Time: Frame

Self Exploration, duration: 04:31, audio captured on a Zoom H6n and edited in Adobe Audition, by student Joi Zhang. (Above) video still, Joi Zhang, Self-portrait project. 

For this assignment, students in the classroom collectively came up with themes based on various topic categories. Then using a random selection process, each selected a theme generated by one of their peers. Using techniques of field recording and audio editing in class, the students responded to each of their respective themes. 

HD video, duration: 00:56, audio recording of philosopher Alan Watts, editing and cinematography by student Truman Schaffer. Self-portrait project. 

HD video and animation, duration: 03:42, by student Tamina Green. Self-portrait project. 

Think TED Talk meets Allan Kaprow's Happenings, with topics of their choosing ranging from presentations about authorship (content versus creator), Traditional Chinese painting, Cult Film analysis, and philosophy and the isolations of the senses.

Photo documentation forthcoming

Lecture-performance venue.

Lecture-performance is as ethereal and enigmatic as its mother tongue, performance. By now many in the Art world have encountered the term, perhaps as a fleeting reference as if it were an underground club, or a whisper of an occurrence about artists performing beyond expectations of normality and institutional etiquette – leaning instead into forms of non-knowledge and poignant absurdity– regardless lecture-performance is truly a form of “you had to been there.”

Like performance, the aftermath of the lecture-performance exists only in frames: the single frame of a photograph, the framing of the event by art

historians or critics for those who weren’t graced by its presence, or the

frame of the vitrine which surrounds objects from the happening, acting as

a transparent shield from onlookers and would be fondlers. PULP presents yet another framing of the lecture-performance, one activated by the students of The New School Parsons, First Year Studies of the School of Art and Design History and Theory Department, Time: Frame.


They are: Daisy Shen, Erryle Miranda, Jd Ussery, Joi Zhang, Luke Harris, Matt Lovsted, Tamina Green, and Truman Shaffner

Time: Frame

The New School Parsons

First Year Program 

The School of Art and Design History and Theory

Fall 2019

Course description:

In this class we will explore the “idea” of time. How do we track time? How is it experienced in the real world? How is it experienced in a piece of art? Throughout the semester, you will engage with the idea that time is a malleable concept. When you begin to consider the cultural and perceptual constructions of time, it becomes a material whose properties you can learn to manipulate and use in your work. You will be introduced to time-based media, including InDesign, Adobe Audition, and Premiere Pro. Through these programs and others you will learn to create layouts for print, as well as edit and shoot video. You will experiment with attention span,  duration,  linear and  non-linear  narratives.  Studio  projects,  readings, writing  and  examples  of  many  artists’  work  are  used to  examine  how  our  ideas  about  time  have  evolved. The  course  encourages  a  spirit  of  play  and experimentation.  How  does  time  impact our sense of memory and identity in ways that can influence our art, design and strategic thinking processes? 




                  ACCELERATED TIME