Making + Meaning: From Document to Fiction

Parsons School of Design: Art/Design Hist & Theory

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

M+M: From Document to Fiction

Spring 2022

Taught By: Rory O'Dea

Section: A

CRN: 12010

Credits: 3

This course works within the fertile space between the document and fiction that allows historical realities to be transformed into new potentialities and possibilities. Students will use documents, enactments, and reenactments, to explore the ways that art investigates, mediates, and re-creates history. Grounded in acts of translation, adaptation, performance, repetition and revision, we will examine and produce radical new methods to critique, deconstruct and transform personal and historical narratives. Fiction, as both a literary form and a counter to fact, will provide the conceptual framework for this course, and works of literature will be read during the semester as a way to bring critical ideas and questions into focus. In this critical studio we will be making visual work, conducting creative research, reading, theorizing and engaging in scholarly, reflective and creative writing as part of a semester-long artistic investigation.

Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art/Design Hist & Theory (PGHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 6

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 7:18pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 705

Date Range: 1/26/2022 - 5/11/2022