A History of Experimental Film and Video

A History of Experimental Film and Video : From the Canonical Avant-Garde to Contemporary British Practice

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 20mm | 557.92g
  • British Film Institute
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • biography
  • 1844574377
  • 9781844574377
  • 2,282,296

About A. L. Rees

A.L. REES is a Research Tutor in Visual Communication, Royal College of Art, London.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Introduction to the 2nd Edition Preface Introduction Sitting the Avant-Garde Vision Machine Time Base Point of View Modernisms PART I: THE 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 yBa "Where are we now?" Points of Resistance Conclusion: In the Gallery and on the Air The Migrating Frame from Film to Video Topologies The Origins of the Avant-garde and Current Practice Notes Bibliography Indexshow more