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Spring 2014 - ART 4848/6849

Course Title: 
Reactive Environments (Installation)
Course Date: 
January, 2014 to June, 2014

The goal of this course is to develop the students understanding of installation as a medium. We will contextualize installation with respect to other forms of aesthetic experience and identify distinct categories of behavior that define various approaches to the medium. Not only will we learn about historic and contemporary installation, but we will look at ways in which installation relates to technology. As far back as the Surrealist Exhibition of 1938, installation involved the use of technology to create reactive/responsive environments. We will investigate ways that digital processes can be used to enhance practice as well as means with which digital processes might become a core component of the work. Finally, we will survey various tools and methodologies that might be used in the production of installation art. Course content is adapted to the skills of the artist/s, so your primary task is to challenge your own abilities and push the boundaries of your current knowledge.