HTEK03221U Site Specificity

Volume 2015/2016

Site Specificity refers to an artistic approach that makes place a form of co-creator in works of art. In this course we will depart from a look into the historical background of site specificity in a wider artistic context and move on to explore how the approach has been developed in various performative genres. In focusing on the triadic relationship between place, artist(s) and audience/spectators, the theoretical readings will be combined with practical tasks in order to substantiate our conceptual understanding in an embodied manner. Adding to this we will look at a case material involving works that we attend together as well as performances accessed through documentation and/or secondary sources. The course will sharpen the theoretical understanding and analytical competences of students with an interest in relational dimensions of contemporary works of art.


  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 84
  • Guidance
  • 3
  • Lectures
  • 30
  • Preparation
  • 303
  • Total
  • 420
Type of assessment
Se studieordning