Exhibition by Javier Fresneda + Sessions led by Dominic P. Miller,
Kyle J Thompson, Saúl Hernández, Seth Ferris, Sindhu Thirumalaisamy and Verónica Santiago Moniello.
Curated by Elizabeth D. Miller and Melinda Guillen.
Edited by Javier Fresneda.
April 20, 2016 – May 27, 2016
Opening reception: Wednesday, April 20th 6-9pm Closing reception: Friday, May 27th 6-9pm
Discursive and Curatorial Productions (DCP) Initiative
Structural and Materials Engineering Building (SME) 406
DCP Space will be open Mondays from 4-6pm; Tuesdays from 12-3pm; and by appointment
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The UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts and DCP Initiative is pleased to announce its first residency of the 2015-16 academic year by Ph.D. student Javier Fresneda, from April 20, 2016 to May 27, 2016.
Fresneda’s residency includes two phases. First, the DCP will host a reception featuring SUSSAGES, a work-specific installation conceived by the artist which reflects modes of accessing digital images and their infrastructural condition. Throughout the use of found- sculptures, pictograms and printed artifacts, Fresneda’s installation generates gradients of the visualization and experience of images.
Second, DCP will host SUSSAGES Sessions, an intervention series developed by MFA students Dominic P. Miller, Kyle J Thompson, Saúl Hernández, Seth Ferris, Sindhu Thirumalaisamy and Verónica Santiago Moniello. These sessions will serve as a discursive platform that allows invited artists and researchers to suss out artistic approaches toward the material foundations of the “laboratory” by analyzing its “format:” scale, limits, spatial layout, furniture and/or perceptual conditions. By taking into account the bodily and spatial implications of laboratory conditions, Sessions will also allow artists to explore the behavioral framework that constitutes the conditions of the laboratory concept —its bodily discipline, accoutrements, relational protocols and policies, to name a few attributes.
The UC San Diego Visual Arts Department Discursive and Curatorial Productions Initiative is a space designed for critical dialogue and experimentation in curatorial and discursive practices, with workshops for research into art practice, the aesthetics of materialization, and the cognitive and pedagogical potential of aesthetics. The DCP is led by Visual Arts Faculty Mariana Wardwell and Alena Williams with a team of Ph.D. Students.