Intervals of Process
SDSU MFA @ Art Produce
SDSU MFA @ Art Produce
Art Produce and the School of Art + Design at SDSU have partnered for more than a decade to bring the work of undergraduate students, MFA candidates and SDSU faculty to North Park and the broader San Diego community.
Intervals of Process is a series of short videos created by MFA candidates that provides an opportunity for this cohort of artists to interact with a public audience. The works included represent multiple areas of study ranging from ceramics and woodworking to graphic design and sculpture. Their collection of videos considers the many ways in which the current twin pandemics of COVID-19 and a reckoning with systemic racism in our country have encouraged us to reconsider how we navigate in our communities and what we consider valuable.
Through multiple approaches, Intervals of Process visualizes the shifts we’ve experienced in how we interpret time and how we maintain a sense of belonging. Through poetic imagery, humor, and personal accounts, the artists share space for reflection and connection.
These two videos walk through the utilitarian and creative processes of ceramics, explaining the methods used and concepts considered while making a ceramic mug. Video 1, running time 2:50; video 2, running time 2:58.
These short films give a glimpse into the smaller projects a furniture maker comes up with while pouring over their sketch book. Often these live forever within the binding of that book and rarely are rendered. Come with us as we look and marvel at a physical manifestation of a sketch.
Thinking with My Eyes, 2020, is a series of short videos that grapples with the familiar in the completely disjointed world offered in our current world paradigm. These minimalistic yet subtly distorted gestures attempt mediation, but find themselves in an altered universe.
Studies for Watching the Dust Settle, 2020, is a series of time-lapse videos exploring the seemingly permanent aspects of current events and the ephemerality of dreams. Unfired clay is used in the form of fishing lures to connect to notions of desire and the tools used to achieve them. Water and gravity transform the lures while exposing their contents.
Undulate, 2020, is a sculptural installation that explores making during a time in which the viewer is distanced from the physical work. This piece explores the idea of daily meditation to reset the mind and gives a quiet subtle experience that can only be achieved by standing still.
The Tea Room - Memories, thoughts, and imaginations we carry, sometimes has the same reflection as meditation to us. During our everyday life there are some times that we sink in reminiscence of specific time, place, and/or people like contemplation but then a noise or a smell that is happening around us will make us come back to the present moment and this transition happen just in a blink of an eye.
Intervals of Process is presented as part of Gather, an innovative coalition of partners from San Diego’s arts community dedicated to emerging artists, collaboration and community building. Gather partners share audiences, create cross-curatorial projects, and produce significant events relevant to our region. Gather is committed to providing opportunities for professional growth for emerging artists and students alike. Gather partners include San Diego State University, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Bread & Salt, and Art Produce.