Course Listening and Looking

On Wednesday 10 February 2016, the course Listening and Looking will take off. This course, taught by Janneke Wesseling and Marcel Cobussen, is intended for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year Bachelor students of the Royal Academy of Art, Royal Conservatoire and Leiden University.

Our first encounters with art works or art events usually happen through our eyes and/or ears. However, there are many different ways in which to look at art or listen to music. Not only are we always already culturally situated and determined, individual circumstances also influence the way we experience art/music. What is attentive looking/listening and is this how we always (should) approach art/music? Is there a difference between looking and seeing, between hearing and listening? And, given the fact that our relation to art and the world is usually multi-sensorial, can we also look at music and listen to visual arts?

Although mainly theoretical, the course will also comprise visits to (sounding) arts exhibitions and/or performances in order to be able to relate theoretical knowledge to ''auto-ethnographic'' experiences.

For more information about the course see: Listening and Looking.

The course is organized by the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) of Leiden University in collaboration with the Lectorate Art Theory & Practice.