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Semester: 1

Credits: 30

FM4123: Artists’ Film and Video

Exploring connections between other art forms and media including television, sculpture, painting, photography, new media & the sonic arts, experimental film movements have often drawn attention to the materiality of the medium in such a way as to radically challenge conventional modes of storytelling, and of narrative cinema, in particular. This module will introduce students to the critical and historical contexts of artists’ film and experimental cinema. Taking a global perspective, it will examine work from a range of national contexts, while also examining the transnational flows of these film movements. Particular attention will be paid to question of identity politics that these works raise, recognising the importance of women & queer filmmakers whose contributions have often been marginalised in more traditional film histories. In this context, ‘artists’ film’ is understood as work made for the primary purpose of aesthetic experimentation rather than for commercial reasons .


Lecture, Monday 12.00 - 2.00 pm, Byre Theatre
Screening, Tuesday 4.30 - 7.00 pm, Byre Theatre

Dr Philippa Lovatt (Co-ordinator)