ARTS 317
Water as Leitmotif: Queer Kinship and Collaborative Acts of Performance for the Camera
Last Offered Fall 2021
Division I
This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

This interdisciplinary tutorial course focuses on water as a poetic and political space of exploration. Through the discussion of critical and creative texts, visual and cinematic analysis, and a direct engagement with water, we will examine water as making material, a healing practice, a site of ecological consciousness, and a form of physical and psychic reorientation. The course content is informed by queer and feminist making practices, as well as contemporary environmental thought and aesthetics. Together we will speculate on new practices of intimacy, kinship and care-based relations through the lens of water and fluidity. Throughout the semester, students will make individual works at the intersection of performance, photographic and moving-image works, and will collaborate with their tutorial partners on a large-scale installation to be documented via still and moving image.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1885
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Students need to know how to use a DSLR camera and/or a video camera. Students will be evaluated on their participation, reading discussions, presentations and final collaborative project.
Prerequisites: Art Majors who have taken ARTS 122, ARTS 226, ARTS 225, ARTS 303, ARTS 319 or ARTS 251
Enrollment Preferences: Art Majors who have taken Photography and/or Video classes
Distributions: Division I

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