Course detail

Studio III - Video - winter

FaVU-B3VI-ZAcad. year: 2020/2021

The students will master the technology of the subject. Students under the guidance of the teacher tlearn interconnect acquired experience and knowledge, collaborate in defining tasks and examine the possible solutions. In the work student includes the knowledge of theory. Student learns to communicate in media environment, work with philosophical and conceptual links of the artefact: medium is the message...? (McLuhan). References to classical modernism with overlaps to contemporary art - Mixed media. Objects and installations objet trouvé and ready made (M.Duchamp) - artefact realization in different materials, reference Bauhaus - from Fluxus to multimedia installations (Nam June Paik). Events (Performance) in space, importance of the time limit - process (J. Beuys, P. Štembera), self-destructive art? - (J. Tinguely object / action). Individual orientation and subsequent specifics of selected programs of the students - based on studio assignment. Students can propose alternative individual solutions.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Interconnection of the basics of theoretic studies with practical atelier work.


Mastering the theory and practice of the subject.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Flusser, Vilém : Za filozofii fotografie
Deluze, Gilles : Obraz - pohyb
McLuhan, Marshall : Jak rozumět médiím

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Analytical analysis of works and examples from the history of film and visual art related to the subject of study.
Interview in individual and group presentations of student works at studio meetings.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Semester exam project.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Communication in media environment. Philosophical and conceptual links of artefact. In media is the message...? (McLuhan). References of classical modernism and interferences to contemporary art - mixed media. Objects, installations, objet trouvé and ready made (M. Duchamp) - realisation of artefact in various materials, legacy of Bauhaus - from Fluxus to multimedia installations (Nam June Paik). Actions (performance) in space, meaning of time limit, processuality (J. Beuys, P. Štembera, J. Surůvka), self-destructive art? - (e.g. J. Tinguely -object/action). Individual orientation and the following specifics of students´ selected programmes - on the basics of the studio assignment. Students are free to suggest an individual alternative solution.


To master the technology of the studied subject.

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

Lessons are mandatory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 15 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


156 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer