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A History of Experimental Film and Video

Authors: Rees, A.L.

  • Overview of a significant movement in modern art, placing film and video in the contemporary context.
  • Expands the idea of Cinema through one of its most radical manifestations.
  • Looks at a still contentious area of film history that has been strongly revised in the last decade.
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About this book

Avant-garde film is almost indefinable. It is in a constant state of change and redefinition. In his highly-acclaimed history of experimental film, A.L. Rees tracks the movement of the film avant-garde between the cinema and modern art (with its postmodern coda). But he also reconstitutes the film avant-garde as an independent form of art practice with its own internal logic and aesthetic discourse.

In this revised and updated edition, Rees introduces experimental film and video to new readers interested in the wider cinema, as well as offering a guide to enthusiasts of avant-garde film and new media arts. Ranging from C├ęzanne and Dada, via Cocteau, Brakhage and Le Grice, to the new wave of British film and video artists from the 1990s to the present day, this expansive study situates avant-garde film between the cinema and the gallery, with many links to sonic as well as visual arts.

The new edition includes a review of current scholarship in avant-garde film history and includes updated reading and viewing lists. It also features a new introduction and concluding chapter, which assess the rise of video projection in the gallery since the millennium, and describe new work by the latest generation of experimental film-makers. The new edition is richly illustrated with images of the art works discussed.

About the authors

A.L. REES is a Research Tutor in Visual Communication, Royal College of Art, London.

Buy this book

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Softcover $37.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-84457-436-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A History of Experimental Film and Video
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84457-437-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84457-436-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
208
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