Expanded Cinema

Course Number: 
DOCST 640
Course Instructor: 
Shambhavi Kaul
Location: 
Rubenstein Arts Center 234
Days and Times: 
M 1:25 p.m.–4:40 p.m.
Course Category: 
Video
Course Type: 
Normal
Course Level: 
Advanced
Crosslisting(s): 
ARTSVIS 640S.01
AMI 639S.01
VMS 640S.01
LIT 545S.01

This project-based course will explore moving image installation practices beyond the movie theater including alternative public spaces, devices, museums, white cubes and back boxes. The course will simultaneously examine relevant artworks in the context of their diverse histories and attendant theories, from early cinema devices, through works termed as Expanded Cinema around the 1970s, to current new media manifestations. Students will focus on developing moving image installation projects of their own, to be realized at various campus locations. Open to seniors and graduate students. Prerequisite: Two 200-level or above photography or film production classes.