Art and Performance in the Age of Digital (Re) Production

University Curriculum: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Art & (Re)production
Spring 2023
Taught By: Ricardo Montez
Section: L

CRN: 11315

Credits: 0

While the recent global pandemic has ushered in many new forms of artistic production, technological advances have long redefined how we experience art and performance. This course explores current modes of digital art and performance production within broader historical conversations about mediating technologies and their capacity to communicate artistic expression. From Plato’s theory of forms to Walter Benjamin’s discussion of aura, Western philosophy has long debated the effectiveness of representational media to capture the spirit of art while scholars of postcolonial studies, gender and sexuality studies, critical race studies, and disability studies have necessarily challenged and expanded these conversations in their analyses of what qualifies as human expression and perception. This class engages these debates through a consideration of contemporary digital art and performance, where students will view and participate in a series of online performances, including theater productions, fashion shows, musical performances, audio-format productions, and visual art exhibitions. Students will hone their skills as critical consumers of art while also producing their own digital art and performance experiences. Whether staging a Zoom play reading, recording a dramatic podcast, or producing a virtual fashion show, students will have the opportunity to showcase their own creative practice and generate online content for virtual audiences. **Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course.** [This ULEC is in category 3, Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Arts and Humanities.]

College: University Curriculum (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 75

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 1:10am EDT 9/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 10:15am - 11:30am
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: L104
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023