A History of Experimental Film and Video by A.L. ReesA History of Experimental Film and Video by A.L. Rees

A History of Experimental Film and Video

byA.L. Rees

Paperback | November 15, 2011

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This new edition covers thehistory of avante-garde film and video, ranging from Cezanne and dada, via Cocteau, Brakhage and Le Grice, to the new wave of British video artists in the 1990s. The author also reconstitutes the avante-garde film as an independent form of art practice with its own internal logic and aesthetic discourse.
A.L. REES is Research Tutor in the department of Visual Communication, Royal College of Art, London. He writes and teaches about artists' film, video and digital media and his recent publications include essays in Millennium Film Journal (USA), Iconics (Japan) and Sequence (UK), and (as co-editor) Expanded Cinema: Art, Performance Fil...
Title:A History of Experimental Film and VideoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.1 × 5.9 × 0.6 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:British Film InstituteLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1844574369

ISBN - 13:9781844574360

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Sitting the Avant-Garde
Vision Machine
Time Base
Point of View
Modernisms
PART I: TTHE CANONICAL AVANT-GARDE
Origins of the Moving Image (1780-1880)
Photography
Art and the Avant-Garde: Summary 1909-20
The Cubists
Primitives and Pioneers (1880-1915)
Futurists
Abstract Film
The Comic Burlesque
The Art Cinema and its Circuit
Cine-Poems and Lyric Abstraction
Origins of Abstract Film
The Absolute Film
Cubism and Poular Film
Dada and Surrealist Film
The French Avant-Garde 1924-32
Voice and Vision in the Pre-War Avant-Garde
Transition: into the 1930s and Documentary
Reviewing the First Avant-Garde
Underground
Two Avant-Gardes (Mark 1)?
Structural
PART II: BRITAIN, 1966-98
English Structuralists
Primitives and Post-Structralists
Video Stirs
Art and Politics
A cinema of Small Gestures
Rebel Waves
Art Cinema's Odd Couple: Derek Jarman and Peter Greenaway
New Pluralism
Black British
Electronic Arts
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"Where are we now?"
Points of Resistance
Notes
Bibliography
Index