Intermediate Video: Contrapuntal & Contested Narratives (FV4109.01)

Mariam Ghani

Intermediate Video will build on technical skills introduced in Intro to Video. Students will be expected to produce in-class technical exercises, two short projects assigned by the instructor, and one final project of their own design. This semester of Intermediate Video will be focused on the following thematic, conceptual and formal questions: How do we approach storytelling with the consciousness that history is understood differently by victors and vanquished, images read differently in centers and peripheries, words have different weights in different languages, and even our founding myths and fairytales exist in multiple variations? In particular, how can we work with narratives around places and histories that are particularly contested? What truth claims can art make in contexts where, as one Atlas Group work denotes, “the truth will be known when the last witness is dead”? We will read some of the key texts that established these ideas, and look at possible strategies including counterpoint, polyphony, unreliable narration, destabilized points of view and audition, and multiple-channel work.

Prerequisites: Intro to Video. Please contact Kate Purdie for registration on May 16.
Credits: 4
W 2:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency:
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