Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-163
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Ohan Breiding (Section 01)
This intermediate production class will use DIY techniques and mundane objects and materials as tools to build sculptures (ready-mades), and installations that will later be used as costumes and stage-sets for performance and photographic/video documentation. Using queer theory, critical race studies, science-fiction and literature references, we will attempt to think through and question the very notion of the horizon as construct and indicator of stable ground to collaboratively create a piece for a gallery exhibition. We will ask ourselves: What does ecological philosophy currently look like, and (how) will it translate after the “end of the world”? This class will search for, invent, and queer Hyperobjects - entities of vast temporal/spatial dimensions that defeat traditional ideas of what a thing, object, or photograph/documentation is and collectively create “the slanted horizon."
Spring semester 2023. Visiting Artist in Residence Ohan Breiding
How to handle overenrollment: Art and History of Art majors, then seniors, then preference will be given to American Studies majors, Black Studies majors and Sexuality, Women's & Gender Studies majors.
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Gallery Exhibition