6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
This unit investigates the technical and conceptual processes of installation art deriving from the expanded field of painting and post minimalist practice. Particular attention will be paid to debates about the pictorial and the actual, site and non site and theories of the viewing subject. The unit provides students with an in-depth engagement with a variety of installation practices as well as the theories informing their history. Students achieve a level of technical and conceptual sophistication as well as a consideration of their works in the context of contemporary visual art.
Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
- Apply a conceptual and technical foundation for successful study in a contemporary visual art studio;
- Extend their conceptual and practical skills in the production of installations as a means of creative expression;
- Apply these creative skills and strategies as a form of expression appropriate to the concepts they are investigating;
- Critically reflect on the place of installation practice in the field of contemporary art, nationally and internationally;
- Understand the theoretical and historical rationale and context of their work;
- Produce works that demonstrate a critical and creative attitude to contemporary visual culture;
- Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.
100% in-semester assessment
12 hours per week including 4 contact hours plus 8 hours of independent study.
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