Chile – Space : Atacama
Multimedia Approaches to Perception and the Landscape
Program Dates: June 11 to July 11, 2012
Space: Atacama is a six credit, four week multimedia, adventure art course that will take students into the remote, northern desert region of Chile to investigate themes of perception, space, positioning, self-awareness, environmental appreciation, and other notions relating to phenomenology, consciousness and the landscape. Designed as an immersive experience, the program emphasizes direct engagement with a remote environment while bringing a host of multimedia tools and strategies to bear upon this investigation. It aims not only at the production of inspired artworks that exhibit refreshing takes on these time honored themes, but ultimately at the inspiration of students through a reawaking to the senses, and the discovery of new, technologically oriented forms of interpreting and relating such experiences.
Professor Gerald Habarth, College of Creative Arts
Exploring Multimedia Art and Perception On Chile’s High Desert Plateau
6 credit hours
Course cost includes: WVU credits, international flight, All lodging (both in San Pedro and Santiago), breakfast and lunch meals, all local transportation, extended learning fee, tuition for 6 credits, international health insurance, general camping gear, Entrance fees for Chilean national parks and museums, including: The Valley if the Moon, Lake Cejar, Ruins of Tulor, National Museum of Art, Trip to Las Termas de Puritama, Guided stargazing trip, Festival of Saint Peter, Sandboarding in Death Valle… and more!
Not included: passport fees, personal expenses
Program site: http://www.geraldhabarth.com/chile.html