ABOUT THE LECTURE
Institute for New Feeling presented the conceptual framework of their three-person collaboration and how its structure fosters the exploration of new ways of feeling, and ways of feeling new. Presenting a number of diverse media projects –including video, virtual reality, SEO marketing, wellness products, and therapy sessions –their work borrows from the language of corporate branding, new age healing, mainstream medicine, and the health and beauty industry. Institute highlighted recent projects that investigate “wellness” as a shifting, slippery intersection of capitalism, technological innovation, and the body. Alongside this lecture, the Institute allowed attendees to sample their new perfume line, A Collection of Air Qualities.
This event also included a short post-lecture reception with the artists.
ABOUT THE LECTURERS
The Institute for New Feeling (IfNf) is a three-person collective founded by Scott Andrew, Agnes Bolt, and Nina Sarnelle. The artists are based in Los Angeles, California and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Their work takes the form of objects, installations, and digital publications offering treatments, therapies, retreats, research studies and wellness products crafted to address life in the modern world. Learn more about Institute for New Feeling at their website.
VIDEO INSTALLATION AT COUNTERPATH
Our friends at Counterpath hosted a video installation of Institute for New Feeling’s wellness product line on Friday, November 4, 2016. The artists presented a looping series of video advertisements from their line of speculative sculptural products for a one-night engagement.
PRIVATE EVENTS FOR THE RMCAD COMMUNITY
The artists will also participate in the following events with the RMCAD community.
Next Day Q+A Luncheon with Institute for New Feeling
Friday, November 4, 2016
RMCAD faculty, staff, and students joined the VASD Program and artists Institute for New Feeling for a casual Q+A session over lunch. This intimate gathering provided an opportunity to further discuss the ideas presented in the previous night’s lecture and a place to further engage with our special guests.
Touch Things with 50% Less Pressure: Workshop with Institute for New Feeling
Friday, November 4, 2016
In this workshop, RMCAD students created a home remedy, inspired by the structure of Fluxus scores, YouTube tutorials, eHow articles, and the IfNf’s Felt Book. Projects ranged from a single sentence instructional, to an image, a video, or web-based interaction. Each student was asked to take on the Institute for New Feeling’s mission statement: to explore “new ways of feeling, and ways of feeling new.” Students exchanged their remedies with each other to be enacted during and after the workshop.
INSTITUTE FOR NEW FEELING’S SUGGESTED READING LIST
The suggested reading list includes various reading and media recommendations provided by the visitor. This list of materials can include projects authored by the artist or others, and provides further insight into the visitor’s sources of inspiration and additional context surrounding the artist/scholar/designer’s work and practice. This list is shared with RMCAD students and faculty and is archived on the website for academic integration and research opportunities. The physical materials are archived in the RMCAD campus library and the VASD Program archive.
Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari (book)
Notes on the Inorganic, Part I: Accelerations by Gene Moreno (article)
Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and Politics of Spectatorship by Claire Bishop. London: Verso, 2012 (book)
In Defense of the Poor Image by Hito Steyerl (article)
Search History (June 2015. Written in parallel with Institute for New Feeling: Seek) by Rebecca Worby (article)
Manifesto of Futurism by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (book)
Fluxus Cookbook (book)
Grapefruit by Yoko Ono (book)
Essays on the Blurring of Art & Life by Allan Kaprow (book)
Life-Hacks of the Poor and Aimless by Laurie Penny (article)
A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon by C.A. Conrad (book)
FluxFilm Anthology, Ubuweb Collection (media)
Being John Malkovich directed by Spike Jonze (film)
The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil (book)
eXistenZ directed by David Cronenberg (film)
Solaris directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (film)
Stalker directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (film)
Nostalgia directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (film)
Dogtooth directed by Yorgos Langthimos (film)
The Lobster directed by Yorgos Langthimos (film)
Alps directed by Yorgos Langthimos (film)
The Institute directed by Spencer McCall (film)