ARTF2031 Living Art

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Fine Arts; Humanities in Health and Medicine major sequences
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop, extend and focus their technical skills, knowledge and conceptual understanding within a particular field of BioArt. Using the laboratory and the living environment as their studio, students are expected to advance and apply their knowledge of biological principles and techniques in the artistic research, conceptualisation and creation of their art. This unit emphasises the importance of critical, conceptual and interdisciplinary engagement with the complexities that underpin the relationship between creative work and the broader cultural and technological framework. This is the second unit in the art and biotechnologies specialisation for students enrolled in the Fine Arts major and, in preparation for Level 3, students begin working towards developing a self-directed practice.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) discuss your creative work in relation to the historical and contemporary contexts relevant to the biotechnological arts; (2) utilise appropriate methods and strategies to aid the effective development and execution of your creative work; (3) apply creative and critical processes to the development of your ideas and creative work through reflection on your biotechnological art; (4) articulate a clear and comprehensive creative concept which is verified during development and resolution; (5) demonstrate expertise in a focused field within the life sciences; and (6) communicate information, ideas and proposals 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 VISA1050 Art of Visualisation and Recording) and/or ARTF1053 Fine Arts Studio: Space, Time & Beyond (formerly VISA1053 Video Art: Methods and Means)
Incompatibility:
VISA2214 Aesthetic Crossovers of Art and Science
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.
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