When looking at an object, watching something moving, experiencing the sound of an occurrence, witnessing an interaction between people, or noticing the surrounding circumstance of any object or event – how do we choose what we see? What are we not choosing? And how do we attempt to speak or write about it?
Focusing on any events or objects, not intentionally art, we will practice noticing myriad aspects of them, discussing them, and writing about them. The first week will be dedicated to describing objects, motion, and sound; the second to interactions between objects, living beings, etc; the third to surrounding circumstances of events.
Students are expected to write and rewrite a series of descriptions, fully participate in exercises and discussions. Students are also expected to attend one lecture, performance, or event outside of regularly scheduled class time.