A manifesto is a public declaration of principles, intentions, motives or views. It is written by an individual or a group to reflect their views. A manifesto can express an opinion on a particular issue, a whole worldview or set of principles. Artists often perform these principles through acts of making as well as through their pronouncements. The purpose of the unit is to introduce you to the manifesto as a form of artistic declaration. It asks you to consider the value of art within society and then provides you with a suite of skills that enable you to express principles, intentions, motives or views through written pronouncement as well as creative acts. In doing this the unit places value on your contribution to the course as well as the wider field of artistic discourse by asking you to situate your work within key historical and contemporary forms of artistic manifesto. You will learn the core skills of close reading and summarising and the relationship of image to text within creative practice. This unit introduces students to the creative arts emphasis on praxis, where theory is tested and embodied in making and writing.
Set projects will engage you in collaborative and cross-media practice as well as concentrated individual focus. Practical demonstrations and making/writing workshops will introduce you to a range of the facilities available on campus and initiate an explorative, critical and reflective approach to practice. The unit will also emphasise temporality as a formal aspect to consider when making art. This means exploring how time is used across a wide variety of modes of production, from static to moving images and from monumental to ephemeral art. This will be a broad introduction to this fundamental formal consideration.
|Unit name||Critical Practices in Art: Manifestos|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Doctor Brigita Ozolins|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Use a variety of forms of oral, written and visual forms to express principles, intentions, motives or views within the context of a manifesto.
- Summarise and reflect on the key ideas and arguments contained within a range of provided texts and other artefacts.
- Apply the process of experimentation and problem solving to make artwork that responds to unit theme.
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- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:FSA121 Critical Practices 1A
On Campus (Hobart and Launceston)
Weekly Workshops (3 Hours)
Plus an additional 7 hours engagement with unit content and self-directed learning per week
|Assessment||Task 1: Summary and Personal Manifesto (20%)|Task 2: Manifesto video/PPT and context essay (30%)|Task 3: Final portfolio. Manifesto artwork, journal and reflective statement (50%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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