Arts + Literature Laboratory

Arts + Literature Laboratory

Arts + Literature Laboratory Found Footage and Collage Cinema 1
Arts + Literature Laboratory Found Footage and Collage Cinema 2

Found Footage and Collage Cinema

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Arts + Literature Laboratory


Arts + Literature Laboratory Found Footage and Collage Cinema 1
Arts + Literature Laboratory Found Footage and Collage Cinema 2
Ages

Adult

Dates

Thu, Apr 21, 2022 - May 26, 2022

Time

6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT

Location

111 S Livingston St, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53703

Instructor

James K.

Capacity

12 students


Class Experience

Found footage films go by many names, from mashups and culture-jamming, to détournement and collage. Artists throughout film history have hijacked images from popular culture and reassembled them to create new meanings and aesthetic effects. In this course, we will examine that history from the surrealists (Joseph Cornell, Rose Hobart, 1936) to contemporary film and video artists (Soda Jerk, Terror Nullius, 2018).


Through in-class discussions of short films and weekly readings, we will examine stylistic approaches unique to collage cinema: repurposing or rejecting Hollywood editing techniques, animating still images, and foregrounding the material properties of the film emulsion. We will also discuss the films as aesthetic and political provocations, as filmmakers comment on mainstream culture and ideology by recontextualizing its imagery.


Students will apply these lessons by producing a 5-minute collage video drawing images from archive.org and editing with iMovie. Instruction will be designed for those new to video editing.  The instructor will also provide guidance for those who have editing experience with their own software.


Completed collage videos can be submitted to the 2022 Midwest Poetry Video Festival without a submission fee, if submitted by the early deadline: July 1. Videos also will be eligible for future screenings at Mills Folly Microcinema at Arts + Literature Laboratory.


Be advised that in-class screenings will include examples from the avant-garde and experimental film tradition, which often challenges the viewer with controversial images and language.


Notes

For financial assistance, contact Jenn Morea at education@artlitlab.org.

By registering for this course, I agree to the following statement:

PHOTO RELEASE: I grant permission for ALL to take and use images of the registered participant and/or their art in print or digital publications, including social media. This will help ALL celebrate the wonderful work of the participants and artists. I recognize that staff will ask the participant for permission before taking their photograph. I recognize that I may opt out of this media release by informing staff that I would not like the registered participant to be photographed, or for screen shots of their work or likeness to be taken.


Arts + Literature Laboratory Location

Arts + Literature Laboratory

111 S Livingston St, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53703


Meet your Instructor

James K.

James Kreul curates Mills Folly Microcinema, an experimental film series at Arts + Literature Laboratory, and Rooftop Cinema at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. During his graduate studies at the UW-Madison, including a dissertation on experimental film history, he was the first program assistant at the UW-Cinematheque, and a founding programmer at the Wisconsin Film Festival. He currently serves on the visual arts curatorial board at Arts + Literature Laboratory.