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Place to Action - Art that Interferes

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2021-2022

Admission requirements

There are no admission requirements for this elective course.

Description

The course 'Place to Action - Art that Interferes' is motivated and inspired by places. More specifically: the histories, contexts, narratives, situations, circumstances and people’s interactions and intra-actions and relationships with locations, which form places. Lingering in places with attention, listening to them and experimenting the possible ways of movement within them. These attentive gazes of places will initiate interdisciplinary artistic actions and interventions that aim to explore and reflect the possibilities of art to interfere.

This is an interdisciplinary artistic research course that considers artistic
action in the widest sense. As for that students from all disciplines are
welcome to join. This is an opportunity as well for students from the Faculty of Humanities to explore and research the complexity of places hands on with all their body and senses.

Themes and sessions:
SESSION #1: OBJECTIVE
Course introduction and intentions. Lecture and examples of art-actions.
Attention to place exercise.
Group discussion.

SESSION #2:
Required preparation: Choose a place and prepare to present it
Student presentation of chosen places. Lecture and group discussion.

SESSION #3:
Required preparation: Attention exercises.
Student presentations of exercises, lecture and group discussion.

SESSION #4:
Required preparation: Action exercises.
Student presentations of exercises, lecture and groups discussion.

SESSION #5:
Required preparation: Documentation exercises.
Student presentations of exercises, lecture and groups discussion

SESSION #6:
Required preparation: Choose a place, Make and Artistic Action and Document it.
Final presentation and discussion.

Course objectives

The course will be divided into three main areas:

Places - Physical and conceptual exploration of places, in the course we will learn to define places and pay complex attention to them.
Artistic Actions - Art interventions in places, in the course we will study qualities of various art-actions from current and former artist in different places, and will work into developing our own.
Documentation - What is left from the action in the place. During the course we will learn of the many possibilities to document an art-action and learn how what is left is part of the action.

RESULTS
The outcomes of the course will be an online collection of the explorations from the various places. A website with their final projects, and a reflection paper on the process and outcome.

Timetable

The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course Load

3 EC (18 contact hours and 66 self study hours)

Assessment method

Student shows initiative and originality in the handling of assignments
Student gives expression to a distinctive (artistic/discursive) ambition or vision
Student develops and explores (offered) techniques and theories
Student demonstrates a critical and inquiring attitude toward the techniques and theories that are offered
Student effectively organizes the process (e.g. meets deadlines and assignment requirements, presence in class)
Student engages in dialogue about one’s writing and that of others
Student draws insights from discussions and implements feedback
Student productively collaborates with fellow students

Assessment

TBA
The outcomes of the course will be an online collection of the explorations from the various places. A website with final projects, and a reflection paper on the process and outcome.

Brightspace

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Reading list

Recommended reading:

Perec, Georges, and John Sturrock (trans,). Species of Spaces and
Other Pieces. London, England: Penguin Books, 1997

Kwon, Miwon. “One Place after Another: Notes on Site Specificity.” October, vol. 80, 1997. 85–110.

Juelskjaer, Malou. “Intra-active entanglements: an interview with Karen
Barad”. Women, gender and research. 21. 2012. 10-23.

Arendt, Hannah, Margaret Canovan, and Danielle Allen. The Human
Condition. 2018

Registration

There are no admission requirements for this elective course.

For KABK students: Register in OSIRIS before (date and time TBA).

For Leiden University students: register in uSis before (date and time TBA).

12-16 students can be admitted for the course.

Full attendance is obligatory in order to receive study points towards the Individual Study Trajectory (IST).

For questions Emily Huurdeman, coordinator of the lectorate, at lectoraatktp@kabk.nl.

Leiden University students: Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte
Registration Contractonderwijs

Contact

For questions about the courses in the Art Research Programme, please contact Emily Huurdeman, coordinator of the lectorate, at e.huurdeman@kabk.nl.

Remarks

About the lecturer
Thalia Hoffman is a visual artist and researcher working in film, video,
performance and public interventions in the area she lives in, east of the
Mediterranean. In 2020 she graduated at ACPA, PhDArts, with the thesis “Guava, a conceptual platform for art-actions”. The aim of the Guava
Platform is to research and create possible techniques of art-actions that are part of her quest to continue to live in the conflicted landscape, as an artist.

Alongside her artistic actions, Hoffman is a lecturer at the University of Haifa in fields of video, performance and artistic research for BA and MFA
programs of the school of arts. All her work strives to be involved in its
surroundings and engage people to look, listen and feel their socio-political landscape with attention. Hoffman’s films, video works and performances have been shown in exhibitions and festivals in Israel and around the world.