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051-0193-16L  Performance and Intervention

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersS. Keller Roca
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


Abstractthe elective course invites participants to come up with unexpected answers to socially relevant questions raised by architecture through performance und intervention art.
ObjectiveThe medium of performance art is the human being, whose voice and body send out messages into surrounding society. Performance art attempts to create an awareness of how such messages are sent and received. We will examine the significance of speech, posture, clothing and movement using selected examples from performance art.
ContentInterpersonal relationships are regulated by political, legal, economic and cultural structures which are given representative physical form by architecture. Intervention art critiques the relationship between social structure and built-up space. We seek to develop ways of intervening in situations in which we ourselves are implicated, raising questions about the relationship between architecture and social environment.
Prerequisites / NoticeTo enroll in the course, please consult the lecturer: stefan.keller@arch.ethz.ch