Up/Side/Down (VA4321.01) (cancelled 7/17/2023)

Elena Demyanenko & J Blackwell

This is a practice for participants of any discipline who are interested in exploring the intersections between movement and drawing, actions and traces. We invite you to join us in an experiment. We want to consider/reconsider/resist/undermine/overwhelm/explode the question of how to make work under uncertain circumstances. These explorations will take the form of happenings. Happenings depend upon uncertain circumstances.

Students will create scores (images and/or movement) which will be activated by the class and faculty for presentation and critique. This role-reversal is intended to offer students an alternative perspective on artistic decision-making. Through repetition and accumulation we hope to build a series of short pieces that can be layered on top of each other and performed at the end of the term event.

Learning Outcomes:
Building a robust, disciplined, and vigorous artistic practice
Augmenting problem-solving and problem-finding skills
Exercising and expanding imaginative thinking
Investigating complicated ideas through open-ended conversation

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor required (contact: edemyanenko@bennington.edu and jblackwell@bennington.edu): Experience in drawing and movement is necessary as well as conversation with one of the instructors prior the registration period.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
T 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Dance , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Updates , Visual Arts (VA)
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