This course introduces students to photography and sound art basics. The approach will be conceptual. In general ideas and references to other artists will be foregrounded. Concepts of the banal and the spectacle will be examined and particular attention will be given to notions of private and public space. Students will undertake a series of projects exploring various concepts and techniques for the purpose of developing a foundation to a relevant, contemporary artistic practice.  The course will offer a broad exposure to contemporary art along with critical dialogue and historical context.  Some technical skills will be introduced but the main focus here is critical thinking. Note: Works from this class will be shown in the final exhibition and performance project. In keeping with SOVA’s mandate a number of First Nations art and cultural materials will be explored.

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Bill Burns was born into a book selling family in Regina, Saskatchewan. He received an MA from Goldsmiths College in London where he worked with Gerard Hemsworth and John Latham.  Since that time his work about nature and civil society has been shown at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul. He has published more than a dozen artist books and audio recordings with publishers such as Walther Konig in Cologne and Space Poetry in Copenhagen. He has been Artistic Director of the Dogs and Boats and Airplanes choir since 2010.   His most recent book, Hans Ulrich Obrist Hear Us, (2015) is published by YYZ BOOKS, Toronto, and Black Dog Publishing, London.

Images from 4D Studio (2018)

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