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CAEL3020: Critical Bodies: Performance Art Practice

Critical Bodies explores innovative and exploratory approaches to contemporary Performance art practice, placing the body at the centre of these investigations. Using studio-based skills students will explore performativity as a broader concept through re-enactment, photo construction as tableau and video performance alongside 'live' actions.

Code CAEL3020
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in the Visual Arts major or 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Bachelor of Visual Arts

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

  • LO1. develop and consolidate conceptual and technical skills relevant to the investigations explored in Critical Bodies. You will be encouraged to develop conceptual strategies for your work, and an individual aesthetic that responds to the parameters of your project
  • LO2. have an increased understanding and critical awareness of the creative and expressive possibilities of working with content specific to Critical Bodies
  • LO3. develop your understanding of the production of creative works that reflects a growing technical and conceptual competency and an understanding of relevant contemporary practice
  • LO4. critically evaluate information relevant to the elective area and engage with wider perspectives on practice both locally and internationally.

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