The Unstrument: Experimenting with the Physical Dimension of Sound

Fachmodul/Werkmodul
Lecturer: Darsha Hewitt
Credits: 6 ECTS, 4 SWS
Date: Blockmodul (see timetable below)
Venue: Marienstraße 5, Room 201
First meeting: Friday, 8 January, at 10:00 am

Description

The Unstrument emphasizes the physical aspect of sound through exercises that look at how various forms of waves in space intersect with bodies and inhabit objects and environments. This course aims to draw out a variety of critical positions through the act of listening, making matter resonate and deconstructing the idea of noise. Here, sound is a medium meant to be explored as a raw material for art-making that includes installation, performance, do-it-yourself (DIY) electronics and happenings.

  • Assignments: 60%
  • Participation: 40%

Course hashtag #wemakemachinesnotart

The Unstrument legt ein Hauptaugenmerk auf die Ergründung physikalischer Aspekte von Klang und wie dessen unterschiedliche Wellenformen mit Körpern im Raum interagieren und diesen Raum und darin befindliche Objekte beeinflussen. Dieser Kurs zielt darauf ab durch den Vorgang des Hörens, den Akt Materie in Schwingung zu versetzen als auch Dekonstruktivismus der Vorstellung von Noise unterschiedliche kritische Positionen zu skizzieren. Hier soll Klang auf seine Nutzbarkeit als Rohmaterial für Kunst, die Installation, Performance, DIY Elektronik und Happenings einschliesst, untersucht werden.

  • Antragen: 60%
  • Teilnahme: 40%

IMPORANT

1 - This is a studio course where students are given time and space in class to develop their work. Presence is taken very seriously. Late arrivals and absence are not tolerated.

2 – Students studying in Media Arts Environments (GMUGestaltung medialer Umgebungen) have priority for this course

3 – Register with letter of motivation via email before 13.10.2015 (darsha.hewitt@uni-weimar.de) that includes

  • Your program, semester of study
  • A brief statement of interest
  • A statement acknowledging that they have read the course description and can commit to the class schedule

4 – There is at 15€ material fee for this course


  • This is a block module course condensed into three weeks - students please ensure you are available for the dates outlined below.

Course Timetable

Subject to change

17.04.2015* Introduction: meet & greet, course overview, introduce assignments, e-lab orientation
24.04.2015 Workshop Day
08.05.2015 Assignment 1 due (10%) + Workshop Day
15.05.2015 Workshop Day
05.06.2015 Assignment 2 due (10%) + Workshop Day
12.06.2015 Workshop Day
19.06.2015* Assignment 3 due (20%)
26.06.2015 Final day to submit documentation