Lecture 05: Structural Film and Expanded Screen


[Anthony McCall, Line Describing a Cone, 1973]

Beginning in this week’s lecture, we expand our exploration of the film medium into the cinematic experience. Once again exploring the rich history of alternative cinemas, our investigation takes us on journey through from structural film experiments, structuralist materialism practices, expanded cinema, television, video art to multiscreen installations. This trajectory shows the influences and lineages of these alternative practices, specifically in how they¬†pave a way towards the multiscreen immersive experience we have today. We also ask: what are the implications the ubiquitous screen today on the future of cinema?

We begin this enquiry in this lecture with structural films and expanded cinema, and will continue to explore the video medium, installation and performances in the succeeding weeks.

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