Action: Art, Politics, Counterpublics|
In this interdisciplinary studio course, we explore action as a category of art practice. What does it mean to take action, either individually or collectively? What does it mean to refuse to take action? Through a series of projects, assignments, and discussions, we work through a range of possibilities, drawing on methods from social practice, public intervention, performance, institutional critique, and experimental film and video. While the course is organized primarily around the production of student projects, time will be devoted to discussion of historic and contemporary examples, including the historic avant-gardes (Dada, Constructivism), feminist film and performance, Happenings/Fluxus, Indigenous performance art, and work connected to political organizing such as the Black Panther Party, United Farm Workers, the Young Lords, ACT-UP, Art Workers' Coalition, and Gulf Labor. Students will be trained in camera operation, sound recording, and video editing. Trips to contemporary exhibitions and presentations by visiting artists will provide a theoretical framework for student projects. Work in this class can be created individually or in collaboration with social or political groups.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)(HRAD-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected texts will be distributed in class.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Studio assignments and class critiques.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
If you are interested in this course, please submit an electronic request (click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here") and email the professor. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, November 13, from 4:30 to 6:30pm in DAC 100. Students are encouraged to bring examples of previous work in any medium.
|Instructor(s): Hulsey,John Times: .M.W... 01:20PM-03:50PM; Location: ZLKA202; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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