Subjects

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
TW 2-5 ()
prerequisites
description

This course is an introduction to artistic practice and critical visual thinking. Through hands-on and maker-kit demos (sculpture, mould-making, sewing, cold connections), quick brainstorms, readings, guest lectures, presentations, and project-driven explorations, students explore topics that interest them and that relate to the theme.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-6 G
schedule
TR 9-12 ()
prerequisites
Undergraduates: 4.301 or 4.302 or permission of instructor
description

From Birmingham, Alabama to Antwerp, Belgium, the recent removal and defacing of monuments to Confederate and imperialist leaders marks a new wave in our stream of struggles over haunting legacies. Some believe that removing these statues is an attempt to erase or cover up history. For others, it is a means to confront violence, racism, and oppression in history and at present.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 2-5 ()
prerequisites
4.314: 4.301 or 4.302 or permission of instructor
description

The Choreographing The City class will look at an emerging lexicon (for movement in urban space) that connects to ideas shared across dance-making (choreography), to building/city-making (community). Developed in dialogue with Theatrum Mundi, prof.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
MW 9:30-12:30 ()
prerequisites
description

Explores three-dimensional art work, including sculptures and installations, from design to model to finished piece. Addresses challenges associated with design and fabrication, process, context, and relationships between objects, the body, and physical or cultural environments. Lectures, screenings, field trips, readings, and debates supplement studio practice.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
TR 2-5 ()
prerequisites
G: permission of instructor
description

4.341 UG | 4.342 G

This introductory course in photography and related media provides foundations in visual theory and practical instructions in the fundamentals of various camera formats and digital imaging. It fosters—both theoretically and practically—media literacy, from analogue to digital imaging.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
R 9:30-12:30 ()
prerequisites
UG: 4.341 or permission of instructor, G: 4.342 or permission of instructor
description

UG: 4.344 | G: 4.345

This advanced photography course is designed for students who wish to explore photography, images and archives, as tools and resources for artistic practices. The course focuses on the use of archival images in photographic practices while encouraging students to explore analog, digital and new technologies.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U / 2-4-6 G
schedule
TR 7-10 ()
prerequisites
U: 4.351 or permission of instructor; G: permission of instructor
description

This class will examine the aesthetic and technical strategies adopted by iconoclastic cinema and video makers in response to social, political, and ecological upheavals. What strategies (historical and contemporary) have these counter-cultural artists employed in their representation of trauma, conflict, amnesia, and resistance?

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 ()
prerequisites
description

UG: 4.354 | G: 4.355

Introduction to Video and Related Media examines the technical and conceptual variables and strategies inherent in a contemporary video art practice.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
Lecture: W 7-10, Recitation by appointment ()
prerequisites
UG: 4.301 or 4.302 or permission of instructor
description

UG: 4.361; G: 4.362

instructors
Judith Barry, Nida Sinnokrot, Katarina Burin
units
3-3-12 G
schedule
MF 2-5 (E15-001)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Explores the theory and criticism of intersections between art, culture, and technology in relation to contemporary artistic practice, critical design, and media. Students consider methods of investigation, documentation, and display and explore modes of communication across disciplines.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
T 7-10 ()
prerequisites
Permission by the instructor is required for undergraduates
description

Synchronizations of Senses (SOS), a seminar/workshop/studio/study group/conversation, is a complement to Cinematic Migrations <insert link>. This class invites in-depth examination of sense percepts, noting nuances, and articulating specificities.

instructors
units
TBA G
schedule
W 2-5 (virtual)
prerequisites
description

Note: this subject was previously listed under number 4.s31 in error.