- Code DESA2806
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Design Art
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course introduces students to the viability of found elements for the purposes of sculptural assemblage. Bricolage draws on assemblage and collage techniques and although often dismissed as junk art it has been part of Dada, Fluxus, Arte Povera and Post Modern dialogues. Bricolage can repurpose materials and create meaning bringing new perspectives and subversions to critique conventional contexts. Design students will work towards repurposing objects with consideration towards function and aesthetics within the context of this project. Students will use basic hand tools and small power tools to produce a body of small works with particular emphasis on the material relationship between components to engender new purpose. Students will keep visual and technical diaries and studio theory aims to develop critical and evaluative skills to interpret and understand artworks within a contemporary and historical context. Occupational health and safety instruction is an integral part of this course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Competently utilise a range of skills relevant to design sculpture, in response to bricolage projects.
- Explore the potential of bricolage material/s used in the Workshop projects.
- Investigate the inventive application of bricolage through design concepts and processes.
- Engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to design outcomes.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work, Visual Diaries [Los 1-4] 80%.
Documentation/Studio Theory, Critique [Los 2-4] 20%
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Workload4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice.
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