Sustainable Sculpture Practice (ARTX08064)
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This course introduces students to the discipline of Sculpture and engages with the current debates concerned with developing a sustainable practice in the Arts. Students will be introduced to the fundamental knowledge and skills of Sculpture with a particular focus on enhancing creative thinking methods and social responsibility.
Students work on two complementary projects exploring materiality through assemblage construction and reductive working methods as a way of engaging with the current debates surrounding environmental and social sustainability in the Arts. Students will be encouraged to consider the concept of sustainability in reference to specific cultural, environmental and socio-political frameworks and the implications for the production of Art in the 21st Century. They will explore these issues through the development of a sculptural process that incorporates experimenting, presenting and reflecting. The focus for these projects will be the development of relative thinking through physical experimentation and reflexive methodologies. This will enable them to apply research and making skills in the development of their ideas within the context of sustainable practice in the Arts.
Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%
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