Parsons at Bushwick Open Studios
Post Date: June 11, 2015
Numerous faculty, staff and students from Parsons took part in the second annual Fred Frelinghuysen Presents… exhibition of sculpture and performance during the Bushwick Open Studios (June 5 – 7, 2015).
Featuring the following Parsons faculty, staff and students:
Hee Chan Kim, SDS Workshop Manager
Greg Climer, SOF, Assistant Professor of Fashion
Andrew Cornell Robinson, SDS, Assistant Professor of Strategic Design
Michael Kirk, Adjunct faculty, AMT, Printmaking
Angelo Jones, SCE, BFA Architecture class of 2017
Jonathan Niederer, SDS, BS Urban Design class of 2015
There was an interdisciplinary theme to the exhibition over all, featuring a blend of performance, sculpture, design and architectural explorations. Highlights of the exhibition include:
- A premiere of a “Knitted” animation by fashion designer Greg Climer who knitted a scarf that measures seventeen inches wide by one New York City block long and included the film stills of an animation (also on view).
- Music composed in an interactive improvisation with the renowned, Brooklyn based, jazz composer Brett Sroka, and the theater and sound installation artist Roarke Menzies.
- Marat Mahākāla, a large scale wheat-pasted mural created by Andrew Cornell Robinson and Michael Kirk and installed with the help of students from Parsons and Cooper Union.
- Robinson also showed a new work titled Bürolandschaft The Executive Grotto; a mediation on architecture and control, based on his research into post war German corporate office planning and the birth of the “action office” and the cubicle.
Knitted Film, knitted sequence of a film, approximately one New York city block long.
Marat Mahākāla, by Andrew Cornell Robinson and Michael Kirk, 2014, Silkscreen, wheat paste installation, 108 x 300 inches.
Bürolandschaft Model, 2014, wood, ceramic, silkscreen.