Course Title: Sculpture Studio Live Art

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sculpture Studio Live Art

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2008

Course Coordinator: Peter Cripps

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3625

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 37.1

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is for Fine Art Students from BP201 only.

Course Description

This course focuses upon Live Art as an ephemeral, time-based practice that draws on the visual and performing arts. It examines the history, theory and critical reception of Live Art and Performance as a category with a contemporary focus. What can we say Live Art is? How do conceptual, temporal and spatial and material needs define its language and application?

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Examine definitions of Live Art as a language and develop abilities to critique its forms. Explore materials, form, working processes and technical skills with innovative thinking and experimentation. Explore the body as an artistic tool and consider the body as site of representation, issues of gender and autobiography, Consider the roles of theory and research, the analysis of action, intervention and social contexts, the function of documentation and issues of temporality.

Become aware of the historical background of Live Art and its future potential within their own practice. Learn to develop and implement complex creative strategies including interventionist and other non studio-based modes of working. Develop a flexible and mobile attitude to the development of artworks.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course incorporates a group of projects introducing students to the languages of Live Art. Students will develop two performance projects and related materials. Projects are small and large scale, individual and collaborative, materially based and speculative, short and longer term. Students will produce written and other research materials as well as a documentation folio.

Overview of Learning Resources

Projects will be supported by lectures, exhibition visits and artist discussions. Students are supplied a reference bibliography and list of materials and equipment as required. Students will require familiarity with internet and library research facilities. Student Services may also assist with learning support and other information.

Overview of Assessment

Display evidence of production, participation in feedback sessions and assessment of your work during the semester. Assessment Tasks and Value: all projects/works of art exhibited in feedback sessions are to be finished to a resolved, professional standard of presentation commensurate with each student’s year level. The work needs to answer the criteria set for each of 2 or 3 project totaling 100%.