Exploding Eye: Avant-Garde and the Moving Image

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Avant Garde & the Moving Image
Fall 2024
Taught By: MM Serra
Section: A

CRN: 11257

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: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 8:34pm EDT 6/13/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/29/2024 - 12/5/2024