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Summer 2020 – Horizons of the Metaverse

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Horizons of the Metaverse
Judit Navratil + Beatriz Escobar

2 sessions >> August 15-16
10am-4pm, MCR 2, $195

In this course students will alternate between working in virtual and non-virtual spaces, using knowledge and concepts from drawing, sculpture and performance art. Students will learn the basics for expanding their work into a VR space and reflect on the aesthetic, philosophical and social implications of such a practice. The course culminates with the creation of a short video clip by each student, blending their productions and explorations in the virtual and embodied activities throughout the class.

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Beatriz Escobar is an artist and educator working primarily with participatory art projects and relational objects, engaging decolonial imaginaries and investigating how embodied knowledge interacts with the experience of otherness. She is interested in the tensions arising from the excessive consumption of the Tropical by The Global North and is constantly entangling herself and the audience in constructed and shifting power dynamics. She is also engaged in creating platforms for local artists, such as the Draw The Line Residency, a residency for artists without formal art education, five iterations of WIP Performance Art (with Useless Initiatives), and she is a co-founder of Emergent Landscapes (with Anna Xu), a platform for site-specific work in natural landscapes centering Black and Brown artists.

Escobar grew up in São Paulo, and is now based in the Bay Area. She holds an MFA in Social Practice from California College of the Arts, where she received the Impact Awards 2017 for her project Amazonas Riverine Program. She was a 2017-2018 Creative Dissent Fellow at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a 2018-2019 Community Engagement Fellow at Destiny Arts Center, and is currently an Affiliate Artist at Headlands Center for the Arts.

www.beatrizescobar.net

Judit Navratil’s practice is multivalent, engaging performance, social practices, drawing, as well as video and VR. The relationship between the real and virtual is personally significant to Judit, as she has moved between several different countries and cultures in her lifetime, and relies on digital means to connect to people and places in an attempt to construct “home.” Her projects are as much affective mappings of what it means to continuously oscillate between analog and digital, past and present. Navratil uses her body-device to keep balance through her compass-meditation: the Long Distance Somersault career. Rolling as far as she can helps her seeking higher alternatives and to gaze in the Eye of the Hurricane.

Navratil earned an MFA in Painting at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2008 and an MFA at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2019. She has been exhibiting in Hungary, Canada, France, Korea and the Bay Area. Her work has been recognized through awards and residencies including the Cadogan Art Award, a residency at Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), the Dennis Leon and Christin Nelson Scholarship and a Presidential Scholarship for Anderson Ranch. She is currently an affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

www.navratiljudit.com


PLEASE NOTE: Public Education courses are held contingent on a minimum enrollment, which is determined two business days prior to a class start date. Public Education Staff will contact you ONLY if there is a course cancellation or change.

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What materials (if any) will I need to bring to class?
Each course requires specific materials that we ask you bring to your first class session so you can get started making right away. Materials lists are available online on our website here, click on your course title, and then click on the blue "Materials List" link underneath the course dates. If you have any questions regarding materials, please contact Public Education Staff.

What are my transport/parking options getting to San Francisco Art Institute?
All classes, unless otherwise noted, meet at 800 Chestnut Street, between Jones and Leavenworth. You can find directions to campus on the SFAI website.

SFAI is located in a residential neighborhood, and free two-hour parking is available on all of the streets immediately surrounding the school. The two-hour restriction cuts off at 9 pm, so evening Public Education students do not need to move their car, unless you arrive prior to 7 pm.

SFAI is easily accessible via public transportation, with Muni bus lines #30 Stockton, #45 Union, and #47 Van Ness located within a few blocks of campus.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
SFAI Public Education Staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the Public Education program, or our courses. We are in the office Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Call us at: 415.749.4554 or e-mail: publiceducation@sfai.edu

What is the refund policy?
Refund requests must be made in writing to publiceducation@sfai.edu.

For courses that meet for ten sessions or more, a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given if written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the third class. No refund is given after the class has met three times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.

For courses that meet for six sessions or fewer, a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the second class. No refund is given after the class has met two times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.

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