FORM & Friction

Postgraduate course

Course description

Supplementary semester information

How can sculpture perform, and when can performance be understood sculpturally? This module will explore the intersections of these two disciplines with an emphasis on experimentation, studio-based creation, and dialogue. Over the first two weeks, the group will work together through a series of exercises that explore, unsettle, and collapse the distinctions between sculpture and performance. Students will then be given independent time to develop a larger work, punctuated by individual tutorials. The module will conclude with project presentations by each student.

Please note: the module does not include HMS training. Students are encouraged to use the workshops they already have access to, or to sign up for the HMS sessions offered through the semester if they wish to use specific workshops for their projects.

Module leaders:

Nicola Gunn, Associate Professor of Performance

Chloe Lewis, Associate Professor of Sculpture

Objectives and Content

This is a project-based module with a focus on the intersections of physical form and sensorial experience. Through what modes does form materialize and how might it be experienced and shaped?

Students develop an individual or group project within the module and are introduced to relevant techniques and approaches through lectures, readings, presentations, tutorials, and/or workshops.

Learning Outcomes


  • Gain insight into the relevant subject area(s)


  • Gain experience with relevant formats and processes

General Competence:

  • Translate own ideas and working methods into formats that draw upon the content of the module.



Full time.

ECTS Credits

10 studiepoeng.

Level of Study


Semester of Instruction

Vår / Spring.

Place of Instruction

Campus Møllendal
Required Previous Knowledge
Access to the Course
Dette emnet har krav til studierett i Masterprogrammet i kunst og tilbys studenter i sitt tredje semester.
Teaching and learning methods

Teaching and Learning Methods may include:

  • Project development
  • Individual research
  • Group work
  • Lectures
  • Presentations
  • Group discussions
  • Tutorials
  • Assigned readings
  • Writing exercises
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Minst 80% tilstedeværelse er forventet.
Forms of Assessment
Individuel- eller gruppe-innlevering av kunstnerisk projekt.
Grading Scale

Bestått / ikkje bestått.

Pass / fail.

Assessment Semester
Vår / spring.
Programme Committee
Programstyret har ansvar for fagleg innhald og oppbygging av studiet og for kvaliteten på studieprogrammet med emner.
Course Administrator

Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design holds the administrative responsibility for the module and studyprogram.