SSMS - Screen Media Studies
Deadline: June 15, 2011
1. Project Description
The Fluxus artistic philosophy can be expressed as a synthesis of four key factors that define the majority of Fluxus work:
Based on all the material we’ve covered in class – especially the Fluxus Workbook PDF, the idea is to create your own script/score for a Fluxus performance or installation based on the theme of “environmental ethics” – create a performance/installation art work that comments on our responsibilities as citizens of this planet & our relationship to the environment and non-human things around us.
The theme is there to get your ideas going, aside from that it’s fairly open and anything goes (as long as it’s not too offensive or breaches university policies). If you have an idea that doesn’t conform to the theme of environmental ethics, then if you can justify it as a creative proposition, I may allow it.
The beauty of this brief is that you don’t actually have to create a physical work of art, you have to come up with a strong concept, something that is poetic and resonant.
As with many Fluxus works, the idea is to challenge notions of media and traditional art forms, commercialism in the arts, conservatism and ideas about audience, and how people engage with art. You can be experimental; you can be challenging, revolutionary, poignant, funny, absurd, or witty, etc.
Think of creating the script or score for a performance that any individual or group could perform.
Think of the location, the time of day, the place, the situation - where, when & how would the work be executed? How many participants or performers? Perhaps the work is executed in a formal space such as a gallery, perhaps, it’s outside on the bank of a river for example.
Think of the meaning of objects or gestures, movements, actions, sounds (or silence) or images in your work.
You may simply create a text-based file that is the script or score for your Fluxus artwork, or you may choose to enact the performance and video tape it, or photograph it – somehow record it and submit the media files with the script/score. We will discuss this in class to see what the general consensus is.
Submit electronic documents only. Everyone’s works will be added to a website so we can create our own mini Fluxus workbook.
4. Assessment Rubric
|5. Production deadlines
It is important that you bring all materials and development work with you to all classes.
Deadline: June 15, 2011
the policy which you will be assessed with please refer to the
Assessment Policy section of your Creative Industries student handbook
or the online copy of the Assessment Policy: