How to Collaborate: Threeing (APA2214.03)

Caroline Woolard, MFA Teaching Fellow

If group work is both the most necessary and the most difficult endeavor of our time, what methods are necessary for collaboration in the visual arts? In this seminar and studio, students will focus on a method for group work that was developed by the video-artist (not politician) Paul Ryan between 1971 and the end of his life, in 2013. Threeing is “a voluntary practice in which three people take turns playing three different roles: initiator, respondent, and mediator.” Working in groups of three, students will use Threeing to create ephemeral installations, drawings, texts, and conversations while rotating between these three roles: initiator, respondent and mediator. This course takes as its archive The Study Center for Group Work, a library of collaborative methods that have been developed by artists:

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
Sat 10:00am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 4:30pm; Sun 10:00am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 4:30pm (Nov 9, 10, 16, 17)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: One time only
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