SpTp: Bodies, Borders & Shrin
SpTp: Bodies, Borders & Shrinking Space: Visual Maps & Enacted
Drawings. This is a topic-oriented, multi-media studio course
to include both independent and collaborative working methods.
Students will explore strategies for visually mapping space
using varied forms of engagement such as drawings on paper,
designed media, videos and the 'mapping' of space through
enacted-movement drawings. Students research and create maps
using self-selected visual methods to study and learn about the
complexities of contemporary perspectives concerning borders,
body politics, and shrinking space. In an increasingly connected
world, how does the way we consider real, imagined, or virtual
space affect our geographic movements, including the power
structures that allow or prohibit these movements? Readings by
contemporary geographers and artists such as Doreen Massey,
David Harvey, Paul Virilio and Trevor Paglen are required.
Independent research and development of studio work is expected.
This course seeks to better understand space, body politics and
visual maps through visual art practices. Inter-disciplinary
approaches, and students from non-art majors welcome.
PRE-REQS: 251, any Intermedia, or permission of instructor
Must have taken ART*251,ART*261,ART*271,ART*281 or ART*291