Ontario College of Art & Design

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Performance and Performativity
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10.0 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits) and 1.0 credit of second-year liberal arts & sciences (including 0.5 credit in VISA/VISC/VISD/VISM).
Performance, a marginalized form of artistic activity during the reign of modernism, has in the time of postmodernism become a central component in art, culture and theory. This course will examine the diverse range of practices in recent performance art as well as explore some of its historical precedents. Course materials are interdisciplinary and will cover several of the many critical fields influencing contemporary performance discourse, such as feminism, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies. The term “performance” in this course is understood in the broadest sense. Works to be discussed will include artists’ projects as well as events in mass media, politics, popular culture and “real life.”
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken VISC 4B91: Special Topic in Visual Culture: Performance & Performativity in the 2004/2005 academic year or VISC 4B02 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated May 2, 2012 - 4:57 PM