Course detail

Action Media for Exchange Students

FAVU-MEES-SOptionalBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Summer semester1 year of study5  credits

The course in the theory and history of action art, with the emphasis put on interactive expressions in current media art.


Studio of Performance (APE)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course theoretically and historically supplements the studies of action art in the area of media and interactive creation.




Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations..

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit.
The prerequisite for the credit is the accomplishment of assigned tasks in the form of a paper.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1/ Biological space-time - subject - speech (BUTO - Min TANAKA/SANKAI JUKU)
2/ Movement and energy - thinking and language, etymology and semiotics (JUDSON DANCE GROUP)
3/ The speech of an image: the origin of an image in a visual gesture - action painting (MATTIEU/POLLOCK)
4/ The music of speech: acoustic gesture - oral tradition, narration, dramatization, rhetoric (Meredith MONK/Diamanda GALAS)
5/ Type as a fixed gesture - calligraphy (SHIRAGA - GUTAI)
6/ "Gestic action" (Herman NITSCH/ACTIONISM)


To develop the abilities to combine and incorporate theoretic knowledge in the area of action art for the sake of reflection of a complex artwork. This is achieved through the cognition of interactive forms of presentation, through the cognition of media strategies of creative entry into reality.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lessons are obligatory.

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer