This course proposes a series of experiments in embodied sculpture, drawing from historical and contemporary examples. Participants will create improvised sculptural happenings and other collaborative and action-based forms of material practice, meant to be taken forward into either group/individual studio work or art historical research.The technical bases for these experiments include theater-improvisation-based parameters and game design. Our activities will also draw guidance from the study of artists Rebecca Horn, Lygia Clark, Yayoi Kusama and others; theoretical material will include V. S. Ramachandran, George Lakoff, Judith Butler and Jacques Rancière.
Liesa Lietzke is a San Francisco Bay Area based artist and educator. Her practice includes drawing and ceramics as well as abstract, often soft-sculptural mixed media work that employs biomorphism across a sweet-to-grotesque range. Lietzke has been exhibited at Deitch Projects Art Parade, Aqua Art Fair Miami Beach, The Oakland Museum of California, The Lab, Krowswork and other venues. Her writing has been published by the Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco, San Francisco State University Humanities Symposium Journal, and others. Lietzke completed her graduate studies at California College of the Arts, earning a dual degree, MFA in sculpture/MA in Visual and Critical Studies, in 2011.View Gallery »