Category Archives: SEVERAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Mouths, Eyes and Asses and Other Unstable Territories

Accepted Course Proposal BFAW Writing Department/ School of the Art Institute of Chicago Mouths, Eyes and Asses and Other Unstable Territories: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Experimental Criticism The formulaic conventions of critical writing will be disrupted by upending, dissecting and inverting non-fictions’ typical structures, end goals, and starting points. We will investigate new methodologies and […]

The Taxonomy of Resurrection:Writing the Site Specific

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Cross-Listed: Visual Critical Studies/ Writing Department 4000 level course / Summer 2008 First session The Taxonomy of Resurrection: Writing the Site Specific Together we shall generate a body of site-specific texts that are written both on and off site and begin to catalog and classify various sites of […]

Winter’s Darker Iconographies

School for the Art Institute of Chicago/ Ox-Bow Residency Studio. Winter 2008 Instructor: Mary Walling Blackburn Course Description: Winter’s Darker Iconography: It’s Horror, Its Humor This interdisciplinary studio course will explore winter’s darker iconography: the mechanized, the frost-bitten, the storm bound, the avalanche, the denuded ski slope, the snow-bound cannibal, the snowmobile drag race accident, […]

Visualizing Aggression: Documenting America at War (Visual Critical Studies)

School for the Art Institute of Chicago Visual Critical Studies. Fall 2007, Fall 2006 Instructor: Mary Walling Blackburn Course Description: Visualizing Aggression: Documenting America at War Notions about victor/victim, enemy and aftermath, pleasurable violence and necessary tortures are generated, maintained, and disseminated through artistic practices. We will examine the visual trajectory of US war-making- from […]

Dropping Out: The Aesthetics of Disappearance (Studio Course)

School for the Art Institute of Chicago Studio Research Course. FYP, Spring 2005 Instructor: Mary Walling Blackburn Course Description: Dropping Out: The Aesthetics of Disappearance “We can’t build an aesthetics of Disappearance on the simple act of never coming back…” _Hakim Bey. But we could begin to produce work that investigates this will to break […]

The Library is Burning (Interdisciplinary Writing Workshop)

School for the Art Institute of Chicago BFA Writing Department, Fall 2007 Instructor: Mary Walling Blackburn Course Description: The Library is Burning: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Producing, Disseminating, and Receiving Text Let us begin to rethink writing’s relationship to aural and visual production and make valiant attempts at an interdisciplinary practice. Together, we will consider […]