Body and Object: Making Art that is both Sculpture and Dance

Students in VIS 300 will create dance works and sculptures that challenge the boundaries between the two disciplines. Works could be designed for unconventional spaces, challenge viewer/performer/object relationships, augment or constrain the body, trace the body’s actions or form, etc. How can nearly identical movements and objects be considered dance in some contexts and art in others? A lecture series of prominent choreographers and artists will accompany the courses. This studio course is open enrollment.

Sample reading list:
Merce Cunningham, A Life In Dance
Robert Morris, Notes on Sculpture
Bruce Nauman, Special Video Works
Yvonne Ranier, Interview
Raimundas Malasauskas, An Address Concerning My Supposed Existence
Nancy Spector, Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
This course is by open enrollment – no prerequisites needed.




Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:40 p.m.
Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.
185 Nassau St., Room 102


Martha Friedman