a course on animals and art

Eva Seiler
Fine Arts and Media Art, Sculpture and Space
2020S, Vorlesung und √úbungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03317

Description

The course can be seen as a continuation from the winter programme - a course on animals- where the relation between human and non human animals was the topic in various fields.

the course "on animals and art" will focus on animals and their presence in the visual arts. This topic again will questioning human relational modes with the animal; especially since the distinction between human and non human animal is often answered by arguing that culture and art is something only performed by human beings. the course will be structured as such that each meeting will be dedictaed to a different aspect on the subject: we will discuss the represention of the animal in classical art as in painting and sculpture. On the basis of examples we will focus on the living animal (as well as the dead animal) as a collaborator in performances or in installations. but our main interest is the "animal question" seen by contemporary artists; therefor we will invite artists to talk about their practice. Next to it we will be reading texts and have Experts to highlight the subject from their scientifique backround, as film theory, animal ethique, philosophie. 

The participants are asked to produce an artwork which is informed by the subject of the course. 

Due to the actual circumstances the course will be held via Zoom- we meet on a weekly basis on Thursdays at 10:15. The meeting link will be send out by email. Text material is availabe on own cloud. 

 

 

 

Examination Modalities

The participants are asked to produce an artwork which is informed by the subject of the course. 

Comments

please enroll until April 1st via Email at: eva.seiler@uni-ak.ac.at

Due to the actual circumstances the course will be held via Zoom- we meet on a weekly basis on Thursdays at 10:15. The meeting link will be send out by email. Text material is availabe on own cloud. 

 

 

Course Enrolment

Until 01 April 2020, 00:00
Via online registration
via email: eva.seiler@uni-ak.ac.at

co-registration: possible

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations

Fine Arts (2. Section): Offers beyond the ZKF

Fine Arts (2. Section): Free Electives out of Artistic and Research Practice

Individual courses: possible