SIM updates

This note is a follow-up to the announcements that Nita made in our last major studio meeting about mid semester warnings, as well as a few other things:
 
1WARNINGS: It is time for mid-semester warnings. Mid-semester warnings are given out in SIM Major Studio for the following reasons – frequent absences/lates/leaving early; zero productions before mid semesterzero presentations before mid semesterlack of participation in group projects and critique; or missing any of the 10 requirements outlined in the syllabus. https://massartsim.org/about/current-syllabus/
Please contact your advisor or any other SIM Faculty if you have concerns or questions regarding what the requirements are in the SIM major studio. Warnings do not show up on transcripts… it is  a way for the faculty to tap you on your digital shoulder and check-in. 
2. REGISTRATION Registration is happening right now. Please be sure and be in touch with Faculty in order to get unlocked and or if you have any questions at all about the SIM electives. We’ve got some new classes this spring so we’d love to tell you more about them. Also please be sure to share information about these electives with your friends and other departments SO THAT THEY ALL RUN!!
3. SCHEDULING ISSUES: In other news, in the coming weeks, Elaine is out of town with an amazing opportunity to share her work in Ireland and Juan will be out of town next week, working with a SIM MFA alum at the Museum of Modern Art in Medellín, Colombia.  In addition to expanding potential opportunities and networks around the world for you, this means we have had to make some scheduling adjustments.  We’ve decided to postpone the department-wide reading discussion to early in the spring semester and move the next SIM Dept meeting to November 14 (instead of this coming Thursday Nov 7).
 
4. PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITIES: There are a LOT of folx that need to present at least 2 times before the end of the semester (see warnings above). We need at least 46 presentations slots to accommodate everyone. There are 5 classes left, one of which is the big SIM show date.  Below are the remaining presentations opportunities and the producers that need to be contacted. We could have enough possible slots but you are all going to have to organize yourselves and take the time management requirements of being a SIM major seriously.
 

Small Group Day – 11/7/19 (Elaine out of town)
– Poetry and Creative Writing related to Visual art practice (N181) Producers:Thomas Mackie, Jacob Cabral, Hope Antonellis, Gaby Schaab
– Alien (Pozen) Producers:Klara Wang, Griffin Christoffersen, Erica Gaeta, Amber Hayes
– General Presentations Group  (Sound Studio) Producers:Ace Epstein

Small Group Day – 11/14/19 (Elaine and Juan out of town)
– Experimental Ensembles + SIM meeting (Pozen) Producers:Olivia Sisay
– Cabaret Art  + SIM meeting(N181) Producers:Luc Miglin
– Artwork Critique + SIM meeting Producers:Eddie O’Donoghue

Small Group Day – 11/21/19
– Queer Art – end at 6 (Tyrone Maurice Adderley lecture with Dr. Cornel West, 6 pm Tower) (N181) Producers:Thomas Mackie, Arlo Farr-Weinfeld, Ace Epstein
– BIG Show Prep and Work in Progress – end at 6 (Tyrone Maurice Adderley lecture with Dr. Cornel West, 6 pm Tower) Producers:Julia Ferron
 Anti – end at 6 (Tyrone Maurice Adderley lecture with Dr. Cornel West, 6 pm Tower) Producers: Roy
– A/V part 2 – end at 6 (Tyrone Maurice Adderley lecture with Dr. Cornel West, 6 pm Tower) Producers: Timothy

No Class – 11/28/19 – thanksgiving

Big Group Day – 12/5/19
Department Exhibit (Pozen) Producers:Jilliane Mortimer

Big Group Day – 12/12/19
Big Group (departing senior ceremony 30 min) Producers:Freddy Thomas

You can always see this scheduling info for yourselves at https://inside.massartsim.org/thursdays  I implore you to get on the sim site and use it – that’s where the info is kept for you to use.

Reminder – presentation ‘credit’ is dependent on an individualized critical discussion of your artistic practice and goals, event if/when it is part of a collaboration. Collaboration is a key component of SIM – if you want ‘credit’ for this type of work, I recommend pulling together documentation of your collaborations and present that work with particular attention to your role in the collaboration and how this interrelates with your artistic and educational path.

Welcome to SIM FA19

The end of Summer is on the horizon which might be a drag but it also means the countdown to an entirely new Studio for Interrelated Media!
 
Welcome NEW SIM MAJORS!!!  We are really looking forward to meeting you and introducing you to the magic that is SIM.
If this will be your first semester in SIM, we’d like to invite you to a mandatory orientation meeting on Wednesday September 4 from 1 – 3 in the Pozen Center for Interrelated Media on the first floor of the North building across from the Godine Gallery.  All electives start on Tuesday September 3, however you will have no classes booked during this 1-3 block of time on Wednesday.
During this time, we will: introduce you to the faculty and staff; you’ll meet some current SIM Majors; we’ll take your photo for our community website; give you a tour of the SIM spaces; and answer your questions about the program.
*Please email nsturiale@massart.edu – to RSVP for the orientation
If you are a returning student and would like to help welcome the new majors to the program, please also RSVP to Nita so I know how much food to order!
Our first SIM Major Studio class of the semester will meet on Thursday September 5 at 1:30pm in the Pozen Center.
Be sure to visit sim.massart.edu for more info about the program.
If you have any questions or I’ve forgotten anything or anyone, feel free to let me know. See you soon!

Nita
~ along with all the other SIM Faculty and Staff –
Max Azanow
Elaine Buckholtz
Eric Freeman
Dana Moser
Juan Obando

Welcome to SIM SP19

We are welcoming new SIM Majors this spring and saying goodbye to a few that are flying off to new adventures.

We also have many amazing guests coming and events happening this spring.

 

Welcome to SIM!!! FA18

We are really looking forward to meeting you and introducing you to the magic that is SIM.
If this will be your first semester in SIM, we’d like to invite you to a mandatory orientation meeting on Wednesday September 5 from 1 – 3 in the Pozen Center for Interrelated Media on the first floor of the North building across from the Godine Gallery.
We will introduce you to the faculty and staff and your faculty advisors; you’ll meet some current SIM Majors; we’ll take your photo for our community website; and answer your questions about the program.
*Please email nsturiale@massart.edu – to RSVP for the orientation
All electives start on Tuesday September 4 however you *should* have no classes booked during this 1-3 block of time on Wednesday. Your SIM Major Studio class will meet for its first class of the semester on Thursday September 6 at 1:30pm in the Pozen Center.
If you have any questions or I’ve forgotten anything or anyone, feel free to let me know. See you soon!
SIM Faculty and Staff,

Max Azanow
Elaine Buckholtz
Darren Cole
Eric Freeman
Juan Obando
Nita Sturiale

FA17 Review boards!

Here is a document explaining review board process. it includes a link to the google calendar that shows what slots are available during review board week starting on december 18 –

https://docs.google.com/a/massart.edu/document/d/19W7381fDi2AVGHSTSa6hHv7OFw4OLLWWmw0t5RHAUx8/edit?usp=sharing

Harris Barron in Flight

Harris Barron, the founder of the Studio for Interrelated Media passed away Sunday October 22 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by family.  He spent the last few weeks of his life talking on the phone and in person for hours every day making sure he said goodbye, offered last bits of advice, and directed a few more actions.

Harris will be remembered by hundreds of students and collaborators as a motivating presence that had no patience for excuses.  His legacy lives on in his artwork and poetry, the individuals that have been transformed by his energy and commitment, and in the Studio for Interrelated Media department that he founded in 1969 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 

Harris has maintained a close relationship with many SIM students and alumni since he retired from the college in 1988.  He has met almost all of the recipients of the Harris Barron Scholarship since it was first offered in 2010.

Harris is survived by his wife and artistic collaborator of 70 years, Ros Barron, his son Matthew Barron,  daughter Becky Barron,  and his grandchildren. 

If you’d like to know more about Harris, read this article, Harris Barron, written by Ron Wallace in 1988 (SIM Alum, 1974)

And check out Harris and Ros Barron’s website

 

 

Jack Pierson (SIM 1984) visits SIM!

Jack Pierson (SIM 1984) is a special guest of SIM as part of the MassArt Presidential Inaugural events.

Jack will be in SIM during the day as a guest critic and will be giving an artist talk on October 19 6:30 in Pozen. Reception in between.

See FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/131940727443971/

There will also be a Godine Gallery exhibition inspired by his work.

Please check out this Research Guide created by the MassArt Library Staff to learn more about Jack and make some Art for the exhibit!

https://massart.libguides.com/c.php?g=727530