Composition II
space
Course code
KUA6015.FK
old course code
KUA6015
Course title in Estonian
Kompositsioon II
Course title in English
Composition II
ECTS credits
3.0
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
Margot Kask (õpetamise keel: Estonian) ordinary course
lecturer of 2021/2022  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Composition both in the levels of theory (concept) and practical work (manual engagement, visual expression). Fulcrums: order, breaking the regularity (intended chaos), tension, rhythm, dislocation, contradictions, unusual correlations, uncommon contexts (recontextualization). Interaction with the cultural inheritance as well as ongoing processes in contemporary surrounding. Developing balance between creative and critical thinking. Text and gaps (space) - intentional dialogue with the viewer.

The objectives of the second half of the course, which concentrates on form and space, are as follows:
- to create the prerequisites for having an overview of trends in contemporary conceptual teaching of form and its means of expression, and to be able to analyse works;
- to develop the student’s creativity, perception of form, composition and space using clay and various other materials/objects in performing tasks;
- to create prerequisites for the development of the perception of composition through the contemporary conceptual form where the focus is on the idea and theme;
- to facilitate the orientation in the properties of different materials, and the ability to connect them;
- to create prerequisites for the development of the perception of spatial compositional whole;
- to gain experience in exhibiting works.
Brief description of the course
Composition - theory (concept) - practical work (manual engagement). Fulcrums: order, breaking the regularity (intended chaos), tension, rhythm, dislocation, contradictions, unusual correlations, uncommon contexts. Possible themes - using famous artworks and their composition. Classical themes in a new context.
Part of the course concentrates at the perception and use of time. Therein, some diaristic, collectory and narrative structures of (image) series are discussed and experimented.

In the second half of the course, which focuses on space, some main principles of the architecture of simpler spatial compositions are introduced; examples of contemporary installation art in the world and in Estonia are examined; students are taught to analyse works from the viewpoint of form, space, composition and different materials, and to use different materials and objects proceeding from the idea and theme.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student...
can find topics and develop ideas, gather data, experiment both with ideas and techniques in the processes of personal creative practice, as well as to clarify and present the outcome.

The second half of the course provides for
better orientation in contemporary form expression means and in the conceptual trends of modern art;
familiarity with the main principles of the architecture of spatial composition;
ability to perceive, compose and analyse a formal whole proceeding from the idea, conception and theme;
knowledge of properties of different materials and possibilities of their use in composing installations (material as a means and message carrier);
experience in form and expression means of contemporary sculpture gained through installation tasks;
experience in exhibiting works and composing an exhibition as a whole.


Teacher
dots Margot Kask
space