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CAEL2093: Sculpture: Installation and Space

This unit will explore installation as a spatial practice within the expanded terrain of sculpture. You will examine installation as a hybrid form that negotiates and incorporates the boundaries of traditional art practices like painting, sculpture and video. The unit of study provides an overview of contemporary installation art practice and explores methods for producing work in a variety of media to activate and utilise space. Students explore innovative applications of conventional materials, found objects and time-based media such as video, sound and custom technologies in the development of their work. This unit engages with dedicated installations spaces and the adapting of environments and locations. The unit combines studio work, short presentations by the lecturer, student presentations and group discussion/critiques. In consultation with the lecturer, you will develop a studio work proposal and create a finished work.

Code CAEL2093
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000-level from CAVA or 12 credit points at 1000 level from CASF

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Interpret and reflect on the nature of sculpture, space and installation practice in relation to historical antecedents
  • LO2. Experiment with objects and materials in relation to site and space
  • LO3. Distinguish between different approaches and/or solutions relative to sculpture, site and space
  • LO4. Verbally critique, evaluate and analyse studio outcomes of our own and those of your peers
  • LO5. Formulate imaginative and informed artistic outcomes in relation to site and space
  • LO6. Relate studio outcomes in relation to the field of knowledge, self and broader socio-political contexts