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The Camera & Socially Engaged Practice

Introduction • 1 Platform Credit

  • Ended
  • 400 US dollars
  • Online

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Service Description

This seminar will consider the camera in still and moving image art projects as an organizing principle an image-making machine. Using theoretical texts from philosophy and current art criticism we will situate how cameras might operate in articulating both ethics and aesthetics. Two-hour live sessions: • Session 1: Introduction of the themes and topics of the seminar. Brief presentation of artist Melanie Manchot’s practice to allow students insight into how seminar topics can translate into practice. Intro to first reading assignment: one essay from Claire Bishop’s Artificial Hell • Session 2: Claire Bishop’s Artificial Hell: discussion on ethics and aesthetics in socially engaged practice. Second reading assignment: Agamben What is an Apparatus • Session 3: Discussion on the Agamben text into the final/third session. Presentation of art works from a range of artists producing film, video and photography as a socially engaged practice. Discuss work and how it resonates with participants' own approaches to making work. Delineate different approaches to practice. The seminar includes: • Readings and Watch lists • Assignments • 6 hours of live instruction • Expert interviews – You will access webinar interviews with experts and artists • Video – Recording of Seminar • Presentation slides – The students can download pdf copies of the slides used • 1 platform credit at completion

Contact Details

126 Sequams Lane Center, West Islip, NY, USA

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