BK3186 GESAMTKUNSTWERK THINKING
Title: Course BK3186 Art, Technology, Culture 1 KiT, fall 2019 for MFA
Teacher: Alex Murray-Leslie
Guest lecturers: Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun, Melissa E. Logan, Dr. Sophia Efstathiou and Dr. Anat Ben David
Assistant teachers: Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir and Ada Hoel
Location: Various locations announced via the curriculum.
Times: Tuesdays, 13:00-16:00
September 10, 17 & 24.
October 1 & 8.
November 5,12, 19.
During the course we will analyse artistic and cultural practices as critical tools to affect how we might construct other approaches to developing and/or using emerging technologies as artists. Explorations of art driven philosophical concepts bleed into artistic research, new knowings, utopias, deep thinking and story telling to inform an ongoing cyclical process of spontaneous, on the spot experimentation, self-reflection and iteration in a lively discussion and collaboration between artists, philosophers, musicians, technologists and scientists. Our challenge is to think through visual research and text work to inform artistic make-storming to find and found (Efstathiou 2019) a new framework for GESAMTKUNSTWERK THINKING embedded in early processes when facing technological innovation. The emphasis is placed on the conceptual development of new vocabularies through group reading, hands on experimental practices with emerging media, coupled with performative action. The course is designed to emphasise trans-disciplinary arts practice and research with a focus on the study and practice of collaboration across a series of case study projects that articulate research into specific form with a public outcome.
Experimental case studies:
THE LOOP: theatricalised audiovisual looping strategies.
THEATRE OF MAKING: public, collaborative audiovisual jam session with Chicks on Speed and Trondheim collaborators.
Attendance and participation are mandatory. Students will be assessed by their presence, involvement in group work and contribution to the discussions. Students who miss more than two sessions, do not participate in a group discussion, makestorming and do not contribute to the final group project assignment will not pass the course.
This course is for students within the MFA programme. BFA students and students coming from other departments can also join the course, however only by approval of the course teacher and to those who are committed to following the entire course of the program.
There is a limit of 15 students for the course.