Interrogating Space: spaces imagined, spaces created, spaces walked upon. Inspired by Henri Lefebvre's concept of space as both "knowledge and action," this seminar considers space as theoretical concept and artistic material. Trespassing across a range of philosophical and critical texts, we consider space as a social and historical force, conceptual terrain, and as medium for artist interventions. Each class will focus on a specific theoretical project (Marxism) psychoanalysis, phenomenology, feminism, post-structuralism, postcolonial theory, visual culture, as examples) in conversation with artists' projects to interrogate how spaces are thought, produced and lived.
Writings include: Walter Benjamin, Peter Sloterdijk, Henri Lefebvre, Paul Virilio, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Michel Foucault, elizabeth Grosz, Sigmund Freud, Anthony Vidler, Michel de Certeau, Anne Wagner, Beatrice Colomina, Dan Graham, Liam Gillick, Edouard Glissant, Ralph Lemon, Okwui enwezor, Gayatri chakravorty spivak, Michael Warner.
Graduate major elective; Sculpture majors only