AU: 3.0
Programme: ADM

This online course explores the emerging paradigms of performance art that engages live media. There will be a historical overview of performance dating back to the 1960s through an intensive study of seminal projects by pioneering artists involved in Happenings, electronic theater and other mixed-media forms. Students will create performance projects that engage new media for both physical and virtual spaces. Visiting artists will remotely present their work using a variety of communications techniques relevant to the course. The objective of the course is to investigate critical concepts and fundamental artistic concerns inherent in live media and its use in performance through readings, lectures, and the critique of related artworks, and apply these concepts to the creation of new work. Projects may be individual or collaborative, with a live Internet broadcasted exhibition at the close of the semester.