The Problem of Motion

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Problem of Motion

Fall 2019

Taught By: Amalle Dublon

Section: A

CRN: 7194

Credits: 4

What is movement? This question lies at the center of performance, in its overlapping senses of both mobile aesthetic form and transformative labor. This course follows the philosophical problem of motion as it traverses performance, dance, sound-based art practices, and the visual arts. How does motion arise or persist, and how do we take on its entanglement with questions of time, causality, matter, and power? We will pair these questions with sustained inquiry into the politics and sociality of movement, asking after the power to move or be moved. Emphasizing approaches developed in queer theory, black studies, disability studies, and feminist thought, we will explore what is at stake in animation, falling, horizontality, stillness, and being stuck, shipped, stranded, abandoned, or constrained in the arts. In addition to regular readings, listening sessions, and screenings for discussion, students will develop writing projects that engage with the concept of motion in a variety of forms across the arts disciplines. This course fulfills the aesthetics requirement for Arts majors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:30pm 11/22/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 617

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019