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ACPA course Listening and Looking to start in February

Listening and Looking with dr. Janneke Wesseling and dr. Marcel Cobussen

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 (should) always 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.

The course will be taught by dr. Janneke Wesseling and dr. Marcel Cobussen.

For more information and to enroll, please consult the e-Prospectus.  The first session will take place on Wednesday 10 February 2016.

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