Students performing in a puppet show, the final project for this course. (Image courtesy of Prof. Joe Zane.)
This course features a full set of references discussed in class in the readings
section, and the projects
that the students completed in response to the three assignments of the term.
This class will introduce students to a variety of contemporary art practices and ideas. The class will begin with a brief overview of 'visual language' by looking at a variety of artworks and discussing basic concepts revolving around artistic practice. The rest of the class will focus on notions of the real/unreal as explored with various mediums and practices. The class will work in video, sculpture and in public space.
Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mp4, .rm.