Course Outline



Experiment: Decorate & Protect!

Reading: Allan Kaprow, The Legacy of Jackson Pollock (I will email this to you)

Reading: Guy Debord & Gil J Wolman, A User’s Guide to Detournement (

Assignment 1: Fictive Posters


Experiment: Aesthetic Repurposing of the Useful Object or Beautiful but dumb

Reading: Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (available on

Reading: Clement Greenburg, The Avant Garde and Kitsch (

Assignment 2: The multiple (plaster)

Assignment 3: The multiple (non traditional material)


Experiment: Placing the multiple in context

Reading: Roland Barthes, The Death of the Author

Reading: Irving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, p. 1-50

Assignment 4: Reverse consumption (available on


Experiment (Materiality): Iron Installation Artist

Reading: TBD

Assignment 5: Enchantment


Experiment: 24-Hour Persona

Reading: Grant Kester, Conversation Pieces, p. 1-16 (I will email this to you)

Reading: Claire Bishop, Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics (available on

Assignment 6: The Good, the Bad, and the Ambiguous


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