• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Visual Arts, Creative Arts, Arts
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Alex Roe
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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Politics of Bodies: Sculpture, Figure Modelling, Performance and Choreography (ARTV6810)

In this course we explore the genealogy of contemporary art practices that involve bodies and choreographies. This entails an examination of the history of performance art practices as well as traditional figurative representation using decolonial, feminist and post-humanist critical methods. This course will include practical research and experimentation with this genealogy through the unlikely combination of the traditional craft of figure modelling together with postmodern dance. Students will form their own artistic projects in response to this group research, using media and resources that resonate with their conceptual interests. These projects will be developed in relation to key international discourses around the politics of bodies in contemporary art. Each project will form a position with regard to specific representational conventions from within this genealogy and/or current methods that are used to performatively engage with bodies in contemporary art situations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. use, create and discuss decolonial, feminist and/or post-humanist critical methods for engaging with bodies and choreographies in contemporary art practice;
  2. realise, document and present artworks that critically engage with genealogy of bodies and choreographies in art practice and/or other fields;
  3. conduct research into practices and discourses that involve bodies and choreographies in art practice and/or other fields and apply findings to creative production; and
  4. analyse and substantiate artistic outcomes with research and rationale.

Other Information

School 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.

Indicative Assessment

Contextualising research (20%) Learning Outcomes 1,3,4
Critical reflection, 1000 words (10%) Learning Outcomes 1,3,4
Project and developmental works made in response to discourse around bodies and choreographies (70%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
  
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.  
 

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Workload

130 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

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2810.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9493 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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