1. Acquire insight and knowledge about changes and transformations within media, arts and performance and how to reflect on these transformations and their implications;|
2. Develop the skill to define and demonstrate the use of relevant theoretical concepts for the analysis of current changing and transforming practices in media, arts and performance.
Only open for students in the RMA Media, Art & Performance Studies and KUEM students.|
The aim of this course is to trace emergent practices in media, arts and performance, to reflect on these developments and the contexts in which they take shape, and to investigate how they urge a reconsideration of the concepts used to engage with them. We will explore examples of emerging practices and meet with people involved in them. We will take concepts as our lens on the relationships between our practice as critical theorists and transforming practices in media, arts and performance. We will explore how concepts can become (as Bal puts it) a “third partner” between emerging and transforming practices and critical theorists, and also how a closer look at concepts, what they do and what we do with them, may help us to further understand an define our own role as critical theorists.
Students will develop research skills appropriate for current developments in media, art and performance, and research relevant for reflection on the dynamics of change and transformation within these fields.