June 14, 2021

Second issue of Maquette

Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM)

[1] Brian Galderisi, Untitled, 2019. [2] Yeliz Secerli, Mapping Grid 3, 2021. [3] Wladimiro Woyno Rodriguez, Untitled, 2021. [4] Justin Berry, Untitled, 2020. [5] Linda Cristal-Young, Maal Imani as ‘Daddy’, 2020. 

The bi-annual journal is an archive in motion.

Run by Dana Karwas, Yale’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) presents the second issue of Maquette, a journal that serves as an archive in motion to track the projects, research, experiments, and events that make up the interdisciplinary discourse of the students and faculty.

Edited by CCAM’s writer-in-residence Alex Zafiris, the theme is “re-orientation.”

Each article approaches problem-solving both in the time of COVID and in a larger context. Opening the issue is an interview by Zafiris with the art critic, scholar, and teacher Nora N. Khan discussing her writing practice and using language as a future-casting tool; and a conversation with Karwas and the artist Sarah Oppenheimer on the ultra-space created through observing gesture, motion, and cognition.

Check-ins with faculty include essays from Thomas Allen Harris on his course and online exhibition, Archive Aesthetics and Community Storytelling; Elise Morrison on researching her upcoming book Post-Dramatic Stress: Theater and Therapy in the Aftermath of War; and Karwas on her current Artspace exhibition, In A Heartbeat.

Zafiris examines Andy Warhol’s perception of consciousness through his pioneering use of video and split-screen in his 1965 film, Outer and Inner Space featuring Edie Sedgwick; Luiza Dale and Tuan Quoc Pham, the designers of Maquette, discuss their practices and how they shaped the journal’s visual identity.

Emily Reilly describes her experiences as a dramaturg working on an Alan Turing opera, and using AI to conjure his voice and presence; Emily Coates and Max Wirsing consider the new awareness of physical space and movement in our lives through their respective disciplines of dance and architecture.

Ross Wightman recounts the challenges and opportunities that came with transforming a laptop musical ensemble to a remote configuration; Molleen Theodore and Jake Gagne present three proposals created by architecture students for exhibiting museum work outside the gallery.

Justin Berry explores the limits of the digital image using photographs of paper; Liam Bellman-Sharpe discusses his ideas on wealth and the future of space that featured in his lo-fi musical, Elon Musk and the Plan to Blow Up Mars with his sound designer, Erin Sullivan.

Rishab Jain renders an illustration of an asteroid being spray-painted white to avoid a collision with earth, inspired by a conversation with CCAM artist-in-residence Damian Loeb.

To read the issue click here.

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