This class aims to explore opportunities for making and locating sculpture in a broader socio-cultural context. In-class presentations and discussions are structured to identify important examples of contemporary art practice and serve as a platform for the exchange of ideas and debate. Students will pursue projects that expand considerations of public audience engagement. We will investigate various approaches including public service, distribution, object dispatch, wearable sculpture, performative work, site-specific temporary structure and mobile phenomena, among others.
While exercising material experimentation and learning inter-disciplinary practices, students are encouraged to work collaboratively and to develop strategies to pursue off-campus projects.