go beyond art is a student module designed by Household that encourages students to engage with expanded definitions of public art practice. The module takes its title from the first directive of the Situationists International – written by poet, artist, revolutionary thinker, editor, and filmmaker Guy Debord in 1963 – that called for artists to ‘go beyond art’, give up art making with a capital ‘A’ and continue their struggle in non-art fields and everyday life.
The module will largely be delivered in public spaces in and around Sailortown and encourages participants to use this fascinating historical Belfast neighbourhood as a starting point for developing their own approaches to Public Art production.
The module is delivered by Household in collaboration with the Ulster University teaching staff and Sailortown Regeneration group.
Friday 6th October: Module Introduction/ a brief History of Exemplary International Public Art Practices
Wednesday 11th October: A brief History of Local Public Art Practices/ History of Sailortown with Terry McKeown from Sailortown Regeneration Group
Monday 16th October: Sailortown dérive
Monday 6th November: An introduction to Artistic Mapping/ Mapping Sailortown
Friday 10th November: Studio visits with Household
Friday 17th November: Friday Seminar formal presentations of work/ Group discussion
Image: Guy Debord, Directive no. 1: “Go beyond art,” June 17, 1963 Oil painting on cloth, Kodak reversal film reproduction (the original was destroyed in a fire) Guy Debord archives, manuscript division, BnF