Friday lates: Carolee Schneeman, body and process

Course Dates: 14/10/22
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Online
Discover the work of a pioneer of body and performance art and an experimental filmmaker Carolee Schneemann (1939-2019), exploring the topics of body, sexuality and gender.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00

Course Code: VB739

Fri, eve, 14 Oct - 14 Oct '22

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

In this one-session course, we study a selection of works by Carolee Schneemann mainly focusing on her early body and performance art pieces, which have been recognised as an invaluable contribution to the development of these art forms. We also examine her works produced in other media such as photography and film, and discuss the cultural context in which the artist was working.

A content warning: this course will show works of art that deal directly with sexual expression and nudity.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• Schneemann’s key performances such as Meat Joy (1964) and Interior Scroll (1975), and some of her work in other media.

• The artist’s contribution to the development of performance art.

• The broader historical context in which Schneemann was working.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

By the end of this course you should be able to:

· Describe at least three works by Schneemann.

· Evaluate Schneemann’s contribution to the field of performance art.

· Practice situating artworks in a broader cultural context.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for all levels.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations and instructions on the basic elements of Zoom software, like usage of microphone and camera.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught online with slide presentations and group discussions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no other costs, but you are advised to bring a notebook to the classes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

-Feminism in Modern and Contemporary Art
-Avant-Garde Women: Art Innovations of the 20th & 21st Century
-Friday Lates: Fluxus: A Revolutionary Tide in Art
-Art and Critical Theory: Feminism, Postcolonialism and the Death of the Artist
-Friday Lates: 'The Future is Now', an Introduction to Video Art.

Irina Chkhaidze

Irina Chkhaidze completed her PhD in Art History at University College London. Prior to this, she studied Liberal Arts and gained an MA in Humanities in Germany. Irina has published articles on contemporary art, theories of posthumanism and human-animal relations. She has taught gallery-based courses at UCL, covering 19th to 21st century art. Currently, Irina also lectures on philosophy and social theory at Leeds Beckett University, and teaches on Critical Studies programme at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

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