Spring 2017 not offered
This course can be understood as an ephemeral, time-based art, typically centered on an action or artistic gesture that has a beginning and an end, carried out or created by an artist. It also contains the elements of space, time, and body.
This hands-on course explores the history and aesthetics of performance art and how it relates to the performing arts (dance and theater). In a project-based format, students conduct performance assignments and conceptual research within the gaps that exist between performative art forms. The course focuses on analyzing and studying artists who utilized the concepts of chance, failure, or appropriation in their work.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(THEA)
Required text book:
RoseLee Goldberg, PERFORMANCE ART: FROM FUTURISM TO THE PRESENT
Michael Huxley and Noel Witts, THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY PERFORMANCE READER, Second Edition
Anthony Howell, THE ANALYSIS OF PERFORMANCE ART
Allan Kaprow, ESSAYS ON THE BLURRING OF ART AND LIFE
|Examination and Assignments: |
In this course, you will be asked to complete class assignments and written responses from the Class Reader articles.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Demonstrated capability of a finished creative work (installation, collage, script, poem, music, painting, dance choreography, play etc.).
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