Available in 2012
Exposes students to contemporary areas of debate in the visual arts in relation to the Body and the Environment. Themes discussed will include the body in installation, ritual and performance art, photography and environmental art. Emphasis will be placed on the employment of critical theories but will be applied to contemporary art with a focus on the work of Australian artists.
By the end of the course the student will:
* be aware of current debates in the contemporary artworld
* be able to articulate an understanding of contemporary theories, incorporating their own artistic practice
* have acquired specialised knowledge of a selected aspect of art theory.
* The body in contemporary art
* The role of ritual in contemporary art
* The male body in contemporary art theory
* The visual arts and the eroticisation of violence
* Photography and the body
* The body in installation and performance
* Technology and the body
* Land art and ecology
ARTC3000 Body and Environment
Students who have successfully completed ARTC3000 Body and Environment may not enrol into CAPA3000 Body and Environment.
It is desirable that students have successfully completed 2000 level courses in the Bachelor of Fine Art degree or related Arts courses and are competent in essay writing skills.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term