Instructors: Gediminas Urbonas
TA: Angel Chen
We will be hosting a info session for ACT Spring 2017’s course Studio Seminar in Art and Public Sphere. The course will have a production-based travel component to Cuba during Spring Vacation. Please join us this Thursday December 15th from 6pm to 7pm in Roth Room (E15-283a) if you’re interested in joining the course. Tea will be served.
4.368/9 | Studio Seminar in Art and Public Sphere
12 Credits (3-3-6)
Tuesdays 9:30am to 12:30pm: class time with lectures and discussions
Mondays 7pm to 10pm: studio time with individual meetings and screenings
This class dives into the Cuban context to explore ideas of interspecies dialogue, future fiction, and new ecology. The itinerary will include meetings with scholars and artists, the exploration of a plantation site, researching the technology relevant to the site, modeling and implementing artistic intervention.
Assigned readings, group discussion and individual meetings will support the students in developing their proposals. Writings and practice related to this subject include those by Gaston Bachelard, Donna Haraway, Bruno Latour, Isabelle Stengers, Timothy Morton, Vilém Flusser , Elizabeth Grosz, Cary Wolfe, Michel Serres, Jill Bennett, among others. Class visits include Tania Bruguera, Paloma Duong, Jill Magid, Pedro Reyes, Timothy W Hyde, Natalie Jeremijenko. Class is limited to 12 students.
Travel time is tentatively scheduled for March 24 to April 2. You must have a passport valid for until Nov. 1 2017 and be responsible for securing a visa to Cuba.
This is a production-based advanced studio requiring some background knowledge of contemporary public art practices and discourse on public space. Grads only.
Selection and enrollment process will take place in January 2017.