Middlebury

BLST 0179

Ruins and Rituals

Ruins and Rituals
In this course we will examine monuments, memorials, landscape, and cultural memory. The title comes from a 1979 sculptural work by the black feminist artist Beverly Buchanan. Buchanan has described her works as monuments made from earthen materials to remember acts of black resistance in the United States. We will also investigate recent actions to remove and destroy monuments to confederate soldiers and other figures related to colonial violence. This is a studio class incorporating material experimentation and research. Students will work at model scale using paper, wood, plaster, digital photography, and photoshop to propose (anti)monuments for our time.
Subject:
Black Studies
Department:
Program in Black Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART HIS

Sections in Spring 2022

Spring 2022

BLST0179A-S22 Lecture (Schrader)