IAMAS OPEN HOUSE 2019
We will measure artistic creation (including media creation) from the three horizons of history, the body, and philosophy. In other words, using the methods of art historical analysis, body theory analysis, and philosophical investigation, we will seek to prove the possibility (or lack thereof) of answering the fundamental question of why creative expression exists in the first place. From the standpoint of art history, we will study the historical limitations and necessities that circumscribed past creative activity, and we will consider the possibility (or impossibility) of freeing ourselves from those restrictions. From the perspective of body theory, we will investigate various ways of representing the body under the premise that the living body itself is a form of creative expression. Through our philosophical inquiries, we will acquire techniques that will help us consider creative expression in a truly intellectual way. Drawing on the research and creations of people from many different periods of history, we will develop our analytical tool set by looking at actual examples.
Masahiro Kobayashi , Tomoko Tagawa
Intensive course (classroom lecture)
These will be introduced in class as necessary.