Through film screenings, performances, exhibition visits, video gaming, documenting, archiving and discussing, you engage in new perspectives that transforms your world views and enhance your critical skills (decision making, strategic thinking, problem solving, coordinating, prioritising, scheduling, communication, respect, sharing, participation, listening, observation, flexibility, collaboration).
This is what you can learn at the course
Develop critical thinking and looking skills to understand how artists respond to the social and cultural issues of their time.
Develop a deeper understanding of artists’ processes, including modes of experimentation and engagements with the past.
Gain confidence in looking at and talking about archive science and archival practices in contemporary art.
Better comprehend the choices you make as makers with respect to expression, identity, and issues such as archival practices and memorialisation.
These are the skills you can gain from the course
You can understand the politics of the archive(s) and how to counter-balance the historical issues of exclusions and silences in the archives (for example: counter-narratives, community archives, re-enactments).
You can reliably demonstrate the capacity to create artistic strategies which engage with the archival multiverse (documentation, embodied knowledge, record keeping, archiving, archival practices such as performed re-enactment and archival film practice).
You are able to design and organise personal strategies to reflect on your daily life and production of data.
You demonstrate the ability to navigate artistic practices which engage with the archive(s), the archival, memory and memorialisation.
You can correctly identify a range of works of art related to archival practices.