Offered: Fall, Spring
Installation and Performance Art are both based on the merger of Space and Time and on a relationship between the artist and the audience which is interdependent. Utilizing their interests and abilities in a variety of subjects and media, students in this course create environments that immerse the viewer in a sensory/intellectual/emotional experience. Classes include visits to artists' studios and demonstrations and presentations by the instructor and visiting artists about art skills particularly useful in installation and performance. Students undertake research, give reports, maintain sketchbooks, and participate in critiques, openings, other cultural events, and the SACI end-of-term exhibition. Students may incorporate a variety of media, including photographs, paintings, drawings, videos, sounds, sculptural materials, found objects, their own body and/or someone else’s body in works that expand the physical boundaries of art beyond the “neutral” wall or the display of isolated objects on pedestals. They can also realize performances or artistic actions in public spaces or other venues in Florence.
(See syllabi below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)