Can the arts revolutionize the world?

Teacher: Gry Worre Hallberg

What does it mean that art holds a special activistic potential to change society or even revolutionize it? What particular merits does this give the art, that its point of view often is poetic and sensuous? And how can art through its’ visionary power point towards new ways of being and existing side by side in the world, for example during crises and in situations, where society is in a deadlock? In this module we will explore the arts’ performative ability to transform the current time and society through artistic exemplifications and dialogue.


PREREQUISITES

A certain interest for the arts’ transformative and activistic potential and for the power of the sensuous and poetic, maybe even an ambition to work with the art’s transformative and activistic potential yourself

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the module, the student will:

  • have challenged his or her own view of the art’s potential
  • have a strengthened interest to work with this potential, including his or her own potential to activate it.
  • have knowledge of certain philosophical perspectives on the sensuous and poetic aspects of the art and its transformative potential
  • be able to reflect on the different artistic concepts
  • have opened his or her understanding of the power of performative access points to the art.

CONTENTS
  • artistic activism
  • art philosophy
  • performance theory,
  • ritual theory,
  • theory of aesthetics and ecology

TEACHING AND WORKING METHODS
  • Presentations
  • Debates
  • Group assignments
  • Practical exercises
  • Practical observations
  • Reflexion periods

Attentive: The module can not be taught by remote learning


GROUP FORMATION

Normally 8-9 students per class.


ASSESSMENT

A topic of the student’s choice will be presented within the framework of the themes of the module in the form of an essay (5 standard pages). The essay is turned in through Wiseflow before the deadline that is set by the Study Administration.


REFERENCES

Litterature for the following subjects will be used: Artistic activism, art philosophy, performance theory, ritual theory, theory of aesthetics and ecology and immersive, interactive and interventional performance art. We will also be using cross-aesthetic practical examples as, amongst other things, a focal point for the presentations of the students.

TIME

One bachelor semester. Probably Fridays (not yet planned).

PLACE

Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium

ONLINE

NO

LEVEL

BA-level

ECTS

2,5

LANGUAGE

Danish – English if required by participants