Tag: medium specificity

Cinematic film, expanded cinema and site-specific experience

Reading the book Between the Black-Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art by Uroskie (2014) as a preparatory exploration of the cinematic film and crossovers with post-modernist art. Cinematic experience and the conception of the expanded cinema in the 1960s was an influential cultural product on post-modernist art. Cinema films screened in movie theaters developed from a…

Part Five – Exercise 5.5: Serra on Film

Watch Richard Serra’s films Hand Catching Lead and Boomerang. Familiarize yourself with his work and say why you think he made these films. “I think the significance of the work is in its effort, not in its intentions. And that effort is a state of mind, an activity, an interaction with the world…”  – Richard Serra Both videos embrace a temporal aspect.…

Part Five – Assignment 5: Brainstorm and Outline

In what ways do video installations differ from films shown in a cinema? List the physical differences and use these as evidence to explain the differences in experience and aesthetic appreciation. Think about the environment as well as the immediate space in which a film is shown. Consider the types of film and select an example for more detailed discussion.…