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.
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.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Bruce Wands, Art of the Digital Age, 2007
Elisabeth Jappe, Performance, Ritual, Prozess, Prestel - Munich
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
The prerequisite for the credit is the accomplishment of assigned tasks in the form of a paper.
Language of instruction
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.