Daily Archives: August 26, 2012

First Day 2012!

Monday we will be meeting in Harder Hall in the Foundations Studio at 8am. Please be on time since we will be jump-starting things rather quickly.

Please bring with you your Tool Kit, Home Map, Special Object and Sketchbook/Pen.

While you did not need to buy your Tool Kit from AU, it is required for all students. If you did not pre-order a Tool Kit and need one, the Bookstore does have extra for sale, but please act fast since they are limited. You will not need your book, How to Be an Explorer of the World, just yet.

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Welcome to Visiting Artists!

Join us in welcoming Joanna Wright and Alex Ashcroft to Alfred! They were invited by the Foundation faculty to create a first week adventure. You all will be working with them this week on a project titled, HUNT!

Joanna Wright is a Welsh artist who works with documentary film, oral history recording, archives and photography. She’s the artist in residence for Zero Carbon Britain 2030, http://www.zerocarbonbritain.com/ at the Centre for Alternative Technology http://www.cat.org.uk/  where she’s setting up a collaborative, artist led, documentary project to record the work of the zero carbon research project.

Joanna lives and works in Bangor, in north west Wales.

Alex Ashcroft is a sound designer and engineer working across diverse audio disciplines. His collaborations include studio recording and location recording projects, film work, audio-visual gallery installations and live performance art. He is based in London and works internationally.

Joanna Wright and Alex Ashcroft have worked on a number of collaborative projects together, and have recently been commissioned by the Arts Council in the UK to produce a new project that will be shown on the side of a medieval castle here: http://blincdigital.com/