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Improvisational Music and the Visual Arts in the Late 20th Century
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
Improvisational music such as jazz and blues had a considerable impact on the visual arts during the first half of the 20th century. From mid-century onward, however, the impact in question has turned increasingly into interactions or correspondences between the two artistic forms. With a particular focus on the implications of the term “improvisation,” this course will explore the multiple types of correspondences in different media (painting, photography, video, film) between the two disciplines in the latter part of the twentieth century. Discussions of “allographic” versus “autographic” works and the theoretical premise of “framing” will enable students to interrogate the varying status of correspondences between the visual arts and improvisational music.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken VISC 4B97 & VISC 4B91 Special Topic in Visual Culture: Improvisational Music and the Visual Arts in late 20th Century or VISC 4B11 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated May 3, 2011 - 4:24 PM