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The print edition of Maquette Issue 2 has arrived at CCAM! Designed by Furqan Jawed and Anna Sagström, it features an exclusive cover contribution by the artist Fabio Barile.
First published online in June 2021, each article approaches problem-solving both in the time of COVID and in a larger context. Maquette was founded to serve 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 of this issue 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 Alex 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 Dana 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 online, 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.
The Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) at Yale activates creative research and practice across disciplines to advance the cultural landscape of our time. We initiate and support work that adopts and investigates approaches from the arts, architecture, engineering, the sciences, and more. We regularly present our discoveries to the public in dialogue and partnership with the university, New Haven, and the world.
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