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02Lec01 Rt history T BGINNING OF RT
T earliest evidence of Rtistic thnkng in humans goes back 250,000 years. Rt @ tht time wasnít a discipline, but a mix of Rt, play & ritual. Its purpose was 2 mAk t invisible wrld visible & 2 giv xpression 2 thngs tht were important 2 t community. Rt made thngs particular. How is ths apparent in contemporary Rt? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 t no 16350.
MAk a work tht mixes Rt, play & ritual. Send t word ART, space & a description of ya work by txt msg 2 no 16350.
04Lec02 Rt history WESTERN EUROPE
In t Middle Ages, nearly aL works of Rt BLnged 2 rulers or religious institutions. Rtists knew xactly wot was xpcted of them. As society Bcame mor secular, galleries, collectors & critics Bgan 2 intervene Btween Rtists & their audience. Ths signalled t birth of t Rt wrld, & Rt Bcame SumThng done by xperts. Rtists Bgan making Rt 4 Rt 's sake. Wot do u thnk abt making Rt 4 Rt 's sake (Líart pour líart)? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
MAk a work of Rt 4 t president & 4 a religious leader in ya country. Wot is ya msg 2 them? Send t word ART, space & a summary of ya msg by txting 2 no 16350.
06Lec03 Rt history CURRENT SITUATION
In t Bginning of t 20th century, Rt in Western Europe was searching 4 nu forms of xpression. T search was inspired by nu scientific theories, nu technologies, foreign cultures & spiritual xperiences. Western Rt broke up in2 DFrnt movements, each with its own followers. 2day NEthng is Rt tht an Rtist declares as sch & t Rt wrld agrees 2 xhibit as Rt. Wot do u thnk abt sch a definition of Rt? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
ChOs an object & giv reasons as 2 Y itís a work of Rt. Wen Uve listed ya reasons, try 2 sell it as Rt. Send a txt msg 2 SMS & tell us abt t object u chose, ya grounds 4 considering it as Rt & ya success in selling it. Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
08Lec04 Rt theory THNKNG BODY
Thnkng is a bodily action, Bcause t brain w use 4 thnkng is an inseparable part of our body. Rt too is always bodily, Bcause w xperience Rt thru our senses & sensory perceptions R processed by t brain. In spite of its sensory & bodily aspects, there R also non-bodily conceptions & meanings in Rt. How can w reconcile conceptuality & t body? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
I thnk, there4 I am. Try 2 mAk a work of Rt using nothng but thoughts. Send a txt msg 2 SMS telling us how u succeeded. Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
10Lec05 Rt theory CONCEPT
Concepts & ideas occupy an important plAc in contemporary Rt. Sumtimes tha can B even mor important thn traditional media in Rt. A work of Rt can consist of nothng but a concept, & its only material aspect is t documentary evidence of t concept. Conceptuality has xpanded t Rtist's work in2 t field of philosophy. How is philosophy manifested in visual Rt? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
1st, create a work tht is composed of concepts & giv it a title. Then giv t work another title. How did t retitling chAng t work & t meaning of t concepts tht gave rise 2 it? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
12Lec06 Rt theory INTERTXTUALITY
Intertxtuality means t references 2 other txts contained in a txt. In visual Rts, intertxtuality tAks t form of direct or indirect allusions 2 other works of Rt or 2 txts. Intertxtuality is associated with interdisciplinarity in science & Rt, & t combination of DFrnt disciplines 2gtha. Thnk of an xample of intertxtuality. Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
Illustrate a religious txt or work with pics tAkn from a mail order catalogue. Wot does t work look lik? How does it DFr from traditional illustrations of holy txts? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
14Lec07 Rt theory GENDER
T term gender refers 2 socially conditioned gender as opposed 2 sex. Gender is closely connected 2 identity, which is 1 of t central themes in contemporary Rt.T xploration of gender raises t issue of DFrnt combinations of biological & social gender, with nu interpretations of gender Bing introduced alngside traditional ideas.How does an Rtist's sex or gender affect his or her Rt? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
Spend a day in t role & clothes of t opposite sex. MAk a work from ya xperience & tell us abt it in a txt msg. Txt in ART, space & ya description 2 no 16350.
16Lec08 Rt theory PER4MANCE
In per4mance Rt, t work consists of t Rtist's presence & actions in a certain plAc. A per4mance can tAk plAc NEWer & @ NE time. It can B NE kind of situation, as lng as it involves 4 elements: time, plAc, t Rtist's body & interaction Btween t Rtist & t audience. A per4mance can B of AN duration. How does per4mance Rt DFr from theatre? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
T main thng in action & doing is movement itSlf, not who moves. There4 it DFrs from theatrical acting, wer t actor is central. Create a per4mance tht is based on doing instead of acting. Send a description of ya per4mance 2 SMS in a txt msg. Txt in ART, space & ya description 2 no 16350.
18Lec09 Rt theory INTERVENTION
An intervention in Rt is a reaction or comment 2 sum xisting work. An intervention can also challenge sum particular work, theme or audience xpctations. An intervention can B understood as an action werby t Rtist appropriates a situation 2 xpress his or her own view. Wot interventions can u find in t media? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
Try 2 gain access 2 sum medium, nuspaper, radio, TV or t web, & carry out ya own Rtistic intervention there. Tell us abt it in a txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
20Lec10 Rt theory COMMUNITY RT
In community Rt t Rtist works with a community or a group of PPL. T community participates in t making of t Rtwork. Community Rt raises t question of who is t author of a work, wen t work is finished, & wot a work of Rt ultimately consists of. It also asks 4 wot purpose & 4 whom is Rt made. Who do u thnk Rt is made 4? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
Gather a group. Plan & create 2gtha a work of Rt & share it with others. Send a txt msg 2 SMS & tell us how democratic t project was. Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
22Lec11 Rt theory PUBLIC SPACE
Works of Rt have always Bn put up in public plAces, squares & plazas. 2day Rtists R also interested in less glamorous plAces sch as underground train stations, toilets, alleys, bars. @ t same time, tha challenge our notions abt who t public space BLngs 2, who decides wot can B xhibited in public & wot it can B lik. Wot t do u thnk? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
Interview PPL in sum public plAc. Create a work from t interviews & xhibit it in t location wer u carried them out. Send us a txt msg telling how PPL reacted. Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
24Lec12 Rt theory SITE-SPECIFIC RT
In site-specific Rt, t Rtist tAks in2 account t plAc wer t work is 2 B shown while planning it.T plAc or t environment is an inseparable aspect of t work & its meanings in site-specific Rt.Find a site-specific work & tell us how its surroundings affect t meaning & interpretation of t piece. Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
Design a work tht can xist only in sum specific plAc in t wrld & tht reveals its real meaning only in tht particular plAc. Describe t work in a txt msg & send it 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya description 2 no 16350.
26Lec13 Rt theory DECONSTRUCTION
Deconstruction is a critical way of reading tht seeks 2 reveal hidden contradictions in ideas & conceptions, & 2 show t variability of language & meaning. Meaning doesnít xist in t sense of a clear-cut absolute category.EvrEthng cultural is constructed by man & there4 it can also B deconstructed & reinterpreted.Giv an xample of deconstruction.Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
Select sum object as a strting point of ya work. Break up t object in2 t smallest PSSbl parts & put it back 2gtha in a nu way. Send a txt msg 2 SMS & tell us how t object chAngd in t process. Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
28Lec14 Pic analysis READING IMAGES
Xamining a work of Rt, w must consider wot it is made of, wot its themes R, & wer & how it is exhibited. AL viewers also receive t work in their own way, depending on their personal history & lif situation. Compare a work & its printed reproduction. How do tha DFr? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
Look @ t same work wen u R sober, drunk, glad, sad, angry or in luv How is ya xperience & t meaning of t work affected by ya emotional state of mind & bodily feeling? Report ya observations by txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya observations 2 no 16350.
30Lec15 Pic analysis FORM
In a formal analysis of a work of Rt, only relevant features R considered. T significant forms of t work R analysed next, those tht create t mood of t piece. T work is considered as a "pure" image on2 which viewers project their own meanings & interpretations L8R. In ya opinion, wot is t point of formal analysis? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
Analyse an advertisement in a nuspaper as if it were a work of Rt. Did u manage 2 analyse only its formal qualities? Wot was t most difficult thng in t analysis? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
32Lec16 Pic analysis CONTENT
Content & form R often closely linked in a work of Rt & it is difficult 2 consider them separately. Objective xamination is also imPSSbl: t viewer always chAngs t thng tht is viewed. In Rt, emptiness is neva empty, jst as an untitled work is neva nameless. Is ths PSSbl? If it is, how? If not, Y not? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
Dreams in their immateriality R pure content. Analyse a dream of ya own as a work of Rt. Wot did u notice? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
34Lec17 Pic analysis CONTEXT
Rt is an opn concept which defies xhaustive definition. Rt can B considered a kind of game or play wer sum1 1st suggests SumThng & then another person comments on it. Rt is in a continuous state of chAng, defining itSlf. A work of Rt also receives part of its meaning by xisting in an Rt-historical continuum. Giv an example of ths. Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
Nature doesnít xpress NEthng, it is pure form. A natural object isnít a work of Rt by itSlf unless t Rtist does SumThng 2 it, sch as movn it 2 a gallery. TAk a natural object & plAc it on a shelf in DFrnt shops. Wot kinds of meanings does t object get in DFrnt plAces wen it is disconnected from its original contxt? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
36Lec18 Tech T BOUNDARIES OF Rt
Fine Rt is traditionally divided in2 3 disciplines: painting, graphic Rt & sculpture. Ths division is no lnger relevant, as Rtists have adopted nu techniques & R combining 2gtha DFrnt areas of Rt. T division in2 genres has also broken down, & so has t division in2 high & low Rt. How can w tell tht ths is so? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
A total work of Rt (Gesamtkunstwerk) brngs 2gtha DFrnt disciplines, seeking 2 attain a maximum total impact on aL t senses. MAk ya own total work of Rt which employs DFrnt senses, DFrnt genres & areas of Rt. Send a description of t work by txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya description 2 no 16350.
38Lec19 Tech REPETITION
Repetition is a device tht is used 2 reinforce t msg of an artwork. Repetition & continuity R also vital aspects of ritual. On T other hnd, repetition can also mAk a thng banal, lik aL t countless replicas of t Eiffel Tower. Paradoxically, repetition both ritualises & demystifies its object. Wot do t replicas of t Eiffel Tower stnd 4? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
MAk a work in which u gather, copy or repeat SumThng as many times as PSSbl. Wot hPned in t process? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
40Ass20 Tech SCALE
T natural sciences study thngs ranging in size from 10 to t Pwr of -22 to 10 to t Pwr of 23 metres. Rtists too work with DFrnt scales. In spaces of aL sizes, works have been made as big or as small as PSSbl, depending on t Rtist's or t contractor's intentions. A work of Rt can show thngs very close by or very far away. Giv an xample of a macroscopic or microscopic work. Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
MAk a work by enlarging or reducing an object of ya choice. How did t chAng in scale chAng t object? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
42Lec21 Tech HYBRID
In biology, a hybrid is a cross Btween 2 species. In post-colonial theory, hybrid refers 2 thngs & phenomena tht were created wen t cultures of t conquerors & of t conquered blended 2gtha. Hybrids challenge t permanence of mainstream culture, reminding us tht there is no return 2 paradise. Tell us abt sum cultural hybrid. Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
ReD-mades (Objet trouvť)R works tht R made using xisting objects. MAk a reD-made work by combining 2 xisting objects tht represent DFrnt cultures. Send a description of t finished piece by txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya description 2 no 16350.
44Lec22 Tech MICROHISTORY
Official histories tell abt events from t winner's perspective. By contrast, microhistory tells abt events from t individual's point of view. It tells abt t importance of EvrEday lif & abt t individual's xperience in society. Tell us abt sum event wer official history & an individual's xperience R DFrnt. Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
MAk a work wer u xplore t way in which sum historical event has affected ya lif. Send a description of t event & t work by txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya description 2 no 16350.
46Lec23 Colour DEFINITION OF COLOUR
Colour is electromagnetic radiation whose wavelength is Btween 350 & 700 nm.There is an infinite no of colours. Black & whiteR not actually colours: a black surface doesnít reflect light of NE colour & white is a mix of aL colours. T human perception of colour is always subjective. Also t xperience of colour is subjective. How do DFrnt PPL define t colour turquoise? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
Look @ Rtworks in a museum thru DFrntly coloured sunglasses. MAk a work of ya own based on t xperience. Send a description of it by txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya description 2 no 16350.
48Lec24 Colour VISIBLE LIGHT
Light is tht part of telectromagnetic spectrum which is visible 2 t human I.Its wavelength is from 350 to 700 nm.T human I Cs yellow or yellow-green light best.Ultraviolet light, X-rays & gamma rays have a shorter wavelength, while infrared, microwaves & radio waves have a lnger wavelength. Look @ a rainbow.Wot order R t colours in?Can u C aL visible colours in it?Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
MAk a work using visible light. Send a description of t work by txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya description 2 no 16350.
50Lec25 Colour INFRA & ULTRA
In a rainbow, afta violet comes ultraviolet & afta red comes infrared. Man has built devices tht can also mAk these wavelengths visible 2 t human I. Wen tha study works of Rt, conservators use infrared & ultraviolet photos tht reveal mor thngs abt t Rtworks. Find sch photos & compare them 2 t original work. Wot did u notice? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
Look @ heat camera pics. Wot forms do tha produce? Wear white clothes & go 2 a nightclub tht has UV lights. Which materials reflect UV light best? MAk a work tht must B Cn in infrared or UV light. Txt in ART, space & ya replies 2 no 16350.
52Lec26 Colour DARK MATTER
T universe is not made only of visible matter. Astronomers have concluded tht there must also xist invisible dark matter in t universe, accounting 4 an estimated 90% of aL matter. In other words, t visible matter of which W & our galaxy R made is in a minority in t universe. How does ths affect ya idea of t wrld? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
Go 2 an observatory & look @ galaxies with t telescope. Astronomers have calculated tht there is a lot of dark matter alng t edges of galaxies, slowing down their rate of rotation. Try 2 pic dark matter. MAk a work tht can only B observed indirectly. Send a description of t work by txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya description 2 no 16350.
54Lec27 Composition CHAOS & ORDER
Rtists have always used mathematics & randomness in their work. An interesting work of Rt shld B neither too predictable nor too random. It also forms a coherent whole. Complexity increases t intensity of t work. There must not B too much complexity or t coherence of t work suffers. Ths reduces t intensity created by complexity & coherence. How does ths appear in practice? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
1st mAk a work wer u use sum mathematical formula, & then another wer u use randomness. How do t results of these two approaches DFr? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
56Lec28 Composition COHERENCE
Man is considered a coherent creation, a kind of image of God, t ideal against which comparison is made. It is a state of AFArs, a goal. 1 may pretend 2 have attained it, even though ths is not t case. On t other hnd, it is t departure from t ideal, t flaw, which makes us unique individuals. Who defines ths human ideal? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
Children R taught in school 2 write lnghnd, which is a cultural contract of wot legible writing shld look lik. T goal is 2 learn t shape of letters, a kind of ideal ABC. Yt handwriting tht DFrs from t model is called personal. MAk a work tht xplores ths contradiction between t ideal & t flawed. Send a description of t work by txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya description 2 no 16350.
58Lec29 Composition COMPLEXITY
Chaos theorists study limits wer a system Bcomes so complex tht it crashes. Weather 4 xample is so complex tht it is imPSSbl 2 predict: a small chAng SumWer tht can lead 2 Gr8 chAngs SumWer else. In Rt, complexity creates tension & can itSlf serve as content. How does t complexity of DFrnt systems affect ya lif? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
MAk an xtremely complex work. Send a description of t work by txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya description 2 no 16350.
60Lec30 Composition INTENSITY
Wen a movie sweeps us alng, w 4get time & plAc. W can thank scriptwriters & psychologists 4 ths, but also ancient Greek poetics, according 2 which tension is created wen a moral person makes a fateful mistAk & faces peril. T tension grows with sudden turns of t plot & wen situations R recognised, & is resolved in t end. How can ths B applied in visual Rt? Txt in ART, space & ya reply 2 no 16350.
MAk a work tht xamines intensity in EvrEday lif & send a description of it by txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya description 2 no 16350.
62Flwk1 CHOICE OF TOPIC
Congrats, Uv completed t basic module of SMS/FAG studies! AL tht remains now is ya diploma work. If u canít thnk of a topic or theme, tAk a dictionary, opn it @ random & chOs a word with ya eyes closed: there's ya topic. Wen u know ya topic, send it by txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya topic 2 no 16350.
63Flwk2 CHOICE OF MEDIUM
Next u wL have 2 decide how u want 2 mAk ya diploma work. Rmba tht u can always ask ya friends 4 help. A work of Rt doesnít have 2 B physically produced by t Rtist him/herSlf. Wen u know ya medium, let us know by txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya medium 2 no 16350.
Draw up a schedule 4 t realisation of ya work: wen u can strt working on it, wen it wL B finished & wen u wL xhibit it. Reserve 1 day 4 t diploma seminar. Wen u know t schedule, send it by txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya schedule 2 no 16350.
Draw up a budget 4 ya diploma work. If u don't have enuf munE, revise ya plans or find out abt available grants & apply 4 them. Send ya budget by txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya budget 2 no 16350.
Find a plAc wer u can xhibit ya diploma work. U can ask abt galleries or other plAces tht have Rt xhibitions. If u canít find NE other plAc, hld ya graduation xhibition @ home or in a public space. Rmba 2 send a txt msg 2 SMS telling us ya choice of venue. Txt in ART, space & ya choice of venue 2 no 16350.
Write a press release abt ya diploma work. Ths also doubles as t written part of ya work. Wen u have finished t release, send it 2 as many nuspapers, radio stations & TV channels as u can. Rmba 2 send a copy of ya press release by txt msg 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya press release 2 no 16350.
Plan ya xhibition opening. Wot u wL wear & wot u WL serve @ t opning R important. Design an invitation tht u can send by txt msg 2 EvrE1 u want 2 invite 2 ya opning. Send 1 invitation 4 t archives of SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya invitation 2 no 16350.
Invite PPL u respect 2 C ya diploma work & 2 discuss it with u. Send a summary of t main points of t discussion 2 SMS. Txt in ART, space & ya main points 2 no 16350.
Photograph ya diploma work B4 u dismantle t xhibition.Send digital pics of your final project as jpg files (max 5 pic 500 kB/pic) by e-mail to xxx. Txt in ART 2 no 16350 wen Uv done it.
Congrats! Uv completed t basic study module of SMS/FAG & have successfully held a diploma show. Uv attended 30 lectures & kept a lecture diary. Uv also completed 30 study assignments, participated in 7 distance diploma tutoring sessions & have organised a diploma seminar, reporting it 2 SMS. Good luck & success in ya career as an Rtist!