2018 - 2019

  Image, Movement, Time: the Photographic and Cinematic in Modern and Contemporary  
Vered MaimonMexico - Arts200 1600-2000 Sem  1
University credit hours:  4.0

Course description

This seminar investigates the relations between cinema and modern and contemporary art. The first part of the course explores the way in which avant-garde artists, by creating terms such as montage, allegory and optical unconscious, conceptualized cinema as marking a new modernist form of knowledge and experience.  The second part of the seminar examines Gilles Deleuze’s cinema books and the differences between the still and moving image in relation to problems of memory and representation, for example in Chris Marker’s La Jetée and Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah. The third part of the seminar focuses on the relations between Pop Art (Andy Warhol’s films), Minimalism and Conceptual Art to the moving image, and the way contemporary artists, as part of the “post-medium” condition, use cinematic conventions and genres in order to redefine the relations between the art work and its viewer.


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