Course detail

Media of the Event - winter

FaVU-MEA-ZAcad. year: 2019/2020

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

Student will be able to:
- identify and summarize the important features of individual works and the collective action art movements;
- Identify and describe current domestic and foreign artistic trends in the action art;
- create a text file in accordance with the citation standard
and present a paper on a selected topic;
- to compare and highlight the differences in the attitudes of individual artists;
- to apply the basic terminology of the field to specific works of art;
- analyze current trends in the field of action art;
- describe the means used to implement a specific work of action art;

Prerequisites

Without.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

CAGE, John. Silence. Wesleyan: University press (CS)
KELLEY, Jeff. Childsplay: the art of Allan Kaprow. Berkeley: University of California Press (CS)
CAGE, John. Silence: přednášky a texty. Praha: Tranzit (CS)
HRSG. VON OLIVIER BERGGRUEN, MAX HOLLEIN, INGRID PFEIFFER, hrsg. von Olivier Berggruen, Max Hollein, Ingrid Pfeiffer a Olivier Berggruen. Paolo Bianchi.. [et al.]. MIT BEITRÄGEN VON NUIT BANAI. Yves Klein. Ostfildern-Ruit: H. Cantz (CS)
James Turrell: Geometrie des Lichts = geometry of light. Editor Ursula SINNREICH. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz (CS)
VISO, Olga M. Ana Mendieta: earth body : sculpture and performance, 1972-1985. Washington, D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

1/1 lecture and seminar

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The condition of completion is in chosen term a presentation of the paper (15-20 min.) including visual documentation - projection, credit comes after the submission of the seminar paper in digital form, total of at least 50% of the attendance is expected (possible reasoned lower attendance is replaced in the corresponding proportion by the elaboration of the additional seminar paper submitted in examination period).
The case of exam is oral on a randomly selected topic from all topics of the semester.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The image of movement - "composition in time"

5th block: OBJECT IN MOTION (machine/robot) - MECHANIC RHYTHM

1/ physical space-time - object - code (KNOWBOTIC Research/SURVIVAL Research)
2/ movement and meaning - sign and symbol, translation and animation (Garry HILL/Bill VIOLA)
3/ the image of speech: visualisation - visual poetry (Bruce NAUMAN/Joan JONAS)
4/ the speech of music - sonic values and articulation, manipulation and multiplication - sound art (DUMB TYPE)
5/ speaking machines, artificial languages (midi), mathematic linguistics and language games, artificial intelligence and memory (VASULKA)
6/ "in-formation, per-formance, trans-formation" (VAN GOGH TV)

Aims

The main objective of the course is to acquaint with key action artists and their significant artworks. It si organized as a research on action media in structure of given themes.

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

Lessons are obligatory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Seminar

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

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