Border as Method: An Arts Platform Course

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Border as Method: Platform

Spring 2021

Taught By: Alan Ruiz

Section: A

CRN: 8770

Credits: 0

This ARTS PLATFORM COURSE meets twice a week: DAY ONE will be a virtual, public-facing talk with artists, curators, activists, and scholars across the world about the making and unmaking of art under conditions of exile or forced migration or from areas where travel is prohibited or difficult; DAY TWO, the class will meet for a closed seminar discussion. This course explores the border as a mode of knowledge, practice, and imagination. We will consider the border not only as a boundary between nations, but also as a method of partitioning and joining, containing and fracturing. What are the spatial, technological, and aesthetic conditions of the border through which politics is exercised through forms of exclusion and inclusion? Expanding upon the border as infrastructure and as media, we will investigate the way in which boundaries shift in scale and discipline life through an array of architectural, institutional, and social systems. We will explore the way the border’s effects radiate beyond its physical origin, influencing a range of technologies, protocols, ideologies, and fantasies. What additional models of thought--whether of discourse, assemblage, intensity--can help us understand the work of borders, their effects of extraction, division, and control under globalization and racial capitalism? Engaging disciplines of visual arts, performance, urbanism, and politics, and histories of interventionist practice, we will consider the way in which the border figures as both form and action. Students will work collaboratively towards a creative project that imagines an alternative to an existing system of bordering. This course can satisfy a Contemporary Dance or Visual Studies elective requirement, or an Arts program LINA (Interdisciplinary Arts) requirement. STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR BOTH THE LECTURE (LVIS 2013) AND DISCUSSION (LVIS 2023) SECTIONS OF THIS COURSE.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 54

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 2:57am 8/8/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021