Lecture04: Surrealist Cinema


[Man Ray, Emak-Bakia, 1926]

This lecture provides an overview of Surrealist Cinema. It focuses on how this significant art movement in the 20th century utilised cinema as an art form. Specifically, the lecture explores the central concerns of Surrealist films in their aims to break with conventional cinema. Through this survey, we examine its predecessors, historical contexts and legacy, analysing its relevance to contemporary media arts practice.

We ask: what constitutes Surrealist Cinema? What is their relevance to contemporary media arts practice today?

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