6 August 2016
When sculptures walk out
This course deals with a possible practice of expanded sculptural production, the aim being to find out how a different perspective can be introduced into the work.
Just as an art-work is contingent upon an external reality and must necessarily contain parts of this, we can regard the external world as a possible partner in a sculpture, with (and to) which it can configure expanded perspectives. Helpful strategies might include drifting, collecting, or working with found and invented material. If a sculpture can also be immaterial in our present understanding, we will ask ourselves how these strategies might be applied to virtual processes.
We will also ask what it means to “dis-play” an object, to put it in an exclusive place (in the market, for instance), or conversely, to “dis-place” it from a context, detaching it from its meaning, to “out-place” or “mis-place” it, etc.
In this production, the connection with theoretical academic models, fictional narratives and other artistic works plays a vital part, and should be constantly borne in mind during the working process. We would like to collaborate with the students in finding practical and spontaneous ways of working, in which the actions and works are understood in a fragmentary fashion, both in reference to the space and to one another within the metaphorical space.
Anyone interested in fine arts
EUR 950: Regular fee
EUR 710: Reduced fee for students
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