Guest Lecture: E x p a n d e d C i n e m a

Lecture/Performance by Louise Curham and Dr. Lucas Ihlein

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[Louise Curham & Lucas Ihlein ‘on set’ for (Wo)man with Mirror, 2009]

This week we will be welcoming Louise Curham and Dr. Lucas Ihlein to present an iconic work of Expanded Cinema. Louise and Lucas are engaged in an ongoing project of re-enactments from Expanded Cinema, carried out under Teaching and Learning Cinema (TLC), where they research and document each work, including primary source interviews with original artists.

Louise and Lucas will be discussing the work of TLC which is making an invaluable contribution to a contemporary understanding of Expanded Cinema. Please familiarise yourself with their work and processes on website in preparation of this guest lecture.

lucas_ihlein[Lucas Ihlein performing (Wo)man with Mirror]

In the 1960s and 70s, artists began to re-imagine cinematic form by expanding it beyond the bounds of the filmstrip, which up to that point had been one of cinemas’ defining elements. Further experimentation with the conditions of its presentation as well as an interrogation of the technological apparatus of projection saw the field merge with sculpture, theatre and performance art. In many cases the filmmaker and/or spectator became the protagonist in the films by intervening directly with the cinematic apparatus. The works then were more about the live ‘here and now’ experience and hence much more ephemeral and one off than traditional cinematic presentation.

 

Submission Assessment 1Tuesday 9.30-12.30 with Peter Humble

Your digital files (.mp4) should be uploaded to your Vimeo account. Create an entry on your personal blog that embeds your video into the post accompanied by your project statement.

Add a comment to this post. In the comment, provide your full name and a link to your blog entry – please check your link is working. (Please also make sure this is your tutorial class – class time and tutor’s name are listed above).

Submission Assessment 1 Tuesday 14.30-17.30 with Peter Humble

Your digital files (.mp4) should be uploaded to your Vimeo account. Create an entry on your personal blog that embeds your video into the post accompanied by your project statement.

Add a comment to this post. In the comment, provide your full name and a link to your blog entry – please check your link is working. (Please also make sure this is your tutorial class – class time and tutor’s name are listed above).

Workshop 13: Major Project Review

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In the final workshop, we will review your major project. Please ensure you bring your work-in-progress to consult with your tutor. You can use the time for production and testing (equipment, set-up, and installation).

Spaces and equipment are in the final stages of being allocated. It is very important for all students who are doing installation works to check their allocated space and equipment. This is your last chance to confirm these details. If you were absent from last week, it is unlikely you would have been allocated space or equipment. Please ensure you contact your tutor immediately.

Final space and equipment allocations will be posted here shortly.

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Workshop 12: Project Progress


[Joana Moll, AZ: The Archive, 2011-4, installed view at ISEA 2016 Cultural R>evolution exhibition]
In this week’s workshop, we will aim to finalise all spatial requirements and allocate everyone a location for showing your works for assessment on Tuesday 14th June.

We will continue with the planning and testing we began in previous weeks: (production work flow, space allocation, equipment need, installation and final presentation). It’s also a chance to discuss with your tutor the progress of your work.

During this week’s workshop, do one or more of the following:

  • conduct testing relevant to your project (especially, projection works)
  • create content (e.g. editing, photography, animation)
  • go on a ‘reckkie’ (reconnaissance) to collect test shots etc.
  • research on relevant artworks that will help contextualise and inform your project

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Workshop 11: Project testing and development

In this week’s workshop, you will be discussing your work-in-progress with your tutor and testing aspects of your proposed major project. Take the opportunity to test ideas by gathering footage or materials, using the available equipment to trial different possibilities. Remember that many elements of a work cannot be planned but need to be tested first. Like the hands-on workshops from weeks 7 to 9, your material research (working with the gear) helps your ideas mature and form the work.

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Workshop 10: Major Project concept presentation

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[MEDA201 Major Project assessment installation shot in 2014]

In workshop 10, you will present your concept for your major project to class. This will give you an opportunity to present your research and conceptual development. Use this forum to test out your ideas and solicit feedback. In particular, you will want to show the artwork/ practice that you are responding and your research materials. You may also want to bring other support material to show (sketches, diagrams etc) to talk through your ideas. Your presentation should be around 10 to 15 minutes including questions and feedback. Your presentation, while not assessable, will be taken into account in the final assessment of the major project.

Please read the project outline carefully to ensure what is required for the assignment.


[Ant Beard’s single-channel screenwork in 2011 responded to Len Lye’s cameraless films in their use of light animation, and music] Continue reading

Workshop 09: Screen and performance


[Anthony McCall, Line Describing a Cone, 1973 (re-staged 2011)]

In weeks 9s workshops, we continue with the practice of re-enactment focusing on performances that work with image and screen. These re-enactment projects require researching on concepts of the works, performative procedures, equipment set-ups, and audience experience. As in week 7’s exercise (re-creating video installations), you do not have to replicate the work exactly. You may want to re-interpret these works in their re-making/ re-staging in reference to the central concept of the work. Is the work interrogating an element of the cinematic experience? How is this achieved?

A list of works to be re-enacted/ re-staged is as below. You will be assigned a group and a work. The necessary equipment is supplied to create the image content (if applicable) and to perform the work. Continue reading

Workshop 06: Remoscopes/ Video projections

In week 6’s workshop, we will explore the construction of an image through making remoscopes (sometimes called, Lumiere films). We explore the conceptual, aesthetic, and technical characteristics of the digital video medium. How do aspects in the moving image such as framing, composition, and the tension between movement and stillness contribute to the meaning of the image as pictorial representation. We will also consider the rule-based practice as an approach that engenders enabling constraints in creative works.

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