Jan 25, 2022  
2021-22 University Catalogue 
2021-22 University Catalogue

FINA 616 Studio Topics: Object Performance

3 credits
600 level graduate course

This course brings together principles of design, visualization, and movement with the intention of
creating a more heightened awareness of our interactions with objects and with the built
environment. Movement exercises will generate methodologies for making; for example, how might
improvisational interaction with other performers be applied to improvisation and spontaneity in
the creation of free-form drawings and paintings? Could the exploration of geometry and repetition
in our movements in turn be applied to building sculptures? A special emphasis is placed upon the
study of patterns, the interaction of colors, contrast between foreground and background (or
backdrop), the relationship between the flat and the dimensional, and the way in which form is,
ultimately, an expression and extension of body and mind.

This course may be completed 2 times for credit.