performances at institutions throughout Chicago, including the Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, and Links Hall. Their work has been shown at the Columbus Museum of Art, The Arts Club of Chicago, the Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Western Exhibitions, and a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. They are currently working on a solo show at Illinois State University that will open during the Fall of 2018. In addition to the show they are collaborating with ISU’s planetarium to produce programming and are working with the city of Normal, IL to produce a large scale public installation.

  Sarah and Joseph Belknap   Fall,  2013. digital archival print

Sarah and Joseph Belknap
Fall, 2013.
digital archival print

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Party as Form
Later Event: June 24
Questioning Landscape