ARTF2030 Art and Life Manipulation

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (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
Content
Artists are increasingly working with the life sciences as a palette for making art. This unit provides the basic practical and theoretical working methodologies for the growth, construction and care of works of art that include living elements. Students will investigate the basic techniques of growing and manipulating living materials and organisms for cultural expression. In this unit, the biological laboratory will function as the artist's studio so that students can experience ‘hands-on' engagement with the interaction between art and biotechnologies. Additionally, students are expected to interrogate and reflect upon the ethical, political and aesthetic issues of biotechnological art. This is the first unit in the art and biotechnologies specialisation for students enrolled in the Fine Arts major.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) discuss the focus of your creative work in relation to the methods and materials of biotechnological art; (2) apply creative and critical processes to the development of your ideas and creative work in relation to biotechnological art; (3) articulate a clear and comprehensive creative concept which is verified during development and resolution; (4) demonstrate technical competency in the realisation of your creative work; and (5) communicate information and ideas effectively in written, oral and creative modes.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) creative work; (2) written work; and (3) oral presentation(s). 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
Prerequisites:
ARTF1052 Fine Arts Studio: Record, Visualise & Imagine (formerly VISA 1050 Art of Visualisation and Recording) ARTF1053 Fine Arts Studio: Space, Time & Beyond (formerly VISA1053 Video Art: Methods and Means)
ARTF1054 Drawing Foundations (formerly VISA1054 Art of Drawing)
HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Incompatibility:
VISA2249 Art and Life Manipulation
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
Up to 5 hours per week.
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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