Act of Observation

Semester: A Credits: 1.5 Elective course for Third and Fourth year
Semester: A
Credits: 1.5
Elective course for Third and Fourth year

Amir Farjun

Amir Farjun, a thinker and writer on theater, is engaged in research, dramaturgy, and the complex relationship between them. Holding a Ph.D. in Theater Studies and Performance from the City University of New York, he is a lecturer in the Department of Theater at the University of Haifa.

A theory’s essence and purpose lie in the act of observation. Not in immediate perception, but rather in the renewed perception that arises from reflection and scrutiny. Theoretical practice is always transformative: a new world is revealed through it, and from that world, a new person emerges. In this course, we will read and contemplate a diverse selection of texts, examining their creative potential in developing theory. We will expose ourselves to a wide range of perception-actions, practice approaches of renewed observation, and perhaps learn to expand our repertoire of perceptions.