Corruption Trilogy, 2014-16

Corruption

 

This class promotes corruption as an art strategy and examines its official veneers and unofficial rules. Corruption is the gravitational pull that keeps markets, like atmospheres, bound to the center of the earth.

 

Through writing, looking, and making as well as an arsenal of readings from Hegel to Ranciere, we engage weekly topics including incitement, treason, corrosion, scandal, desertion, invasion, cronies, conspirators, impostors, double agents, skimmers, bureaucrats, lobbyists, kamikaze, kidnapers, killer cadres, profiteers, moguls and thugs.*

 

*Note that the assesment format of this seminar is conversation, debate and oral defense. Written sumaries, tests and presentations are substituted with collective making and organizing assignments.