What are the mechanics of making a formalist avant-garde design/art object? How is a the formailist avant-garde different than the historical avant-garde? how can you make more compelling art/design objects?
Posts pertain to Elliott Earls actual physical studio.
Cognitive Expressionism as an approach to both Art & Design is a statement of defiance in the face of institutionalized stupidity. What is institutionalized stupidity? What is Cognitive expressionism? How can you incorporate these things into your studio practice and stand up to the stupification of our culture? Episode 14 of Elliott Earls Studio Practice […]
Episode 7 of “Studio Practice.” In this episode Elliott Earls offers suggestions on how to learn from the critique process, shows an example of integrating family into a studio practice, discusses the benefits of failure. This episode features break dancing (isolations) and Elliott’s talk at The Drawing Center in New York. Episode Notes: David Bohm […]
In this episode Elliott Earls gives suggestions for how to avoid working in the “cube farm.” He draws on the work of Detroit based designer Chris Schanck, Detroit born motivational speaker Dr. Eric Thomas and clothing designer Marc Ecko as examples. Elliott also gives away a signed, limited-edition print as a thank you to the […]
Snapchat has a function called “MyStory” which keeps a running journal of video and pictures for 24 hours only. The oldest element in the chain falls off the end after 24. This allows for a less “precious” approach to studio and life documentation. If it’s gone in 24 hours, why sweat it? Trust me when […]