In this survey and laboratory course on the intersections of photography and performance practices, students will develop a photographic series with the intention that the final representation could be read as stills from a performance. We will review artworks that could be read as performance, as well as survey performance works as references for durational tones to be developed in the work. Concept, continuity and choreographic considerations will be developed and refined. The course will introduce the various presentation modes, uses of the body and intentions of performance art from incongruous and absurd Dada performance works to the grotesque and playful work of Carolee Schneemann, the vulnerability of Yoko Ono and Marina Abramovic, and the protest performances of Lorraine O'Grady, among others. Photographic considerations of frame, point of view, and mise-en-scène will be incorporated. Beyond documentation, we will imagine and create captured moments.
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