Checking date: 19/05/2022


Course: 2022/2023

Non-narrative cinema
(13534)
Study: Bachelor in Film, Television and Media Studies (211)


Coordinating teacher: FERNANDEZ-RODRIGUEZ LABAYEN, MIGUEL

Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS

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Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Students are expected to have completed 'Moving Image History' and 'Reading Moving Image'.
Objectives
1. Knowledge of filmic practices outside the dominant industrial model of narrative cinema. 2. Ability to recognize, interpret and analyze the filmic practices of non fiction and experimental cinema, as well as the new audiovisual practices.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1: INTRODUCTION. NON-NARRATIVE CINEMA AND OTHER ARTISTIC DISCIPLINES 2: RHYTHM AND SOUND IN EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION 3: PERSONAL CINEMA: FILM POETRY AND FILM DIARIES 4: EXPERIMENTAL ETHNOGRAPHY 5: DANCE AND PERFORMANCE 6: CINEMA EXPANDS: FROM LETTRISM TO EXPANDED CINEMA 7: COLLAGE, FOUND FOOTAGE, REMIX AND SAMPLING
Learning activities and methodology
1. Magisterial classes Theoretical classes about the nature and evolution of non narrative cinema (currents, styles, main figures). Competences 1 and 2 (0,5 ECTS). 2. Practical classes Interpretation and close readings of touchstone films which are representative of the concepts displayed in the program. Active participation of the student in the commentary of the audiovisual pieces. Competence 2 (1 ECTS). 3. Student work Guided study of the theoretial-practical matters and didactic materials. Competences 1 and 2 (0,5 ECTS). Preparation of practical classes, delivery of a research essay on a concrete matter of the syllabus. Competence 2 (1 ECTS).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • CATHERINE RUSSELL. "Experimental Etnography". Duke U. Press. 1999
  • EUGENI BONET Y MANUEL PALACIO. "Práctica fílmica y vanguardia artística en España, 1925-1981". Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 1983
  • MEKAS, Jonas. Movie Journal: The Rise of the New American Cinema, 1959-1971. Columbia University Press. 2016 (Second edition)
  • P. ADAMS SITNEY. Visionary Film. The American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000.. Oxford University Press. 2002
  • TANYA LEIGHTON. "Art and the moving image". Tate. 2008
  • WALLEY, Jonathan. Cinema Expanded: Avant-Garde Film in the Age of Intermedia. Oxford University Press. 2020
  • WINDHAUSEN, Federico (ed.). A Companion to Experimental Film. Wiley Blackwell. 2022
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • ANDREW V. UROSKIE. Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art . University of Chicago Press. 2014
  • ARA OSTERWEIL. Flesh Cinema: The Corporeal Turn in American Avant-Garde Film. Manchester University Press. 2014
  • ERIKA BALSOM. Exhibiting cinema in contemporary art. University of Amsterdam Press. 2013
  • EUGENI BONET. Desmontaje: Film, Vídeo / Apropiación, Reciclaje. . IVAM. 1993
  • EUGENI BONET Y MANUEL PALACIO. Práctica fílmica y vanguardia artística en España, 1925-1981. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 1983
  • JESSE LERNER & LUCIANO PIAZZA. Ism, Ism, Ism / Ismo, Ismo, Ismo: Experimental Cinema in Latin America. University of California Press. 2017
  • JILL MUPRHY & LAURA RASCAROLI. Theorizing Film through Contemporary Art. Expanding Cinema. Amsterdam University Press. 2020
  • KAIRA M. CABAÑAS. Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde. University of Chicago Press. 2014
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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