Studio for Interrelated Media
"The artists in The Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) combine the study of many media by pursuing the representation of their ideas with the most appropriate media for each idea. This process often results in the extending, reshaping, and breaking of boundaries. SIM is project- and concept-centered and depends on the exchange of experience, knowledge and curiosities of a diverse community of students and faculty."
SIM is an incubator. It is a place that generates the kinds of ideas with the potential to grow into entirely new art forms. The artists in The Studio for Interrelated Media[SIM] study many media with the goal of expressing their ideas through the most appropriate media for each concept. This process often results in the extending, reshaping, and breaking of boundaries. SIM is project- and concept-centered and depends on the exchange of experience, knowledge and curiosities of a diverse community of students and faculty. In SIM, students gain practice in articulating their ideas, experience the planning needed to realize them, and learn the power of critique and collaboration.
SIM art overlaps and intersects with many other disciplines in order to encourage students to invent and develop experimental art forms, new directions, and unusual contexts. Each semester SIM provides a selection of courses in many media, such as: web art and digital distribution; video editing and production; interactive media and computer-controlled installations; dance techniques, choreography and improvisation; performance art and spoken word; the interrelationship between art and science; theater production and stage lighting; sound performance, composition, recording, and editing; event planning and production.
The SIM program manages a digital sound studio, a digital video editing suite, a 350 seat flexible performance space, and a store-house of analog and digital equipment ranging from a theremin and a mirror ball to the latest in HD video hardware. SIM students also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience curating, designing, and producing by annually re-inventing the Eventworks experimental arts festival and managing SIM's Godine Family Gallery.
Eventworks was a festival of multimedia and performance arts run by the SIM program. In the thirty-four years since, Eventworks has become known as a group of producers rather than the festival. It was founded to provide venues for new experimental art and to create a link within the college environment and the professional art world. In 1977, SIM students conceived of and held the first Eventworks festival, then an international festival of film and music. Eventworks has presented over three hundred artists working in music, installation, film, video, performance, dance, sound and more.
The annual Eventworks festival is a completely student-run nonprofit organization for the arts. Typically students produce this month-long, city-wide festival in which they curate the work of emerging and established artists and scholars while also running all aspects of the production: curating, technical operations, publicity and fundraising. However as the hands of Eventworks changes each year the goals and vision of the group change so the festival can be anything from one year long to one day long.
Each year, Eventworks producers are self-selected and elected (if need be) among the students in the SIM program. As of 2006 Eventworks producers receive academic credit from the college by registering in the Event Planning and Production course taught by Nita Sturiale (eworks 87’). Before 2006 students had to do independent studies in order to receive academic credit for Eventworks. The MassArt Student Government Association, the Studio for Interrelated Media program, and fundraising efforts throughout the year, provides funding for the Eventworks festival, and other events.
|1977: Joel Rubin, Michelle Snyder|
|1978: Joanne Guertin|
|1979: Michael Swisher, Susi Walsh, Todd McConchie|
|1980: Christian Marclay, Dan Kohnfelder|
|1982: James Williams|
|1983: San Shoppell, Laura Hanafin|
|1984: San Shoppell, Keith Kurman, Chris Shine|
|1985: Max Azanow of Bad Art Ensemble|
|1986: Eventworks 10 Laurie McKenna, J. Barr, Sue Cousineau|
|1987: Nita Sturiale, Tony Maciag|
|1988: Kate Redmond|
|1989: Keith Godbout, Fido Rodenbeck, Lolly Lincoln|
|1990: Fido Rodenbeck|
|1991: Mark Morey, Maya Hayuk|
|1992: Margo Gibson|
|1993: Jim McKay ??? is this correct?|
|1994: B. O'Connell|
|1995: Nicole McDonald, Jason Arnone|
|1996: Bobby Abate, Meredith Davis, Sue Grillo, Corrina Quist|
|1997: Lynne Stabile, Mia Castor, Jenny Ciafone|
|1998: Sharon Benedict, Vassili Sotos, Clay S. Fernald|
|1999: Marty Allen, Stefan Raither|
|2000: Maile Colbert, Roy Simmonds|
|2001: Jason Talbot, Brian Sniokaitis|
|2002: Ben Sisto, Janelle Vasseur|
|2003: Caroline Bloomberg, Matt Mazzone|
|2004: Sean Ryle, Sarah Ibrahim, Peter Berdovsky|
|2005: Jamie O'Brien, Meghan Tomeo, Matt Howell|
|2006: Kristen Palumbo, Emily Geanacopoulos, Casey Moran, Andrew DeVecchio|
|2007: Andrew DeVecchio, Dan DeLuca, Sean O'Brien, George Scharoun, Jake Turcotte|
|2008: Jeremy Cousins, Tom Fahey, Mark Persons, Andrea Zampitella, Daniel Kenney|
|2009: Sandra Aronson, Ben Brown, Paige Peterson|
|2010: Kara Stowkowski, Ian Deleon|
|2011: Brendan Antonelli, Scott Hadley, Dyllan Nguyen, Aly Stosz|
|2012: Monica Chiang, Johnny Chanthavong, Alex Kennedy, Brooke Scibelli|
|2013: Anthony Blomley-Cassetta, Noah Roscoe, Nell Robinson, Merri Sibley|
|2014: Kelsey Trottier, Molly Rennie, Megan Dauphinais|
|2015: Carley Callahan, Polina Protsenko, Caitlyn Pozerski|
Godine Family Gallery
The Godine Family Gallery serves as an educational tool for students in the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) who are interested in curatorial work and event production - much like Eventworks. Since its inception, the Godine Gallery has been entirely student-run. Because of the direct involvement of students, the space reflects the conversations present within the institution as well as the larger creative world. Additionally, the Godine Family Gallery has exhibited works of MassArt visiting artists, including interdisciplinary artist Marguerite Kahrl (www.kahrl.com) and sculptors and installation artists, the de la Torre Brothers (www.delatorrebros.com).
The Godine Family Gallery is one of several student-run galleries on the Massart campus. As a professional gallery set in an educational institution, the Godine Family Gallery is a means by which students can fully realize the potential of their artistic practice. The gallery is set apart by its focus: beyond merely acting as a means of showing work, the gallery serves as a nexus point where students, faculty, practicing artists, and other members of the community can take part in an intellectual, cultural and creative exchange. Because of its liberal approach to the institutional definition of the gallery’s role, the space is structurally organic, moving from exhibition to event, 2d and 3d work to performance. The Godine Family Gallery is an ever-changing and dynamic setting, growing and developing with each year of student involvement.
Godine Family Gallery managers receive academic credit from the college by registering in the Event Planning and Production course usually taught by Nita Sturiale. The gallery is funded solely by the Studio for Interrelated Media department.
|Godine Family Gallery Curators and Managers|
|2005: Lina Marie Giraldo|
|2006: Sean O'Brien|
|2007: Nika Nunley, Melanie Bernier, Patrick Mulligan|
|2008: Megan Sutherland, Adam Giangregorio|
|2009: Ali Reid, Evan Smith, Laurel O'Connell|
|2010: Samuel D. Toabe, Matthew Serpico|
|2011: Heather Armstrong, Kimberly O'Toole|
|2012: Stephanie Street|
|2013: Nicollette Bovat, Tyler Murphy|
|2014: Marissa Bedard, Esther Moon, Adrian Scott|
|2015: Jenny Proscia, Jamieson Edson|
Harris Barron Scholarship
This student scholarship of Massachusetts College of Art and Design Foundation, Inc. is awarded through a generous gift from Ros and Harris Barron, in addition to donations from friends and family. This scholarship is established in the name of Emeritus Professor Harris Barron—who taught at Massachusetts College of Art for 23 years, was the founder of the Studio for Interrelated Media Department (SIM) in 1970, and was the first chair of the ensuing Media Department (MPA).
The Harris Barron Scholarship shall be awarded each year to a Junior student who is eligible for financial aid and continuing through the senior year in the Studio for Interrelated Media Department [SIM], selected by that Department’s faculty, based on exceptional and/or innovative artistic merit with consideration for financial need. The grant shall not be given to the same person more than once, or split into smaller grants, or shared.
The SIM faculty works closely with the financial aid office to determine the recipient of this award. Juniors are invited to submit the following during the 3rd week in March to the SIM department chair: Cover letter, Artist Statement, Senior Year Plan, Portfolio.
|Harris Barron Scholarship Recipients|
|2010: Ian Deleon|
|2011: Dyllan Nguyen|
|2012: Alex Kennedy|
|2013: Nicollette Bovat|
|2014: Annalisa Quagliata|
|SIM Staff and Faculty|
|Harris Barron, Professor Emeritus (1969 - 1988)|
|Donald Burgy, Professor Emeritus (1974 - 2001)|
|Dawn Kramer, Professor Emeritus (1976 - 2014)|
|John Holland, Professor Emeritus (1980 - 2020)|
|Dana Moser, "Professor (1986 - present)|
|Lowry Burgess, Professor (1987 - 1989)|
|Leila Daw, Professor (1990 - 2001)|
|Nita Sturiale, Professor (2001 - present)|
|Kianga Ford, Professor (2006 - 2009)|
|Elaine Buckholtz, Professor (2010 - present)|
|Denise Marika, MFA Program Coordinator (2005 - 2014)|
|Fred Wolflink, Electronic Projects Instructor and Computer Arts Staff|
|Antony Flackett, Beat Research Instructor and Computer Arts Staff|
|Joe Upham, Studio Manager (1970 - 1974)|
|Richard Collier, Studio Manager (1974 - 1978)|
|Bruce Robert Bowen, Studio Manager (1978 - 2010)|
|Max Azanow, Stagecraft Instructor and Studio Manager (2010 - present)|
|Eric Freeman, Sound Studio Instructor and Studio Manager (2005 - present)|
- "About SIM Description". Retrieved 2006-05-08.
- http://sim.massart.edu Studio for Interrelated Media, Official Website.
- http://www.massart.edu Massachusetts College of Art and Design
- http://eventworkssim.blogspot.com Eventworks Website
- http://godinefamilygallery.blogspot.com SIM's Godine Family Gallery Blog
- http://www.flickr.com/photos/simstudio SIMstudio Flickr photo stream
- http://www.blurb.com/b/720134-eventworks-festival-2009 Eventworks 2009 catalog
- http://www.blurb.com/b/1311704-eventworks Eventworks 2010 catalog
- http://www.blurb.com/b/2172002-eventworks-2011 Eventworks 2011 catalog
- http://www.blurb.com/b/3657237-eventworks-2012 Eventworks 2012 catalog
- http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/3517470/01b3fc96da1affc154fff645648f11fabef99471 Eventworks 2013 catalog
- http://www.blurb.com/b/1329431-godine-family-gallery Godine Family Gallery 2009 catalog
- http://www.blurb.com/b/1393315-godine-family-gallery-2010 Godine Family Gallery 2010 catalog
- http://www.blurb.com/b/3174100-godine-family-gallery Godine Family Gallery 2011 catalog
- http://www.blurb.com/b/3235269-godine-family-gallery-2011-2012 Godine Family Gallery 2012 catalog
- http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/3790194/c4b55cc826679c57b4269a3dbbc8d2a1c52ed7df Godine Family Gallery 2013 "Take Care" Magazine