The module will enable students to develop a fine art studio practice through a sequence of negotiated projects.
Group exercises, tutorials and thematically organized critiques, will develop students’ ability to construct appropriate modes of enquiry for their practice and initiate a personal approach to making artwork.
A portfolio of writing tasks exploring content in relation to objecthood will equip students for reflecting on their fine art practice and provide them with new strategies for thinking and learning through fine art practice. The projects will contextualize practice by thinking about materiality in relation to thematic content:
Time: (e.g. road movies, machines, durational performance, computer games)
Construction: (e.g. facsimile, architectural propositions, film sets, magic tricks)
Image: (e.g. photo essays, editioning and multiples, abstraction, advertising)
Site: (e.g. installation; land art; museums and archives; public intervention)
The module is divided according to these thematic aspects, with an interim assessed presentation of documented studio practice; leading to an assessment exhibition of studio practice, developed in response to interconnected projects: e.g. texts, prints, paintings films, objects, installations, sound works photographic documentation.