Joseph Adam Milutis
Examines performance in everyday life, dance, theater, community-based arts practices, and/or new media from a variety of perspectives. Considers how performances act as sites for the revisioning of identity, community, and cross-cultural exchange.
This quarter the course will cover various literary explorations of urban space and the everyday, with a focus on poetry. Readings will be accompanied by selected explorations into issues of public space, mapping, data art, and creative tourism. The course work will lead up to a final project that will include media, creative writing, and web-based mapping tools. Artists and theorists we will cover include William Carlos Williams, Alice Notley, Guy Debord, Robert Smithson, Andy Warhol, Kenneth Goldsmith, Frank O'Hara and others.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
will alternate between lecture, discussion, and lab time.
No preparation required, although it will be helpful to have a familiarity and comfort with at least one art form, an appreciation and knowledge of 20th century art, and an open attitude towards experimental work. Since "performance" will be conceived of in the broadest sense (as how one situates oneself in urban space politically and aesthetically) students should not think of this class as an "acting" class.
Class assignments and grading
active participation is an important part of the grade. students will also be graded on the basis of at least one exam, writing assignments, and a final project.