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The Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities

The 2005 Institute

Becoming Strangers: Travel, Trust, and Collaboration

June 21st - August 11th, 2005

Overview | Faculty | Students | Schedule | Symposium

2005 Schedule

WEEK 1

Tuesday, June 21st - Institute Orientation and Introductions
12:00 - 1:30: Savery 241, Orientation and Introductions
1:30 - 2:30: Mary Gates Hall 258, Institute Lunch
2:30 - 3:00: Mary Gates Hall 258, Film Viewing
Wednesday, June 22nd - Focus Groups
12:00 - 1:30: Institute Participant Focus Groups (students required to attend)
Thursday, June 23rd - The Phenomenology of Nomadism
12:00 - 3:00: Communications 206, Institute Lecture
3:00 - 4:00: Communications 206, Tea

Reading:

  • Wilhelm Flusser, selections from The Freedom of the Migrant
  • Maurice Merleau-Ponty, selections from The Visible and the Invisible
  • Tom Phillips, A Humument , available at humument.com. (The scanned images of the book are available in the gallery. Read / view at least pages 1-20 in sequence, then read / view other selected pages from the remainder of the book.

WEEK 2

Tuesday, June 28th - Strangeness of the Ordinary
12:00 - 3:00: Savery 241, Institute Lecture

Reading :

  • John Cage, short selections from Empty Words
  • Stephen Greenblatt, Marvelous Possessions , Introduction and Chapter 3
  • Marjorie Perloff, Wittgenstein's Ladder , Chapter 2
  • Bill Viola, selections from Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House: Writings 1973-1994 , "Interpreting a Broken Wineglass," pages 169-172 and "The Visionary Landscape of Perception," pages 219-225

Thursday, June 30th - Emergence
12:00 - 3:00: Communications 206, Institute Lecture
3:00 - 4:00: Communications 206, Tea

Reading :

  • Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art , section II, four artist interviews - Ann Hamilton, Marina Abramovic, Kimsooja, Michael Rotondi
  • Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art , section I essay, Marcia Tucker, "No Title."
  • Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century , season 1, DVD, episode on Ann Hamilton (approx. 45min)
  • Art Meets Science and Spirituality in a Changing Economy , video recording, "The Shifting Paradigm," part 5 with Marina Abramovic (52 min.)
  • Alan Moore, Swamp Thing , selections from Vol. 1

WEEK 3

Tuesday, July 5th - Making the Ordinary Strange
12:00 - 3:00: Savery 241, Institute Lecture
Short Research Statements Due

Reading :

  • Tim Hawkinson, Exhibition Catalogue, Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Mia Fineman, "The Cypress in the Orchard," from Gabriel Orozco: Photographs
  • Kathryn Hixson, "Essential Magic: The Photographs of Francesca Woodman," from Francesca Woodman: Photographic Works
  • Lyn Hejinian, selection from My Life
  • Lyn Hejinian, selection from The Language of Inquiry

Thursday, July 7th
12:00 - 3:00: Visit the Henry Art Gallery
3:00 - 4:00: Communications 206, Tea
7:00: Henry Auditorium, Trimpin (Artist Lecture)

WEEK 4

Tuesday, July 12th - Intimacy and the Alien
12:00 - 3:00: Savery 241, Institute Lecture
Feedback from Project Statements

Reading :

  • Alphonso Lingis, selection from The Imperative
  • Alan Moore, Swamp Thing , Vol. 2, Chapter 7, "The Rites of Spring"

Thursday, July 14th - Travel Narratives
12:00 - 3:00: Communications 206, Institute Lecture
3:00 - 4:00: Communications 206, Tea

Reading :

  • David Wojnarowicz, selection from Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration

WEEK 5

Tuesday, July 19th
12:00 - 3:00: Savery 241, Faculty and Students Present Work and Ideas

Thursday, July 21st - Travel Narratives
12:00 - 3:00: Communications 206, Faculty and Students Present Work and Ideas
3:00 - 4:00: Communications 206, Tea

WEEKS 6-7

Meetings in Small Groups

WEEK 8

Tuesday, August 9th
Symposium Rehearsal

Thursday, August 11th
Symposium and Art Opening

WEEK 9

Final Research Papers Due August 18th

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