COMP 333 Fall 2012 Narrative Strategies

Cross Listed as ARTS333
In this tutorial, we will examine the use of narrative in a range of fine art practices, which could include painting, drawing, video, sculpture, installation, public art, and sound art. Students who are interested in telling or referencing stories in their work in some way will be given the opportunity to develop their ideas and skills in a challenging studio class. In addition to intensive projects, we will look at and discuss the work of artists such as Huma Bhabha, Kara Walker, Joe Sacco, Lydia Davis, Matthew Barney, Raymond Pettibon, Todd Solondz, Sophie Calle, Jenny Holzer, and Jessica Stockholder among others. One of the aims of this course is to challenge traditional notions and expectations of narrative. For instance, what could minimally constitute a narrative piece? How do different mediums allow for time to unfold in unexpected ways? How does omission play a powerful role in a narrative? How might the role of the narrator (often so powerful and present in novels and short stories) change in a visual arts context?
Class Format: studio tutorial with an emphasis on demanding, weekly projects; students will work both in mediums of their choice and be asked to experiment with new, unfamiliar formats; readings and screenings will be required in addition to tutorial hours
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation based on assignments, studio performance, class participation, and attendance
Additional Info: not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: students are required to have taken at least two Studio Art 200-level classes in any medium (or by permission of the instructor)
Enrollment Preference: Art studio majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 1564
COMP333-T1(F) TUT Narrative Strategies Division 1: Languages and the Arts Laylah Ali
R 1:10 PM-3:50 PM Spencer 217 1564
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