Elijah Burgher and Jeremy Biles
PAINTING 643 001
3 Credit hours
This interdisciplinary course introduces students to ritual theories and practices across a wide range of contexts. Students will consider how ritual relates to their own art making, whether supplying subject matter, framing processes, or otherwise informing studio practice. Blending theory and practice, students will devise and critically reflect upon rituals for generating their own art. This course encourages multidisciplinary approaches, though writing and drawing will be emphasized as means of reflection and experimentation. Readings will range across theory, historical studies, art writing, and literary works. Major concepts include: body, belief, taboo, transgression, repetition, sacred time and space, power, the occult, pain, transformation, discipline, limits, structure, inversion, violence, desire.