Alchemy Film & Arts Curator Rachael Disbury is our Annual Alumnus in Residency in the School of Art, ECA. www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk Rachael was a Contemporary Art Theory postgraduate student in ECA 2013-15. The MA Contemporary Art Theory and MA Contemporary Art Practice Programmes have invited Rachael to return to ECA to research a project of her […]

www.squeezeit2020.co.uk The MA Contemporary Art Theory is a post-studio graduate programme that supports the practices of artists and contemporary art professionals. Students from the MA Contemporary Art Theory programme at Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh have curated a collection of resources and activities focusing on navigating the inconsistencies found in translating from one language to […]

Most Dismal Swamp presents Dismal Sessions Dismal Sessions is an ongoing series of audio-visual mulch: DJ sets, cursed ASMR,  documented performances, baroque polemics, party-line interference, poetry, spells; a miasma of damned data. Dismal Session 001: Did I disappoint you? by Body Drift Dismal Session 002: Live set by Never Worse Dismal Session 003: WHAT LUXURY […]

MA CAT will include a new 20 credit course Temporary Contemporary: Artistic Programming in Partnership. This allows you to interact with contemporary art as it happens in ways that are both relational and responsive. To enable this, the course critically shadows the programmes of two Edinburgh College of Art partner institutions. This means that the […]

MA CAT will incorporate our new course Art + Anthropology (20 Credits) programmed by Atelier: Making Research Material. This experimental course explores and develops the convergence of the anthropological turn in contemporary art practices with the visual, material and practice turns in social anthropology with the aim of fostering a new art+anthropology interdiscipline. The course […]

This text begins with the discussion that the emergence of “sound research” marks the development of a new theory. But in recent years, some articles of “sounding / thinking” have raised objections, and then split into two trends on this issue. Christoph Cox refers to Brian Kane’s term for two trends, namely ‘Sonic ontology ‘ […]

Sound art has an intimate relationship with music and visual art as it utilizes musical and visual strategies, at the same time established a new artistic practice apart from the two domains. In this text, the author analyzes the properties of sound art focusing on two fundamental aspects: space and time.   Space In sound […]

Cox begins the text by remarking on the lack go theory that exists in the field of sonic arts, he speculates that this is due the dominance of the visual within culture and the over-valuing of sight as a sense. Additionally, he touches on the economy of the visual, in that the visual, and textual, […]

John Baldessari – Class Assignments (optional), 1970 fourteen disparate assignments, Cal Arts Post Studio Art class 1970. The MA CAT is a post-studio programme. Art education is still predicated on the assumption that the ‘studio’ is the normative site of learning. Post Studio art (Baldessari 1970-) challenged this assumption. The studio is a relatively new invention […]

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