Performance & Photography
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Art, Media & Technology
Course Number: PSAM 3073
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Photography
  • Performance
This advanced, studio-based course explores the relationship of photography and performance asking the questions, what is performance? Is every action a performance? Students explore various notions of representation and the use of the self and/or surrogates in performances for the camera. Other issues and genres explored include the constructed image, the fictional image, gender and sexuality, metaphor, fantasy, identity construction, and masquerade. Students complete three camera based assignments during the course. Additionally, the class involves reading about the history of Performance art and its relationship with Photography, and its influence on contemporary photographers such as Cindy Sherman, Gregory Crewdson, Yasumasa Morimura, Anthony Goicolea, and many others.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): PUPH 1011 Freshman Seminar 2 or PSAM 1051 Photography 2.