Intermediate Video: Reparative Aesthetics (FV4144.01)

Jen Liu

Intermediate Video: Reparative Aesthetics is a hybrid course building on the 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. Shorter assigned projects will have specific technical constraints. These technical aspects of the course will be balanced with building a moving image discourse on the theme of reparative aesthetics, through readings, screenings, and discussions.   We will be looking particularly at contemporary art and cinema that embody notions of ambivalent witnessing, critical narratives, and that deliver contested cultural content within high visual complexity – works that explode the privileging of aesthetics over politics or politics over aesthetics.  To these ends we will pay close attention to the development of visual and aural compositional skills, color, value and rhythmic analysis, and production techniques for maximal visual impact – conventional and experimental.  Finally, we will be looking at works created for mainstream distribution (single-screen) as well as approaches in installation and experimental platforming, online and otherwise.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Prerequisites:Introduction to Video.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
W 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: All courses , Film and Video , Hybrid In-Person and Remote