Graduate Projects in Studio Art (MFA): Disappearing Act
In a culture of every increasing diversity, can “going mainstream’ become the ultimate disappearing act? At what point does the obvious become the extraordinary? This course will reexamine the realm of obviousness, cliché, & boredom as alternate strategies for affecting disappearance both as an art practice as well as a possible act of transgression. Theoretical & literary topics include Michel Foucault, Paul Virillo as well as the science fiction writer Samuel Delaney. We will also be screening films by Georges Melies, Kenneth Anger, & Swiss artist Roman Signer.
- Old Course Number: E90.2912