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THEA 260.00 Space, Time, Body, Minds 6 credits

Open: Size: 16, Registered: 15, Waitlist: 0

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MTWTHF
10:20am12:05pm10:20am12:05pm

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Synonym: 59642

Lizbett J Benge

What is a body? What can bodies do? These questions guide our journey into the elements of space/time/body/mind as anchor points to explore contemporary performance art. We will engage feminist technoscience studies, geographies of space and place, trauma-informed care practices, intersectional women of color feminisms, and art as activism to deepen our evolving understandings of spacetimebodyminds. Students will develop performance solos in their chosen artistic mediums that take up and respond to bodies as theoretical, material, concrete, and abstract. The course is open to all students, regardless of experience level, with an interest in: movement, performance, art, community building, feminist theory, and collective creation. Assignments will include a mix of viewings, creative response sheets, journal prompts, embodied exercises, and a research-based photo essay.

THEA 270.00 Art and (Un)Freedom 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 8, Waitlist: 0

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MTWTHF
11:30am12:40pm11:30am12:40pm11:10am12:10pm
Synonym: 59685

Lizbett J Benge

Underpinned by women of color feminisms, abolitionism, and socially engaged performance practices, this course unpacks how art is a vehicle for social change in spaces of unfreedom such as: jails, prisons, ICE facilities, detention centers, and group home facilities. Work for the class will include readings and creative reading responses, researching case studies, and reflective assignments. As a culminating project, students will create individual performance-based works informed by critical understandings of punishment, crime, enslavement, surveillance, and/or state violence.  

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