This paper explores how total immersion and rupture operate together to provide active learning opportunities, self-responsibility and the shaping of artist identity within an art school situation. The context, activities, encounters, and observations are based on the experiences of a group of university students engaged in an intensive, off-campus photography camp in the Central Plateau of the North Island in Aotearoa, New Zealand in 2012. Through a Deleuzian lens this paper discusses how disruption and change can provide art students with the opportunity to broaden perceptive capabilities, challenge rationale, and reconsider personal attitudes as progression is made toward positive educational and personal outcomes.
|Keywords:||Affect, Intensive Immersion Learning, Self-responsibility, Multimodal Social and Educational Experiences, Sustaining Learning Power, Smooth Space, Striated Space|
Senior Lecturer, Department of Visual Arts, School of Art & Design, Auckland University of Technology, Wellesley, Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, Department of Visual Arts, School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand