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RMIT - Landscape Arch - Semester 2, 2011 - Electives

RMIT - Landscape Arch - Semester 2, 2011 - Electives

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Electives - Semester 2, 2011
Landscape mythologies in films
la elective thursdays 9:30-1:30 (weeks 2-10) level 7 AV lab
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Myth acts in the world. It effects the way we see the world and act in the world. Film is one of the greatmyth makers in our society. It mediates the way people understand the world around them. This electivewill draw on film to explore both myths in society and and the way myth influence our individual rela-tionships to the landscape. Here the real and imagined imagined intertwine. The intention is to becomemore conscious of ‘the world behind the world’ or the stories that construct the way we live. Also wewill consider new myths that may be required to meet the challenges of our time. The elective will focuson film as a way of exploring landscape and our relationship to it. Each week the course will be struc-tured around watching a selection of Australian films, readings and discussions. The assessment will becomposed of an iterative process of making and remaking short films and reflective conversations. Togain most benefit from this elective your will need to bring your whole self to class.
‘a person or thing having only an imaginary or unverifiable existence’ 
‘traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of a world view of a people or a practice’ 
[origin] Greek: mythos

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