Exploding Eye: Avant-Garde and the Moving Image

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Avant Garde & the Moving Image

Spring 2021

Taught By: Marie Serra

Section: A

CRN: 6903

Credits: 3

This course will provide an historical survey of avant-garde cinema, concentrating on the major tendencies within this tradition. Topics presented will include dada and surrealist films, the camera as metaphor for the eye, structural film and expanded cinema, the filmmaker as poet, found-footage filmmaking, cinema and sexuality, abstract filmmaking multiple projection/installation, as well as cross-genre practices. Work by filmmakers such as: Hans Richter, Maya Deren, Stan Brakhage, Bruce Conner, Shirley Clark, Kenneth Anger, George Kuchar, Martha Colburn, Peggy Ahwesh, Jack Smith and Craig Baldwin will be presented. The course will also explore various techniques, concepts and means of production employed by experimental filmmakers and should be of particular interest for students who wish to work outside the traditional mode of narrative filmmaking. The class will consist primarily of screenings and discussions about the work viewed and the context in which it was produced but will also provide a forum for discussion of the practical aspects of being a practicing film artist within the film community.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:20am 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 611

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021