ECTS Catalogue

Technology of Art in Public Space

Pedagogue: prof. dr hab. Robert Florczak
Assistant(s): dr Robert Sochacki

Field Description
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type of classes artistic workshop;
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method of learning outcomes verification

Grade for this module will be based on the extent to which a student successfully completed the requirements of each semester of studies, that is, of completing two tasks, first being the punlsing of 1-2 minute long multimedia autopresentation on the internet. Attendance of most classes, involvement in class work, participation in all reviews are necessary preconditions for successfully completing this course. A grade will be awarded upon completion of every semester.

subject description

Initially, classes take the form of presentation and discussion of works of public art by the module leader and other authors. These include an analysis of the various techniques employed. After this initial stage, content of work in class shifts to discussions of each student’s autopresentation, usually with participation and input by other students. Group projects are likewise discussed in classes with all students expected to contribute in the discussions. It is stressed that the development of each student’s individual skills and talents is given equal, significant, weight as the ability to cooperate within groups.
Huge emphasis is placed on learning the possibly broadest range of methods and modes of work, perfecting one’s skills and on the ability to translate one’s concepts into works of art in the urban environment. Moreover, it is expected that students acquire and master the ability to make independent decisions regarding designing and performing artworks.

short subject description

The aim of the subject is to familiarise students with basic techniques of staging art in the public sphere. These include stencil, sticker art, graffiti, larg format screenings, video mapping, installations, spatial objects, performance etc. Students are going to become acquainted with the works of most infuential authors of public art, including Krzysztof Wodiczko, Keith Harrring, Christo, Banksy, King Robbo, Anish Kapor, Peter Greenaway, Banksy, Roa, Blu, Boamistura, Klaus Obermaier, Bill Viola, Cai Guo-Qiang, Doris Salcedo, Mat Callingshaw, Teo Jansen, Richard Serra Rachel Whiteread, Jeff Koons, William Kentridge. Students are required to record a 1-minute long autopresentation and, subsequently, upload it to YouTube. Furthermore, students in groups of two to four people have to perform an artistic intervention in the public sphere employing one or more of the above listed techniques.

form of classes

Tutorials, studio practice and consultations form the mode of this module. Every students has to independently identify, research and document public space that capable of becoming the stage for artistic intervention. Students are expected to utilise their sense of self-criticism and introspection as well as their social and communication skills to publically present their works.

subject area coverage

Individual web autopresentation. Artistic intervention in the public sphere by groups of two to four students.

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1. Goldberg Roselee, Performance- live art. Since the 60’s, Moo 1998
2. Hundertmark Christian(C100), The Art of Rebelion, ISBN-13: 978-3-9809909-4-3
3. Heartney Eleanor, Art & Today, Phaidon, ISBN-10: 0714845140
4. Kamińska Kamila, Miejskie Wojny Atut, Oficyna Wydawnicza 2011
5. Niżyńska Aleksandra, Street Art jako alternatywna forma debaty publicznej w przestrzeni miejskiej, Trio, Warszawa 2011
6. Gough Paul, Banksy – The Bristol Legacy, 2012
7. Dymna Elżbieta, Rutkiewicz Marcin, Polski Street ART, Carta Blanca 2012
8. Taylor Brandon, Art Today, Laurence King 2004
9. Birnbaum Daniel, Defining Contemporart Art – 25 years in 200 pivota
l artworks, Phaidon ISBN-10: 0714862096
10. Arnheim Rudolf ,,Sztuka i percepcja wzrokowa”,Słowo/obraz terytoria, 2005
11. Opracowania zbiorowe z serii ArtNow
12. Wspóczesne pisma artystyczne (Format, Arteon, Artluk, Wiadomości ASP, Aspiracje, Art & Business)

placement/internships (connected with field of study/subject area), artistic plein-airs lack of data
entry requirements
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preliminary assumptions

Basic level of manual skills required in visual arts. Background knowledge of history of art and culture. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and film editing (e.g. Adobe Premiere) software.

learning outcomes
social competences

Students are expected to have developed ability to critically assess artworks, including self-critically those of a student’s own making. Upon completion of this course students should have firmly recognized and appreciated the value of and need for continuous self-learning and individual artistic explorations.


Upon completion of this course students are expected to have acquired a fluency in skilfully employing a basic range artistic tools, methods and techniques utilised in artistic interventions in the public sphere. Students should also be able to edit a short movie clip from video and/or photographic material and publish it on the internet. Students are expected to have developed the ability to employ means appropriate to achieving specific artistic targets. Moreover, students who have successfully completed this course are expected to be able to skilfully choose an object appropriate for their artistic interventions, as well as to be able to complete these interventions both individually and as a member of a group. Students are expected to have become able to present their work in a synthetic manner, by using the means of digital media.


Students who have completed this module are expected to have acquired a fair level of understanding of public art in general and a knowledge of the most important names of public art and of the most significant techniques employed in public art. Moreover, upon completion of this course students should have mastered the rules governing artistic interventions in the public sphere and be able to successfully publish artworks via services such as YouTube and Vimeo. Furthermore, after successfully completing this module, students are expected to have a good general knowledge of the process of completing an artwork. These students should be well-equipped for individual and group-based creative work.

Studies List

studies status Time<br>[h] ECTS form credit
Painting s.4 r 60 4 Exercises 60h
Exercises [Z st.]

Semester 2017/18-SS (Z-winter,L-summer)
Course code: #35.7605