The course will focus on the relationship between man and object through making and experiencing artworks. We will be looking to explore the various ways in which these relationships are constituted and the ways in which they affect our relations to our surroundings. The starting point of the course will consider man as an “activator” of art works, either as a maker or as a viewer. In this regard, we will think of the works we make as performative objects - as they actively set a process in motion rather than represent an end. The course will expose students to physical, visual and textual materials and will be based on exercises and presentations. As the year progresses, we will be looking to expand our gaze, from the body towards the object and beyond it, into the exhibition space.