This foundation-level class teaches students to challenge the boundaries of conventional art categories. Through studio assignments, this course introduces diverse means-such as printed matter, digital media, audio, video, and performance-that have been used to transgress artistic limits. In addition, students are encouraged to experiment with interdisciplinary approaches to practices within and beyond artistic and academic disciplines.
Manani Jones - Lamont
Laura Lima Nishida
S L O W
‘inefficiency’, under capitalism, is never a strategy and always occurs in error. Inefficiency is an inaccuracy, an incompetence, a queer calculation, an irrational movement of the body requiring to be made streamlined, time-saving and labour-saving. […] a practice of ‘radical inefficiency’ is a practice of multiple temporalities, of accidents and wastefulness, of unpredictability, of slow processes amid fast actions.
Rowan Lear, Towards radical inefficiency: autonomy, overwork and resistance in artistic labour
Essay commissioned and published in artist-led journal Doggerland, Issue 4, 2017.
In lieu of our originally intended live S L O W movement performance, this collaborative video explores ideas of radical slowness, social isolation, and connectivity amidst a global pandemic.
For this group project, we used an “exquisite corpse” call/response approach to perform collaboratively within a virtual sphere. Each artist, before passing the video file along to the next contributor, had 24 hours to create a one minute video in response to the last 5 seconds of footage sent to them. The end result is a compilation of intertwined reflections that express a heightened awareness of our bodies in space and a deeper understanding of ordered time as a construct.