|FASC 366||Art and Site||4u||Fall||FASC 106|
Art and Site is a studio course emphasizing context as a major component of artwork in both context and form. Context is understood to include the physicality of a potential site; that site's historic, current, and future uses; and targeted and incidental audiences. The site, as well as the artwork, may be protean—ranging from the artist or performer/distributor to a nomadic, disintegrating, or self-destructing artwork. Because site-specific sculpture is the largest group of extant work in the public sphere, this course will feature both permanent and temporary three-dimensional and multi-dimensional work in context. We will focus on the artists' intent through form, structure, materiality, content, and design. Alternate forms (e.g., image projection, flyers, sound work, guerilla events, work in cyber space) will also be considered and encouraged. In addition to studio practice (including presentation and critique), slide lectures, readings, site visits, and presentations by visiting artists will comprise class time.