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course overview, activity: For next class: Read and respond to Ways of Seeing John Berger p. 7-34
TH - Discussion of readings/lecture/introduction of Project 1: “Index of an Image” For next class: Read and respond to Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens Excerpts from On the Manner of Addressing Clouds by Thomas McEvilley Practices of Looking 26-33 Week 2: T - Discussion of readings, lecture and activity For next class: Complete project 1: “Index of an Image” TH - Presentation of Project 1 For next class: Read and respond to The Death of the Author, by Roland Barthes Practices of Looking, p. 52-53 BIRTH OF THE READER or VIEWER/APPROPRIATION/PARTICIPATION/THE EVERYDAY Week 3: T - Discussion of readings, lecture, introduction to Project 2: “The Re-make” For next class: Read and respond to Being Boring, by Kenneth Goldsmith The Ecstasy of Influence, by Jonathan Lethem
TH - Discussion of readings, viewing of The Anthropology of youtube, project 2 progress report http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPAO-lZ4_hU For next class: Read and respond to Multiple Authorship by Boris Groys Week 4: T - Discussion of readings/lecture on history of selection in art/group narrative activity For next class: Complete project 2 TH - Presentation of Project 2: “Re-make” ` For next class: Read and respond to The Social Turn: Collaboration and its Discontents by Claire Bishop DOCUMENTARY/AUTHENTICITY/THE REAL/IDENTITY
Week 5: T – Discussion of readings/introduction to Project 3: The Document For next class: Read and respond to Equality Celebrates the Ordinary by Sally Banes The Monuments of Passaic New Jersey, by Robert Smithson TH – Discussion of reading/mini-lecture/Guest speaker: 8pm Ariana Jacob For next class: Read to excerpts from The Atlas Group Archive Magpie-ism and Obfuscation, by Rebecca May Marston Week 6: T - Discussion of readings/viewing of Zelig, by Woody Allen For next class: Read and think about The Man Who Threw Nothing Away, by Ilya Kabakov TH - Lecture/introduction to final project: “The Collection”/bag inventory activity For next class: Complete Project 3 THE ARCHIVE/THE MUSEUM/CURATION/DISPLAY/INSTITUTIONAL CRITIQUE Week 7: T – Presentation of Project 3: “The Document” For next class: Read and respond to excerpts from On Longing, by Susan Stewart TH - NO CLASS Veteran’s Day
Week 8: T – Critique leftovers/discussion of readings/lecture on collections and critique For next class: Read and respond to Practices of Looking, pgs. 62-68 And an excerpt from Boris Groys’ On Curatorship
TH – Discussion of readings/curatorship activity For next class: Read Inhaling the Spore, by Lawrence Weschler Excerpts from the Museum of Jurassic Technology Week 9: T - Final class discussion/short film/worktime for final project. TH – NO CLASS Thanksgiving Week 10: T - Presentation of final projects.
TH - Presentation of final projects.