Installation Documentation

This is a junior/senior level studio seminar course that covers making and exploring installation and exhibition of temporal works of art and using documentation as an integral part of the work. Studio work will be student-driven and manifest in an exhibition in late October. The documentation of the work, whether part of the piece or a record of the work, will be designed and printed in multiples by the end of the semester.

Essays for the course will expose the class to the historical and political underpinnings of installation and documentation. The focus of this year’s reading will cover the social contexts of exhibition spaces, the question of who is represented and who we serve in making works or in performances and events.

Technical training in wall/space construction, theatrical lighting and book/document production including book layout, binding and letterpress will be covered. Conscious use of materials, including recycled lumber and metals, green building and printing practices will be emphasized in all studio production. Visit the course website.