AVT 385 - EcoArt
School of Art | George Mason University
Professor: Mark Cooley
The course seeks to bring together students with diverse interests and skills from a broad spectrum of academic programs in the interest of developing collaborative projects that explore the interdependence of our cultural and biological systems. The course serves as an introduction to eco-art/culture by creating a context for course members to:
Consider the precedence and case for making art as an ecological practice by studying examples of art historicized as Land Art and Eco-Art and considering the political/economic (and therefore ecological) function of the Modern Art canon,
Collaborate to identify and carry out projects that respond to ecological and cultural contexts while considering the interests and skills of course members,
Develop a vocabulary and knowledge of ecological and eco-cultural concerns and issues through study and practice,
Develop an understanding of Permaculture principles and engaging ways in which they may be utilized.