This course introduces students to installation as a conceptual framework for making and display and explores contemporary artistic methods for responding to and intervening in existing sites and creating new spaces. This involves finding ways to respond to how spaces are used and formed by humans and non-humans, their ecologies, atmospheres, architecture, histories, relational dynamics and functions. Spatial practice involves taking action, and sometimes making actions that are already taking place visible. It often involves both conceptual and intuitive approaches, using media that are most conducive to the project. Site responsive projects are ubiquitous in biennials and other contemporary art exhibitions around the world, and in developing their own projects, students will examine the genealogy of art practice that current approaches have developed from and consider new directions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- use, create and discuss spatial and architectural methods for engaging with spaces and places in contemporary art practice;
- make artworks that critically engage with their context;
- conduct research into spatial art practices and related discourses and apply findings to creative production; and
- substantiate artistic outcomes with research and rationale.
Other InformationSchool of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
- Contextualising research (30) [LO 1,3,4]
- Project and developmental work made in response to a specific context (70) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Assessment will be based on the Rubric for this course. Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide formative feedback on work in progress. (null) [LO null]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent student research, studio production, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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