Welcome to VAST 305: Art + Text Studio!
The purpose of this studio course is to offer a practice based learning environment with an Art & Text focus. It will provide a context and framework for students to learn about, and explore how text operates within contemporary visual culture, and within their own art practices. A core learning outcome is to examine current practices that engage with text in a number of ways; from text-as-image, to artworks that use the book form, to works that include text and employ alternative structures of distribution (libraries, online database projects, hypertext experiments, etc.) to sound and writing-based art practices. By working on independent text-based art projects, students will actively engage with text within their individual art practices, while considering the current discourse and production within the field.
I have set the course to start on Wednesdays, so each new week will begin on a Wednesday, and all assignments and weekly tasks will be due at 5pm on Wednesdays.
Most of the course will run asyncronously (meaning we will not met up as a group online at a specific time) but there will be times where scheduled meetings/critiques will take place (times and dates TBD).