DUE DATE / CRITIQUE: Wednesday 02/21 + Monday 02/26 in Gallery 199
PROJECT TITLE: Performance
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Using yourself as your medium, create a performance piece with the subject matter of your choosing, using one of these three categories as your form…
- HAPPENING (shake up “the norm” in a public space; interactive, relies heavily on audience)
- ENDURANCE (test your limits in some way; challenges determination, patience, etc.)
- PROCESS (perform the process of doing/creating something [not creating another artwork] from start to finish; reveals the creative process, obstacles, and creative solutions)
All performances must be performed live during critique in Gallery 199. Everyone will sign up for a critique slot today in class so you can bring in any materials you will need.
Your performance may be a collaborative effort with other members of your class, based on my approval.
In performance, the elements and principles of design are altered. Instead of shape, line, texture, etc. you are dealing in the realm of location, lighting, costuming, props, duration, etc. Pay attention to every detail—the choice of what you wear or how you act are what conveys meaning to your audience. Everything is a tool to communicate!
Although you are using yourself in some way (your body, your voice, etc) your own safety or the safety of others should never be challenged.
AS YOU PLAN YOUR PERFORMANCE, CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
- How can you use your body as a tool for making art?
- Is your performance scripted or improvised based on outside elements?
- How do elements physical elements affect the meaning behind your piece?
- Do you want your audience to be involved in the performance or to observe from a distance?
- How do you want your audience to feel? What do you want them to think about?
DIGITAL SKETCHBOOK REQUIREMENTS: As you work on your projects, post the following on your blog prior to critique…
- in-class exercise
- project ideation (a paragraph about your ideas and conceptual goals before you begin work, research, sketches, work-in-progress images, etc.)
- self-critique (a paragraph evaluating your project against your goals, and noting areas for improvement)
OPEN STUDIO DAYS: Wednesday 02/14 and Monday 02/19 (come prepared to work!)
RELEVANT ARTISTS / LECTURE RECAP: Yoko Ono, Sophie Calle, Francis Alys, Jamie Isenstein, Allan Kaprow / 2, Matthew Barney, Marina Abramovic