Thinking Artistically and Mathematically

Professors Skillin-Brauchle and Laison see many exciting overlaps as well as compelling deviation in artistic and mathematical thinking. Together they would like to work with students to investigate concepts central to both fine art and mathematics, and develop projects which draw on both disciplines. Possible topics include patterns, abstraction, and the use of rule systems.

"Draw a line and follow it." --Fluxus score by LaMonte Young

Fluxus, an experimental art movement born in the 1960's, relies on scores. Scores are directives or rules passed from one artist to another resulting in impromptu performance art, sculpture, and drawing. This summer I plan to dive deeply into the study and practice of rule-based systems as a mechanism to push my studio practice in unexpected directions. Particular goals include: investigating new approaches to conceive performance art events, exploration of public intervention tactics, and developing an alternative methodology for a new drawing project.

Willamette University

Liberal Arts Research Collaborative

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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