Sheridan College and the University of Toronto Mississauga Faculty: Arnold Koroshegyi Course: LandMarks2017/Repères2017: Special Topics Course, Art and Art History
This LandMarks2017/Repères2017 special topics course took a decentralized approach to focus on land, peoples, and communities, and used art to instigate new ways of understanding the roles and representations of landscape in contemporary art.
The course involved research and production of art by participating students. Final projects culminated in participation in a national exhibition structured around a collaborative, contemporary art project in national parks across Canada. Emphasis was placed on the creation of a collaborative work that used locative media, QR code technology, and web-based platforms staged in Ontario’s Rouge National Urban Park and Thousand Islands National Park.
Showcasing multiple voices, the students’ art sought to engage our relationship to nature in a time of deep environmental crises, in an era in which history is questioned and belief systems are re-examined. The course offered students the opportunity to present emerging work in a natural/historic setting that engaged the land directly.