TIM_M_023 Art in Post-Media Age: Performance and Performativity - Introduction and analyses

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. ak. soch. Tomáš Ruller (lecturer), doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
prof. ak. soch. Tomáš Ruller
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
The ability to work with Internet and print resources in English.
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: 0/150, 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
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the Theory of Performance. It si organized as aresearch on action media in structure of given themes. The course of Performance Theory: Analysis of Performance Art is based on the book by Anthony Howell – Harwood Academy Publishers 1999 and book Performance / a critical introduction by Marvin Carlson - Routledge 2006.
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;
- create a text file in accordance with the citation standard and present a paper on a selected topic; - 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
  • Anthony Howell – Analysis - Harwood Academy Publishers 1999
  • Erika Fischer-Lichte - Transformative power of Performance - Routledge 2008
  • Marvin Carlson – Performance: Critical Introduction - Routledge 2006
Teaching methods
1/1 lecture and seminiar.
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.
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Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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