Weekly outline

  • General

    Welcome to the course!

    This course is dedicated to interrogating the concept of collage and to encouraging students to engage with the idea of collage as an "expanded practice". The aim of the course as a whole is to explore a wider notion of collage by providing an open space to make artworks that experiment, take risks, mix and 'mash up', appropriate, hijack, etc., materials and techniques and to think through these 'collage' experiments as a means of exploring new applications for your own artistic interests.

    Please read through the information provided in the course folder (below) and listen to my introductory recording. If you have any questions, please use the 'troubleshooting' forum (above).  The course folder contains:

    1) syllabus and Course Information

    2)  assignments

    3) an outline of material for forthcoming weeks -- to see what is ahead and also, orient yourself.

    Each person is expected to post updates of your work in progress every week to your own forum.

    Participation: Just to make sure everyone understands the implications of attending and participating in the weekly forums. Complete non-participation (i.e, no online presence) is marked as an absence.  If you only upload your own reflections (by the first deadline -- taking into account that I am lenient about when that happens on wednesdays) this counts as 'present' for that week's session.  If you do not follow up by developing the discussion/commenting on other people's posts (by Friday pm), then this is counted as 0 for participation. The more you chat with colleagues about the course content in a meaningful way, offer feedback to each other, and draw out a discussion, the higher your participation is rated.  Please be mindful of these 'rules' of participation and attendance are 25% of your mark.

    Personal Forums:This forum is for you to upload your 'work in progress' every week and any notes or information you wish to show to the class. It is important that this forum be used to track the development of your projects as it will be needed as reference for crits and discussions.

    NOTES TO FACULTY:

    This is an asynchronous course and was taught out pre-Covid, so I did not have a scheduled time for the class to meet. However, I l also wanted to facilitate some f2f, hence, the request for their availability.

    Re: individual forums listed below: I set these up after the add/drop date has passed to avoid visual clutter and to not confuse students. After I organise the forums, I email the group to let them know and to remind them of what is expected. These individual forums are for each student to maintain an archive of their work as it develops through each week. I find this useful for checking on who is active each week and for sustaining an understanding of the development of their projects. It is also important to make sure that each forum is "disabled" so that when the student posts work, their messages are not sent to everyone's email. These forums are intended as "personal" spaces, so to speak (see "add an activity" > drop down box: "Forum"> navigate to "subscription and tracking" > drop down box: "disable").

  • 3 June - 9 June

    Rauschenberg

    Tasks:

    • Please read at least one of the set readings
    • Please look through the PDF presentation
    • Please add your initial comments on 'Collisions, Revisions, Reversals' to the weekly forum by Wednesday PM. Develop a discussion by commenting on other people's posts by Friday PM.
  • 10 June - 16 June

    mark bradford

    Tasks:

    • Please read through the articles and add your comments/discussion in the forum.
    • Continue to develop artwork and upload photos of your work in development in your personal forum
  • 17 June - 23 June

    Tasks:

    • Please read through the articles and add your comments/discussion in the forum.
    • Assignment #1 Due: Monday, 20th.
  • 24 June - 30 June

    Mary Beth Edelson

    Tasks:

    • Please read through the articles and add your comments/discussion in the forum.
    • continue to develop studio work and upload into your personal forum
  • 1 July - 7 July

    Martha rossler

    This week is dedicated to small group presentations of your work-in-progress in a forum 

    Tasks:

    Please upload examples of your work in progress to your small group crit forum by 6:00 pm Wednesday, giving a brief explanation of your intentions, photos of the work, and any issues or problems you want to share relating to the development of your work. Everyone in the small group is to respond to each others work -- i.e., please comment on each person's post in your own group by Friday evening. You can also add comment on work in other groups if you wish to do extra.

    OPEN to the WHOLE GROUP: for our 'real time' video conference group meeting. Please join one or other meeting, if you are free please --on Thursday -- click on a link below to access the room:

    Thursday 10:30 am: https://zoom.us/j/585469606

    Thursday 5:00 pm https://zoom.us/j/566344230

  • 8 July - 14 July

    Robin Page

    Tasks:

    • Please read through the new assignment and add your comments/discussion in the forum.
    • continue to develop studio work and upload into your personal forum
    • Assignment #2 Due: Monday, 10th
  • 15 July - 21 July

    amie dicke

    Reading Week: This is a good chance to catch up with any outstanding work.

    • 22 July - 28 July

      Ellen Gallagher

      Tasks:

      • Please read through the articles and add your comments/discussion in the forum.
      • continue to develop studio work and upload into your personal forum
    • 29 July - 4 August

      Alexandre Singh

      Tasks:

      Work-in-progress discussions

    • 5 August - 11 August

      Raphaelle de Groot

      Tasks:

      • Please read through the new assignment brief and respond with any questions in the forum
      • continue to develop studio work and upload into your personal forum
      • Assignment #3 Due: Monday 9th
    • 12 August - 18 August

      Marie Luise Emmerman

      Tasks:

      • Please read through the articles and add your comments/discussion in the forum.
      • continue to develop studio work and upload into your personal forum
    • 19 August - 25 August

      Anja Priska

      Tasks:

      • continue to develop studio work and upload into your personal forum
      • Work-in-progress discussions
    • 26 August - 1 September

      Assignment #4 due -- Monday PM-- details of session to be announced soon.

    • 2 September - 8 September

      Tasks:

      • final reflective review due: see forum

      Hi everyone,

      Please join this if you are interested in meeting in a  Zoom video conference room to share your final reflections on collage and the work you have done. The meeting is on:

      Monday, 6th at 2:00 pm  

      Follow this link for the meeting:

      https://zoom.us/j/313511030