PURE PROVOCATION: AVANT-GARDE HORROR CINEMA(S)

Date/Time
Date(s) - Tue. Mar. 18, 2014 - Tue. Apr. 1, 2014
12:00 am

Location
Microcinema [ ÊTRE]

Instructor
Anne Golden

Admission

This course will investigate the locus of horror within avant-garde cinema(s). Beginning with canonical films which are examples of Dadaism and Surrealism, the course will progress through European and American avant-garde horror, including the work of Jean Cocteau, J.S. Watson and Melville Webber, Stan Brakhage, Maya Deren, Sidney Peterson, Arthur Lipsett, Shirley Clarke and recent examples of Canadian independent media artworks. We will look briefly at manifestos written in the early period of film history. These manifestos were written by Dadaists, Futurists and Surrealists and called for cinema to be both ‘pure’ (Louis Aragon, Guillaume Apollinaire) and a ‘provocation’ (The Futurists).