We will use text, image, sound & video as the medium to tether us in an investigation of art historical movements that employ “the cut” as part of their design/aesthetic strategy. Focusing on/questioning modernist aesthetics including Russian futurism & surrealism, as well as Brion Gysin and William Lee Burroughs expansion on the Dadaist “cut-up “ technique. We will employ formalist tactics such as Sergei Eisenstein’s “montage of collision” to further elaborate on ideas of rhythm, legibility/illegibility and difference. Students will be asked to create 4 works of art throughout the 10 week quarter, at least one of these works is required to be a collaborative project.
To enroll in this class, please apply by using this form if interested! Poetics of the Cut