Methods and forms of writing in relation to artistic practices 7,5 hp
This course is for artists with an interest in performance, dance and or choreography but who haven’t yet developed an independent writing practice.
The aim of the course is to problematise, investigate and experiment with the immanent relation between contemporary art – focusing on dance and performance – and different forms and methods of writing such as the score, the essay and autobiographical writing. We will read and discuss texts by artists, writers and dancers ranging from Michel de Montaigne, Walter Benjamin, to Chris Kraus, to Hito Steyerl, Yvonne Rainer, Yoko Ono and Hannah Black.
The course overlaps with some lectures and mentors within the course DOCH's Summer School Residence and students are encouraged to take both courses as a way to develop an artistic work alongside the development of their writing practice. The course Methods and forms of writing in relation to artistic practices can also be taken independently.
The course is offered by the Dance department
The language of instruction is in English.
General entry requirement for studies at the first cycle with exemption for Swedish 1, 2, 3 and English 6.
Specific entry requirement
- 60 credits in dance, fine art or the performing arts or corresponding professional experience in those subjects and
- professional experience in the field of dance or the performing arts on an artistically advanced level
A presentation of an artistic idea that could be the starting point for the writing project during the course is to be included in the application
Admission to the course is based on an overall assessment of the submitted application documents. A presentation of an artistic idea that could be the starting point for the writing project during the course is to be included in the application. During the assessment process, previous education and knowledge, professional experience and other experiences that could be of value to the course will be considered. Special consideration is given to artistic experience/activity with a focus on and/or related to the course content.
You apply through our web system. You will be asked to upload documents that show that you meet the general and the specific entry requirements of the course (for example a certificate, or transcript, of completed courses from first cycle level), your CV and a copy of your passport (if applicable).
Course outline and schedule
The course runs over the three summer months June, July and August, and is divided into three parts.
1. 20th – 23rd of: Four intensive three-hour morning-sessions of practical writing workshops given by artists, writers and theoreticians related to the content of the course.
2. 27th of June-8th of July: Independent work
3. 11th to 15th of July: Individual mentoring sessions with writers, artists and theoreticians.
4. 18th of July-19th of August: Independent work
5. 22nd – 24thth of August: Presentation, feedback and examination of the texts.
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