QUEER AND FEMINIST MEDIA ART
This course develops students' understanding of diversity and will build that understanding through the production of creative work relating to media art that is focused on gender and sexuality. Looking at the different ways that people express their gender and sexuality using media - including but not limited to: video and film, digital media, images, analog media, etc. - this course surveys the diverse ways that people express their sexuality and gender through creative expressions that are also connected to social change, resistance, and difference. Surveying a wide range of queer and feminist media, the course asks students to examine the relationship between gender, sexuality and colonialism, race and racialization, ethnicity, globalization, religion, and nationalism through the formats of creative expression. The course draws heavily on building creative assignments on topics relating to gender and sexuality, including self-reflexive projects that ask students to think about their own relationship to these categories through creative mediums. Class assignments are designed to connect analytic tools from readings and class analysis of media objects to the creative process of making media art works. Students will also create art works in the class, such as making their own animated GIF, a performance video, and a final media project, all paired with reflexive writing assignments.