Undergraduate Course: Outside Now (Site Specific Art, Research and Practice) (ARTX08059)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will deliver for each student the opportunity to research, develop and create their own Public Art Proposal, site specific to a particular Edinburgh City Centre location.
The students will be encouraged to consider all forms of Public Art and will be expected to produce a proposal to a professional standard. They will receive instruction in model building and how to produce Photoshop imagery. The course will culminate with an exhibition of their proposals.
The course will start with structured classes, lectures, research visits and discussion. Beyond this students will be asked to consider how they might research, focus on and develop a self-motivated projects which will engage with more particular ideas, such as:
The notion of the site specific and how it relates to the creative process
Engagement with both Contemporary Public Art and the Pre-Modern Monumental traditions
The role of memory in defining the identity of place
Issues relating to the language of scale and materials and how they affect both the artwork and the viewer.
Understanding the architectural nature or natural environment of a space and how that may inform a response.
Awareness of the debate around permanent v temporary proposals in Public Art
The role of communities and audiences in informing and participating in the developmental process
As described in short description
The course follows a practice based / research model.
Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: Research based approach to a specific site and the realisation of a visual response.
Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Personal research and development of individual project with a view to the formation of a detailed proposal for a particular site.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Field trips and materials for model making
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Research and investigate a range of possible environments for proposed public art works, taking into account different historical and contemporary approaches to Art in public spaces.
- Demonstrate an understanding of these issues through the development of their own responses to particular spaces and communities.
- Consolidate and disseminate a proposal related to their chosen location.
|1. One Place After Another; Site Specific Art and Locational Identity|
Miwon Kwon, MIT Press, 2004
2. Art and the City
Nicholas Whybrow, IB Tauris 2011
3. Public Art; Theory, Practice and Populism
Cher Krause Knight, Wiley-Blackwell 2008
4. Lure of the Local
Lucy Lippard, The New Press, 1997
Tacita Dean and Jeremy Millar, Artworks, 2005
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Ability to plan, develop and resolve a personally motivated project
Research skills: library based, studio based, through use of collections, public archives, internet and museum resources.
|Keywords||Contemporary Art, Public Art, Site Specific Art, Sculpture, Research and Practice
|Course organiser||Mr Kenneth Hunter
|Course secretary||Ms Claire Davies