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2014 Summer Institute

VISUAL ART AND ART HISTORY ▪ FACULTY OF FINE ARTS ▪ YORK UNIVERSITY
ARTH/VISA 6020 (3.0) SONIC PRAXIS IN X ACTIONS
5-23 MAY 2014
COURSE DIRECTORS: MARC COUROUX AND LESLIE KORRICK
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This intensive summer graduate course takes as its primary interest sound and sound
art, especially as it has unfolded in and around the visual arts, its discourses, and
institutions during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Themes to be explored
include: the challenges sound and sound art pose to “the visual arts” and visual culture
more broadly as well as the opportunities emerging out of these; the materialities of
sound and the role the latter might play within emergent speculative thought; and
modes of intuiting novel political orientations through sonic practices. In addition, the
course will consider sound as one means of navigating transdisciplinary vectors that cut
across the domains of art, science, and technology. Taking its cue from a range of midtwentieth
century propositions associated with the artistic avant-garde, the course will
be structured through a series of on- and off-campus “actions” that will allow students to
consider these themes at the seminar table, in the studio, on the street, and in the
gallery.
TEACHING TEAM
The course will be co-taught by York University Professors Marc Couroux and Leslie
Korrick in collaboration with historians, artists, and curators. Among these, students
will have an opportunity to work closely with scholar Douglas Kahn, Professor of Media
and Innovation at the National Institute of Experimental Arts, University of New South
Wales in Sydney; sound artist Hong-Kai Wang, currently based in Vienna; and Trine Friis
Sørensen, independent curator and Ph.D. Fellow at the LARM Audio Research Archive in
Copenhagen.
SCHEDULE
The course meets daily for two weeks, Monday through Friday from 5-16 May, followed
by a third independent “work week” culminating in final presentations and critique on
22-23 May. Because class time will vary from day to day in the first two weeks, students
should not have inflexible or time-consuming commitments during this period.
WHO CAN ENROLL
Graduate students from any program in or outside the Faculty of Fine Arts with an
interest in sound are welcome to enrol in the course, which can be taken for studies
(ARTH 6020) or studio/performance/production (VISA 6020) credit.
CONTACT
Please contact Marc Couroux (couroux@yorku.ca) or Leslie Korrick (korrick@yorku.ca)

 

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