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Undergraduate Course: Collaborative Art (Research and Practice) (ARTX08071)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will aim to deliver for each student the opportunity to work with others to research, develop and create art in collaboration with others. Including experiments in creating alternative portraits, artist's proposals, site-specific work and live curated exhibitions.
The students will be encouraged to consider a range of collaborative art strategies and will be expected to complete a number of different outcomes.
The course will also focus on the nature of the ego in the production of contemporary art and how it can both help and hinder the creative process.
The success of this elective is largely based on peer group commitment and should only be undertaken by individuals that wish to work flexibly with other people.
Course description The course will start with structured classes and discussions. Beyond this students will be asked to consider how they might research, focus on and develop a range of self-motivated collaborative projects which will engage with more particular ideas, such as:

* Engagement with Contemporary Art
* Awareness of the debate around permanent v temporary collaborations in Art
* The notion of the 'site specific' and how it relates to the creative process in collaborative practice
* The role of individual memory in defining the identity of place or experience and how that is altered through collaboration
* 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.
* The role of communities and audiences in informing and participating in the collaborative process
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is open to any student with enrolments managed on a first come first served basis until the course is full (quota is 20). To allow students to attend the academic fair and consider their options note that this course will remain closed until Wednesday 12th September. If you wish to enrol please sign up for the course after this time. Do this via your your own School (they will advise if this is done your Personal Tutor, SSO or Teaching Office). Please note that we do not keep a waiting list.

Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Research and investigate a range of possible contexts for producing collaborative art works.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of contemporary art practice through the development of collaborative responses to a variety of briefs relating to particular personalities, spaces and communities.
  3. Consolidate and disseminate a range of executed works and collaborative proposals.
  4. Prepare for and make constructive contributions to tutorials, crits and seminars working with others in the field of Collaborative Art.
Reading List
The One and the Many: Contemporary Collaborative Art in a Global Context. Author: Grant H. Kester

Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship
Claire Bishop Lars Bang Larsen article on Elmgreen and Dragset Ried Singer Michelle Bastion

Out of Time out of Place Claire Docherty
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills This course aims:
To encourage students to think broadly about the issues of ego and context and how they relate to their own practice.
To gain an understanding through research and dialogue of how the field of Collaborative Art relates to both Contemporary Art practice and wider notions of community and society.
To allow students to undertake a personalised research path, working with others to develop proposals related to collaborative practice.
To develop research skills: library based, studio based, through use of collections, public archives, internet and museum resources.
Keywordsart,sculpture,collaboration,contemporary practice,site specific,community,ego,cross disciplinary
Course organiserMr David Moore
Tel: (0131 6)51 5883
Course secretaryMiss Clara Fraser
Tel: (0131 6)51 4164
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