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ART 297R Topic: Performance Art

Course Description: Performance Art provides an introduction to performance art as it developed in a visual arts tradition alongside and as opposed to traditional media. Students discuss the crossover between visual art performance and other performing arts such as theater, dance, and music; examine international performance practices; and discuss the influence of new media. Students become acquainted with various issues relevant to performance art including "liveness", documentation, public intervention, relational aesthetics, and participation. Students attend at least one performance art event off campus; attend one lecture on campus by a contemporary performance artist; and create their own work to reflect themes of personal interest. Students organize, promote, and participate in final presentation, open to the public, of their own performance-based artworks.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring, odd years.

Credits

3 credits