IMN12 Art in Post-Media Age: Performance and Performativity - Introduction and analyses

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. ak. soch. Tomáš Ruller (lecturer), doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Bc. Jitka Leflíková
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Tue 14:00–15:40 326
Basic knowledge of English & Czech
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 150 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 9/150, only registered: 0/150, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/150
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to: understand and explain related topics; work with information on post-media art for diploma work; create summaries; make reasoned decisions about sellection of texts; make deductions based on acquired knowledge of concepts; interpret critical texts;
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to: - identify and summarize the important features of theories in action art; - identify and describe current domestic and foreign aesthetic trends in the action art; - to compare and highlight the differences in the attitudes of contemporary art movements; - to apply the basic terminology of the field in writing the diploma thesis; - analyze current trends in the field of action art; - describe the means used to implement a specific work of action art;
  • 1. Decoding the Sign, 2. Politics of Performance, 3. Gender and Sexual Identity, 4. Performing Ethnicity, 5. Perfroming Body, 6.Time and Space of Performance, 7. Audience and Spectatorship, 8. Stillness – Repetition – Inconsistency, 9. Drive – Transitions – Presence, 10. Image – Mimicry - Other, 11. Chaos – Desire – Vision, 12. Borders of Performance,
    required literature
  • Erika Fischer-Lichte - Transformative power of Performance - Routledge 2008
  • Anthony Howell – Analysis - Harwood Academy Publishers 1999
  • Marvin Carlson – Performance: Critical Introduction - Routledge 2006
    recommended literature
  • Triumph of Anti-Art, Thomas McEvilley, McPherson – NY
Teaching methods
1/1 lecture and seminiar - theoretical research corresponding with expected topic of master odploma work. Lectures with projections are organized in a seminar way.
Assessment methods
The condition of completion is in chosen term a presentation of the paper (15-20 min.) including visual documentation - projection, credit comes after the submission of the seminar paper in digital form, total of at least 50% of the attendance is expected (possible reasoned lower attendance is replaced in the corresponding proportion by the elaboration of the additional seminar paper submitted in examination period). The case of exam is oral on a randomly selected topic from all topics of the semester.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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