PERF07040 2019 Live Art and Performance

General Details

Full Title
Live Art and Performance
Transcript Title
Live Art and Performance
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Subject Area
PERF - Performing Arts
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Rhona Trench, Una Mannion
Programme Membership
SG_APERF_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_APERA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Acting) SG_APERT_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Theatre Design)

In this module learners investigate "Live Art" practices and create original works/happenings that integrate performance, installation, music, media arts and socially engaged practices. Performance history approached from non theatrical methods such as Surrealist, Dadist, Futurist, Fluxus, Situationist and resistant performance movements including Punk and postmodern performance. Module explores history and theory of the avant garde in visual and performance art and explores how performance and installation provoke and implicate the viewer, address the location specifically and perform a cultural/political intervention. Use of the photo/digital image from 1980s into the 21st century studied in reference to identity and cultural politics. Artists explored might include, Laurie Anderson, Pina Bausch, Joseph Beuys, Christo, Gilbert & George, Piero Manzoni, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Robert Wilson

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


identify, delineate and operate in a contested space


record and document live art project


contextualise live art work in the historical, cultural and theoretical movements of the 20th and 21st centuries


create a work/performance that engages/implicates an audience


project manage event or "happening"


stage manage and organise supportive technology for a live art event


analyse and critique live art work

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessments designed to give students opportunity to stage a live art happening, performing or creating in a non-theatrical space. Project event, rationale and analysis and ability to document the process are the key strategies for realising learning outcomes

Indicative Syllabus

Performance Art: History and Aesthetic Movements

  • surrealism, dada, futurism, fluxus, situationists, punk and postmdoernism

Performance & Contemporary theory

  • performance and the postmodern, performance and feminism, performance and identity, ecology and politics

Performance and disruptive interventions

Installation Art

Intersection of performance and technology

The Space

The Body

Popular Culture

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Live Art Project Coursework Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
2 Essay documented essay on live art work Coursework Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % End of Term 3,7
3 Individual Project Document/record performance work Coursework Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % OnGoing 2,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop / Seminar Flat Classroom interactive session 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture led learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Kwon, Miwon, One Place After Another: Site Specific Art and Locational Identity (MIT Press, 2004)

Heathfield, Adrian, Live: Art and Performance (Routledge 2006)

Schechner, Richard, Performance Studies: An Introduction (Routledge 2006)

Savage, Jon, England's Dreaming (Faber & Faber 2005)

Reynolds, Simon, Rip it Up and Start Again (Penguin, 2006)

Bial, Henry, The Performance Studies Reader (Routledge 2007)

Warr, Tracey, Body:Themes and Movements (Phaidon, 2006)

Shusterman, Richard, Performing Live: Aesthetic Alternatives for the Ends of Art (Cornell UP, 2000)

Jones, Amelia, Body Art: Performing the Subject (U Minnesota Press, 1998)

Carlson, Marvin, Performance: A Critical Intorduction (2004)

Goldberg, Rosalee, Performance Art: from Futurism to the Present (Thames & Hudson 2001)

Goldberg Rosalee and Laurie Anderson, Performance: Live Art Since the '60s (Thames & Hudson 2004)

Other Resources


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