ARTS 385
The Sculptural Costume and It's Performance Potential Spring 2019
Division I
Cross-listed ARTS 385 / THEA 385
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A team-taught studio art / theatre course designed to explore the rich territory of the wearable sculpture and its generative role in art and performance. From ritual costumes, to Carnival, to Dada performance, to Bauhaus dance, to Helio Oiticica’s Parangole, and Nick Cave’s sound-suits, there has been a rich tradition where sculpture and costumes merge. Students will study artists who have bridged distinctions between the theatrical costume and the sculptural object as well as produce hybrid objects that explore the range of possibilities within this collaborative practice. The students will produce object-costumes involving a wide variety of media, from recycled materials to new technologies, while striving to develop their individual artistic voices.
The Class: Type: studio
Limit: 14
Expected: 12
Class#: 3117
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on the quality of work produced, the depth and quality of the content and process, participation in critiques, and attendance
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: successful completion of any 200-level course in art studio or performing arts, or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Art and Theater majors
Materials/Lab Fee: $125
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ARTS 385 Division I THEA 385 Division I
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses

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