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Luigi Russolo: The Work And Influence Of A Visionary - The Birth Of Noise-Music, Daniel Matei Jan 2018

Luigi Russolo: The Work And Influence Of A Visionary - The Birth Of Noise-Music, Daniel Matei

Senior Projects Spring 2018

My senior project focuses on the work and legacy of Luigi Russolo. Italian Futurism was one of the most influential artistic movements of the twentieth century, and Russolo contributed to that to a large extent. He was the co-author of the Futurist Painters' Manifesto, but soon he abandoned painting to pursue his true passion: In 1913 he published The Art of Noises, a manifesto that changed music forever. In my project I analyzed Futurist paintings and their respective manifestos. Music of the Futurist Noise-Machines, and their respective manifestos. And I assess Russolo's influence on composers such as Igor Stravinsky ...


Interview Magazine: Art & Fame, Josephine G. Danziger Jan 2018

Interview Magazine: Art & Fame, Josephine G. Danziger

Senior Projects Spring 2018

The world today is radically different from the world of the 1960s. Andy Warhol was the pinnacle of Pop, and print publications were supreme in the industry of news and fashion alike. What was Pop culture in 1969 seems foreign and antiquated today, and yet there are similarities to be drawn between the era of mod and the modern era.

In the research paper Interview Magazine: Art & Fame, I aim to explore the connection between the artistic excellence that launched the publication’s success and the obsession with celebrity that charged its passion — a bond that formed to act as ...


Virtual Spirit, Alanna G. Rebbeck Jan 2018

Virtual Spirit, Alanna G. Rebbeck

Senior Projects Spring 2018

The following reflects my personal beliefs, and does not prescribe them to you

1. Human and technological evolution coincide in a reciprocal cycle of creation

2. In its construction, technology reflects humans

3. In their construction, humans reflect technology

4. Both function in a constant exchange between material and immaterial realms

5. Technological objects generate virtual spaces

a. Virtual space: artificially constructed immaterial space that contains products of technological engagement

b. These spaces exist within both the individual and the external virtual realm

6. Human bodies generate spiritual spaces

a. Spiritual space: organically constructed immaterial space that contains products of ...


Signor Mio Carissimo: A Theatrical Analysis And Translation Of Michelangelo’S Love Letters To Tommaso Dei Cavalieri, Miles Edmonds Messinger Jan 2018

Signor Mio Carissimo: A Theatrical Analysis And Translation Of Michelangelo’S Love Letters To Tommaso Dei Cavalieri, Miles Edmonds Messinger

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts and The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Freedom Within, Freedom Without, Olivia K. Shubin Jan 2018

Freedom Within, Freedom Without, Olivia K. Shubin

Senior Projects Spring 2018

It has always been hard for me to talk about my art. I used to not think about it so much, it was just a way that I could communicate what was important to me without having to say it. Being a shy person socially, painting gives me a way to be bold yet still be somewhat separate from what I feel; once it’s outside of me, I don’t have to “own” it. I can paint the dark things I feel, and people don’t have to associate those dark emotions with me; I can say I’m ...


Xx Openings, Jackson Siegal Jan 2018

Xx Openings, Jackson Siegal

Senior Projects Spring 2018

XX Openings represents my dual sculpture and photography practice. The title comes from a 70’s domestic frame, with 20 openings of varying sizes for family pictures. Half of the slots were filled with stock pictures of smiling family scenes, while the others just had measurements for the openings themselves. The object struck me as alienating, and oppressive. I didn’t see any scene within those openings I felt connected to.

The frame came to symbolize varying perspectives, ways of seeing, and ways of being. As my sculpture practice has weighed more heavily on my work as a photographer, I ...


As You Were Sleeping, Nora Yamazaki Heineman Jan 2018

As You Were Sleeping, Nora Yamazaki Heineman

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Look&Leave, Ruby Brooke Jan 2018

Look&Leave, Ruby Brooke

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Over the summer I had the opportunity to study in a program that focused on drawing and painting the architecture of Rome. Upon returning to the studio, I integrated this attention to architecture with my interest in painting the figure. Over the course of the year, the figure disappeared from my paintings. Instead, I started to paint large empty interiors. My intention was that the viewer feel the vastness of the space, emphasized by the absence of a figure.

This body of work explores interior architectural space and how the presence or absence of a figure affects it. I paint ...


The Hour Of The Wolf, Emily Louise Beresford Jan 2018

The Hour Of The Wolf, Emily Louise Beresford

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.

the hour of the wolf

In these photographs I try to capture the sense of time moving and changing. I am interested in the way that light can change the way we see something. We are made vulnerable by what light reveals.

The photographs are about a specific time of day as well as time passing over a year. The interweaving of faces and landscapes reveals this progression of time during the days, the seasons, and the years through which each person has lived.

With time, light moves across ...


Blueprints And Bird Food, Finn D. West Jan 2018

Blueprints And Bird Food, Finn D. West

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College


I Have Never Stepped In The Same River Twice, Madison Hailey Emond Jan 2018

I Have Never Stepped In The Same River Twice, Madison Hailey Emond

Senior Projects Spring 2018

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus

I never knew that I would learn to walk the Sawkill River in moonlight, that I would come to know its contours and the depths of its waters so well. I never expected that the tree roots and rocks that lay in my path to its banks would know my gait so fully.

This project began as a reaction to the hurricanes that struck the Caribbean last fall. It felt apt to question landscape imagery and ...


I Promise I'M Not Racist, Yashar Hashemi Jan 2018

I Promise I'M Not Racist, Yashar Hashemi

Senior Projects Spring 2018

An attempt to complexify race relations in the United States by an Iranian American boy.


Wrap Your Arms Around Me, Frederick Lightfoot Bayne Jan 2018

Wrap Your Arms Around Me, Frederick Lightfoot Bayne

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Most of the personal themes in this project are not things I am comfortable with expressing verbally or textually. The reason they came out in this body of work is because it how I found myself comfortably addressing them. I can acknowledge that I was working through frustration, pain, and confusion related to my body and relationship to other bodies. Being a private person, however, I am far more interested in people approaching this work with their own narratives and associations than using it to get a glimpse into my own personal struggles. While visually and thematically the work can ...


American Idyll: A Place To Call Home, Bowen Walsh Fernie Jan 2018

American Idyll: A Place To Call Home, Bowen Walsh Fernie

Senior Projects Spring 2018

I was raised in Italy from the age of five and when I returned to the United States at eighteen, I was surprised by the way I was affected by the landscape I had never known or explored. I found myself drawn to American culture as it is stereotypically represented in movies and TV - the quaint houses, the schools with cheerleaders and locker rooms, the drive-in movie theaters – and began to examine how those stereotypes are reflected in the real world. From this initial interest I began exploring the American space that I envisioned myself inhabiting throughout my childhood and ...


A Womb With A View, Briauna Marie Falk Jan 2018

A Womb With A View, Briauna Marie Falk

Senior Projects Spring 2018

I found my mother’s pregnancy diary when I was 12. The diary presents not only the story of my origin, but also the story of how my biological father left my mother. The diary gave me insight into what unfolded while I was growing inside her, and yet, many questions still remain unanswered. I have heard that trauma experienced by the mother is felt in utero alongside her – I worry one of the first feelings I felt was true sadness. Ideally the diary could answer my unresolved questions, but instead I am left to my imagination. The diary cannot ...


Secret_Menu, Charles K. Mai Jan 2018

Secret_Menu, Charles K. Mai

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Pretty Young Host, Maria Isabelle Filippa Olsson Skalin Jan 2018

Pretty Young Host, Maria Isabelle Filippa Olsson Skalin

Senior Projects Spring 2018

“Pretty Young Host” is largely inspired by my upbringing in a society that impresses a sense of normalcy, bordering on necessity for women to have children in order to live happily. This societal pressure has led to my fascination with the Western world’s consumption and production of women as “fertile bodies”, including pro-natalist advertising and media that specifically targets women. I was both interested in and horrified by television commercials of life-like baby dolls for young girls, teaching them from a young age to learn how to raise and care for a child, as well as some advertising in ...


Crazy In The Garden, Martin Pate Katzoff Jan 2018

Crazy In The Garden, Martin Pate Katzoff

Senior Projects Fall 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.