VISA2249 Art and Life Manipulation
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 2 option in the Fine Arts major sequence
- The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
- Category B broadening unit for students
- Level 2 elective
- This unit is only offered in odd-numbered years. It introduces the basic practical and theoretical working methodologies for the growth, construction and care of works of art that include living elements. Topics include basic techniques of growing and manipulating living materials/organisms for cultural expression. The ethical, political and aesthetic issues of bio-art are also discussed and critiqued.
- Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of the core issues of biological art; (2) learn some basic practical methods for manipulating different levels of life for aesthetic ends; and (3) learn how to articulate the theoretical and ethical aspects of such practices.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) “Sketches” of preliminary ideas; (2) practical assignment during semester and textual contextualisation; and (3) portfolio submission. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Ionat Zurr
- Unit rules
- completion of 24 points of Level 1 units
- Incidental fees
- Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):Fine Arts consumables (estimated cost - $75-$350).
- Contact hours
- lectures: 20 hours; workshops and Practical Classes: 20 hours
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.