Instructor: Victoria McReynolds


Violet Light on the Llano Estacado

and the House of Irreconcilable Forces



COURSE INFO ANNOUNCEMENTS

Syllabus

Schedule

References

Wiki Help

Student Handbook

University Catalog


1/19 Studio Presentation

2/3 Light Score



EXERCISES

01_Violet Light

02_Courtyard

03_Mapping the Monument


PROJECT

House of Irreconcilable Forces



ROSTER

Beam, Jennifer
Becerra, Roberto
Frizzell, Sergei
Lightfoot, Caleb
Ramos, Mario
Reyes, Rebekah
Verette, Christopher



PREVIOUS STUDIO

Spring 2016
Fall 2014



    


House of Irreconcilable Forces Video + Essay

Prompt: Write an essay that describe your House of Irreconcilable Forces through the depiction of the courtyard, violet light, and the llano estacado. Depart from your critique as illustrated in your collage and incorporate ideas that were realized and/or concluding observations made from the previous three essays. Contextualize you project according to site and light. Define the performance of light in your coutyard and subsequently in the house, considering the duration of a day and nuance of morning and evening rather than the typical solstice extremes. Identify the significant light controlling features through architectural features and human experience. Personalize the experience by using concrete words to describe key moments and actions in which light links body, space, architecture and landscape. Be sure to lead with an exemplary first line that embodies a strong idea of what is to come.

Additionally, produce a digital 3 - 5 minute video that correlates violet light, llano estacado, tones, and details with your courtyard, house, and intimate spaces from your previous light timelapse, monument videos, semester photos and violet light sounds. This video is to be the atmospheric narrative of your project - domesticity in the Llano Estacado. The only new content to incorporate is the recording of violet light within your projectm model and found sounds. Video content can be collaged, post-produced, and edited to make for a seemless presentation of your project.


Friday (4/28)
-Assigned

Wednesday (5/3)
-First Draft Essay + Video

Tuesday (5/9)
-Due Final Essay + Video


--Victoria McReynolds 12:44, 28 April 2017 (CDT)



Monuments of the Llano Estacado Video + Essay

Prompt: Describe your position on monuments of the Llano Estacado in a highly refined and clearly written short essay. Define the primary unit and describe how these units organize and exhibit monumental features within the Llano Estacado, according to both scientific and atmospheric features. Additionally describe how the unit reveals new understandings of territorial edges, scale, as well as the role time and perception play in defining the monumental nature of the units. Articulate your position of the Llano Estacado according to these new monuments, for example is it a positive feature, negative feature and for what reasons. Be sure to lead with an exemplary first line that embodies a strong idea of what is to come.


Additionally, produce a digital 3 minute (minimum) video that gives presence to monumental features of the Llano Estacado sourced during the excursion. Can be moving and/or still images. Be sure to document and provide description of perceptual, scalar, pattern, time, and territory conditions.


Monday (2/20)
-Assigned


Monday (2/27)
-First of Monument Essay, printed
-First draft Monument video clip, minimum 3 minutes


Wednesday (correction, 3/8)
-Final Monument Essay due
-Due Date: March 8, 2017 (correction)


--Victoria McReynolds 06:15, 24 February 2017 (CST)



Courtyard Time-lapse + Essay

Prompt: Describe your position on the role of the Courtyard within West Texas as a form that manifests the tension between interior and exterior in a highly refined, clearly written short essay. Define the nature of the tension between the interior as an intimate place and the condition of exterior as the vast expansive plain. In addition describe how the horizontal light activates the form and carries the outside inside back out. Articulate the role of the courtyard as that which gives form to the two contrasting scales of habitation, for example does it exaggerate the difference between exterior and interior, carry the vastness to the interior, or reinforce intimacy. Be sure to lead with an exemplary first line that embodies a strong idea and taste of what is to come.


Additionally consider light within a Courtyard; how does Violet Light movement look? Produce a time-lapse video of the passing light within a courtyard that compliments your essay. Track the crawl of light within a courtyard through time-lapse documentation (utilizing a tripod) that focuses on detail, surface material, reflection, and movement of a light edge.


Receive feedback on your first draft during Monday's (2/6) studio, second draft from either the Graduate Writing Center (located in room 43 of the Administration Building, inside the Graduate Center) or the University Writing Center (located in room 175 of the English/Philosophy Building) in time to write a third draft prior to the following Monday's (2/13) class meeting.


Monday (2/6)
-First of Courtyard Essay, printed
-First draft Courtyard video clip, minimum 3 minutes


Wednesday (2/13)
-Final Courtyard Essay due


--Victoria McReynolds 14:07, 5 February 2017 (CST)



Violet Light

Explore, investigate, and demonstrate violet light operating within an enclosure in Lubbock or the Llano Estacado. Goal is to demonstrate violet light in a space opposed to the spectacle of the event. Refer to the 01_Violet Light project prompt.


Work from definitions provided in the studio syllabus, the Twilight Calculator and the Photographer's Ephemeris, as well as the sun path chart from UO SMRL. Key conditions that indicate a violet light situation include natural light projected on a vertical surface and the combination of natural and electric light, although these are not the only scenarios in which violet light occurs. Documentation of an enclosure is best conveyed through demonstrated boundaries, pattern repetition, and/or boundary behind the camera being projected into the frame.


Each photograph is to include a log description of environment information, for example: time, weather, orientation, etc. Additionally take field notes within the violet light hours to grow your observation of light behavior during these specific and dynamic times of the day. Submit at minimum nine photos with at least one photo from sunrise, one photo from sunset - each photo must be from a different location from each other and from previous Violet Light studio locations.


Monday (1/23)
-(12) Violet Light Evidence Images + time stamp log: image size 8" height, any width"
-Violet Light Field Log: sketchbook with recordings of light and atmosphere observations
-Upload work to individual wiki page for comment and feedback


--Victoria McReynolds 23:04, 21 January 2017 (CST)



Violet Light Audio + Essay

Prompt: Describe your position on Violet Light in a highly refined and clearly written short essay. Provide a definition of Violet Light according to both scientific and atmospheric features. Consider what the weight of Violet Light and how it shapes our environment. Articulate your position on Violet Light in relation to a context, for example is it a positive feature, negative feature and for what reasons. Be sure to lead with an exemplary first line that embodies a strong idea and taste of what is to come.


Additionally consider Violet Light according to sound; how does Violet Light sound? Produce an audio recording of Violet Light that compliments your written description.


Receive feedback on your first draft from Curtis Bauer during Monday's (1/23) studio, second draft from either the Graduate Writing Center (located in room 43 of the Administration Building, inside the Graduate Center) or the University Writing Center (located in room 175 of the English/Philosophy Building) in time to write a third draft prior to the following Monday's (1/30) class meeting.


Monday (1/23)
-First of Violet Light Essay, printed
-First draft Violet Light audio clip, minimum 10 seconds


--Victoria McReynolds 22:58, 21 January 2017 (CST)