Join Jill Miller & Greg Niemeyer in Mo'orea for ART 160N This Summer

10 Feb, 2020

Join Jill Miller & Greg Niemeyer in Mo'orea for ART 160N This Summer

Don't miss exciting this Art Practice Study Abroad opportunity this summer in Mo'orea, French Polynesia! BCNM professors Jill Miller and Greg Niemeyer will instruct ART 160N 'Mo'orea: Polynesian Culture and Contemporary Art' this summer.

Info Sessions: 2/12, 12-1 p.m. in 120 Kroeber and 2/27, 3-4 p.m. in 78 Barrows


• Application opens February 3, 2020
• Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
• Deadline to apply is March 15, 2020

From the Study Abroad course site:

Dive deep into contemporary art and Polynesian culture on the stunning, ecologically diverse island of Mo’orea in French Polynesia. Participants will learn new strategies in contemporary creative research and art practice to reflect critically on the environmental and social dynamics of the sea in the context of Polynesia, with its significant exposures to colonialism, climate change, as well as with its tremendous natural and cultural resources.

In the first half of the course, students will study and apply a variety of traditional Polynesian art forms through intensive workshops with local artists and cultural practitioners. In the second half of the course, students will explore new media techniques including sound recording, video recording, music production, data sonification, video editing, and video dissemination.

This program is a collaboration between UC Berkeley’s Art Practice department, the Gump Station, and the Atitia Polynesian Cultural Center.

Course components include:

• Weaving, nautical mapping, and woodcarving workshops at the Atitia Polynesian Cultural Center

• Hands-on instruction in creating music, video, and music video projects

• Attending a Tahitian art festival and art museums

• Several day trips to stunning lagoons, tiny islands, and rugged natural sites

Dates: July 5, 2020 to August 2, 2020
Units: 6


Read more and apply here.