Schedule: 04.05.2020 - 19.05.2020
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
If you have question regarding the course, you can send them to
Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
I, II, III, IV, V
Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Deepens and strenghtens the students' own personal exprenssion, visual thinking and technical know-how.
Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Personal work and group work in the guidance of the teacher of the workshop.
Details on the course content (applies in this implementation):
The workshop consists of three assignments,
lectures, individual and group work, tutoring and a final review and discussion. The key objective
of the workshop is to work together to create a great journey in the context of
Due to the coronavirus regulations, we´ll apply
remote learning methods and tools in this course. The application we use is Zoom.
You can join the meeting by loading Zoom (aalto.zoom.us) into your
computer in advance or by using a browser. For joining you may need the meeting
ID (red numbers under the link), so please copy the number so that it´s ready
on your clip board. When you join a meeting, both video and audio may be turned
off, so you should open them in a pop-up window that appears on the screen when
you log in. If the application does not allow you to join the meeting, please
return to the original link and click it again.
A detailed schedule is in the Announcements. Please follow it carefully!
Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Typical ways of working are lectures, group discussions and practice works. Methods vary from workshop to workshop.
Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation):
Requirements: This course requires 80% attendance in the
scheduled seven full course days, as well as completing course assignments
which include reading a text, producing a presentation in a small group and accomplishing
at least one photographic work. Outside the workshop hours the students are
encouraged to continue to work on their own to make experiments and pieces for
a reviewing and discussion event at the end of course.
worth 3-5 credits.
Requirements: This course requires 80% attendance in the
credits are earned by
attending the classes and tutoring, reading a text and accomplishing the
1) making a presentation on one performative
aspect (a group work)
2) creating ideas for assignments on
performativity (a group work)
3) accomplishing at least one performative photographic
work (individual work)
credits can be earned
for additional independent work during the course.
Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
See details of the contact hours and other ways of working from the workshop description of each workshop.
Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation):
20 hours of contact teaching: lectures, presentations, review and discussion
11 hours of group work
30-50 hours of independent work
Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Teacher will provide in the beginning of the course.
Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation):
The course materials include three texts and related slideshows :
Iversen, Margaret. "Auto-maticity:
Ruscha and performative photography". In Art History, volume 32, Issue 5. Diarmuid Costello & Margaret
Iversen (ed.), Photography after
Conceptual Art. December 2009. 836-851.
Green, David & Joanna Lowry. “From
presence to the performative: rethinking photographic indexicality”. In David
Green(ed.), Where is the
Photograph? Brighton: Photoworks and Photoforum, 2003. 47–60.
von Hantelman, Dorothea. “The
Societal Efficacy of Art” in How to do Things with Art. Trans. Jeremy Gaines and Michael Turnbull.
JRP/ Ringier, 2011. (Revised version of
PhD-dissertation published in German. Berlin & Zürich: Diaphanes, 2007.)
The texts and slideshows will be shared in My
Courses, and they should be read in the given timeframe.
Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Workshops require knowledge of techniques and expression, that will be announced by the teacher.
Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Pass- fail or 1-5, see workshop specific information from study event.
Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The order of priority is as follows: 1. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS); 2. exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester; 3. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet; 4. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year 5. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet; 6. students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor; 7. students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet; 8. students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.); 9. other students.
Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation):
9:30-12:30 Three-hour online meeting with breaks
Meeting ID 491-633-787
12:30-16:30Independent work: reading the given text.
To get inspiration for the assignments,
1) Making a presentation on a performative
Please use Zoom for working together with your group members. As Aalto
Online presentations by workgroups on the three aspects of performativity in contemporary art.
9:30-13:30Four-hour Zoom-meeting with
Meeting ID 551-472-744
2) Creating ideas for assignments on
The assignments should be doable in this time, space and situation.
Please use Zoom for working together with your group members.
Meeting ID 517-786-293
Preliminary sketches and ideas.
Tutorial meetings in small groups with Marjaana and Hanna. Grouping and
In Zoom, individual tutoring is available from 13:00-16:00
Meeting ID 583-951-027
Final review and discussion.
Meeting ID 534-074-540