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 various possibilities, drawing on methods from public interventions, performance, institutional critique, social practice, experimental film, and work by non-art practitioners. The course is organized around the production of student projects and research, culminating in a self-directed capstone work. In the initial stages, students will be asked to work through three distinct modalities (performance, site-specific intervention, and collaborative practice) while developing their ideas. Time will be devoted to discussion of historic and contemporary examples, including European avant-gardes (Dada, Productivism), feminist film and performance, Happenings, Indigenous performance art, and work connected to political organizing, such as the Black Panther Party, United Farm Workers, Young Lords, ACT-UP, Art Workers' Coalition, and EZLN, among others. Students will be exposed to a variety of techniques and will gain access a range of facilities, including the woodshop, digital technologies through the Digital Design Studio, etc. Depending on Covid restrictions, trips to contemporary exhibitions will provide a theoretical framework. Work in this class can be created individually or collaboratively. Depending on interest, we may also organize an end-of-semester exhibit.
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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
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Professor John Hulsey will be doing interviews on Saturday, April 24th starting at 1:00 pm via zoom. If you would like to be interviewed please submit a POI by 5:00pm Friday, April 23rd in your portfolio. Professor Hulsey will forward you the information and zoom link once your POI is submitted.
|Instructor(s): Hulsey,John Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-03:50PM; Location: AWKS112; |
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Enrollment capacity: 10
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