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PHOTOGRAPHY Art 824, Experimental Documents: Video Art and the Photographic Subject

For first-year photography students. As the digital model of photography increasingly blurs distinctions between downloads, frame grabs, high-res captures, and sequential images, and artists look to address the multimedia landscape that is everyday life, a new perspective is opened up on the entwined relationship between still and moving image as visual art. This class examines how photographic genres such as psychological portraiture, street photography, the social landscape, appropriation, and cinematic tableaux have been addressed, scrutinized, and extended in both early experimental film and contemporary video art. In a series of production workshops, students explore various approaches and techniques for reinterpreting their photographic subjects into video and other screen-based mediums, while regular screenings and critical reading are the focus of in-class discussions.

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