PLVS
4036

Surveying the Screen: New York’s Film Festivals and Video Installations

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Surveying the Screen
Spring 2023
Taught By: Mev Luna
Section: A

CRN: 13811

Credits: 3

This course will take advantage of the extensive film programming throughout New York and the prevalence of the moving image within galleries and alternative spaces. Particular focus will be placed on experimental documentaries, expanded cinema, and new media, highlighting the work of BIPOC, queer, and transgender filmmakers and video artists. Festivals and screenings include New Directors/New Films (ND/NF) at Lincoln Film Center, MoMA’s Docfornight, the New York Asian Film Festival, and the Tribeca Film Festival, as well as local independent cinemas such as Anthology Film Archives, Light Industry, Film Forum, and e-flux Screening Room. Other visits include The Kitchen, Pioneer Works, Performance Space, Museum of the Moving Image, and the Mela Foundation’s Dream House. Students will have the opportunity to meet with curators, film programmers, and time-based artists. Attendance at screenings and events outside of class time will be required.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students, juniors and seniors. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least two prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. One of these courses should be 3000-level.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 6:30pm EST 2/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 611
Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023