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080039 SE Seminar: Image and Projection (2017W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 06.10. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 03.11. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 17.11. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Friday 01.12. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Friday 15.12. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 12.01. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 26.01. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Installations with projected images are among the most prominent forms of artistic production in recent decades. The seminar will look into this broad field only selectively. The main aim of the seminar is to explore the historical conditions and implications of the new “genre” of artistic production. The work of Dan Graham will be one thematic centre: His early slide projections, his films, performances, video-installations and pavilions allow a precise description of the interrelations between the laws of geometric (and photographic) optics, the emergence of what we think of as "images” and the constitution of the viewing subject. These analyses will be framed by readings of classical texts – from Platons cave parable over the theory of perspective in the early Renaissance to cinema- and ideology-critical texts of the 1960s.
We will discuss regularly films or film-based works that are to be seen in Vienna, in exhibition and also at the filmmuseum (filmmuseum.at). I recommend urgently to visit the screening of Warhol’s Chelsea Girls (Tue. 3.10., 19 Uhr), Chris Marker’s Sans soleil (Fr. 6.10., 19 Uhr) and Jean-Luc Godards Le Mépris (Tue. 10.10., 20.45) at the filmmuseum. Further films will follow during the semester.
It is the aim of the seminar to develop a conceptual understanding of the illusory state of the (perspectival) image and the correlative structure of consciousness. This understanding will be acquired via the analysis of works of art and the reading of canonical texts; it shall be applied and tested in the seminar works - focusing on freely eligible works of art (within the thematic framework of the seminar).

Assessment and permitted materials

Independent induction in the subject of the seminar, the readiness to visit relevant exhibitions and film screenings (e.g. at the filmmuseum) and to participate in the discussion in the seminar are required. During the seminar different tasks are distributed: preparation of texts; presentation of positions papers about works we will discuss together; reviews of seminar meetings. These tasks will be partially prepared in groups of c. three people.
Written seminar paper (c. 35-45.000 signs incl. blancs and footnotes, excl. appendices).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Development of a coherent question and concise definitions of the paper’s subject; self-conscious access to the primary work(s) including the forms of its mediation; factually precise and terminologically correct analyses/description of the work(s) and accurate references to relevant literature; linguistically flawless form of expression/representation.
Since the literature is mainly in english, very good reading ability is required; as well as the readiness to cooperate in (small) groups also beyond the seminar times.
Since the literature is mainly in english, very good reading ability is required; as well as the readiness to cooperate in the (small) group also beyond the seminar times.

Examination topics

Installation with 'projected images'; films and photographic works; the relevant literature; art-theoretical and philosophical texts.

Reading list

Literature and material for the seminar will be supplied via a seminar apparatus in the library and via Moodle.

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