- Code ARTV6810
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Visual Arts
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Visual Arts, Creative Arts, Arts
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- use, create and discuss decolonial, feminist and/or post-humanist critical methods for engaging with bodies and choreographies in contemporary art practice;
- realise, document and present artworks that critically engage with genealogy of bodies and choreographies in art practice and/or other fields;
- 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
- analyse 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 (20) [LO 1,3,4]
- Critical reflection, 1000 words (10) [LO 1,3,4]
- Project and developmental works made in response to discourse around bodies and choreographies (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.
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