The terms 'subject' and 'object' are central to understanding contemporary art and performance. 'Subject' and the related term 'subjectivity' lead into an exploration of the self and the structures that construct the self; identity and how identity can be represented; autobiography, authority and authenticity. 'Object' raises questions about the nature of the art object, the role of materiality and tactility, and the possible agency of objects. In this unit, you explore these themes as they inform a range of contemporary art practices and consider their applicability to your own creative work.
|Unit name||Ideas of Subject and Object|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Dr Karen Hall
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
Total 39 hours lectures, seminars and discussions over 13 weeks
Podcast (1000-word equivalent: 30%); Written exercise (1500 words: 30%); Essay (2500 words: 40%)
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