The course problematizes collage in the contemporary (digital) context, defining collage as every form of combining at least two concepts or contents, regardless of the medium, including “cutting” these concepts out of their original context and joining them into a new relationship, creating new values and meanings in the process.  

Throughout the course, the students acquire the concepts of photo-editing, digital collage, 3D collage, collage in architecture, audio recordings, video, film, illustration, book, literature, fashion, postproduction, but they also learn about the principles of traditional combining of elements in the framework of a drawing, painting, photograph, video etc.

The course is oriented towards digital spaces as an inexhaustible source of pictures, texts, videos, audio pieces, archive materials, suitable for a simple manipulation and appropriation that are aimed at fast and efficient artistic endeavour in the congested space of information, disinformation and populist (dis)taste.  

The students will learn to use “classic” digital tools such as 'copy-paste', 'cut', 'insert', 'place', 'edit', as well as the notions such as ‘quote’, ‘meme’, ‘download’, ‘screenshot’, construction, subversion, ‘recontextualization’ etc.

The emphasis is also placed on the ethical aspect of mass media and social network space, as well as on the relationship to legal regulations, appropriation and downloads of other people’s material, but also on the ethics of general orientation of algorithms and artificial intelligence.