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and artists on subjects and issues relating to artists' film and video.
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& The Film Poem: Some Clarifications
by Fil Ieropoulos
This paper traces the history of the idea of 'poetry' and 'the poetic'
in relation to avant-garde film and clarifies the various definitions
and nomenclature that have been used.
by David Curtis
In this talk delivered at Tate International Council Conference, June
1st, 2001, Curtis discusses the history of artists' film and video and
its representation in national art collections.
analysis of the soundtrack in the work of Malcolm Le Grice
by Orlene Denice McMahon
The manipulation and function of sound in avant-garde film has undergone
little analytical study whereas many critical readings have been undertaken
regarding the conventional use of music in Hollywood cinema. Orlene
Denice McMahon takes steps towards redressing this in her analysis of
sound in Malcolm Le Grice's work.
Script, and the Spaces in Between
by Sarah Turner
Sarah Turner has written a number of feature films but has grown increasingly
frustrated with a prescriptive system of script development and the
reproduction of a known formula. This paper is a discussion of alternative
approaches to scriptwriting. It concerns film primarily as an aural
and image-based medium, exploring its abstract potential through repetition
and variation, rhythm and musicality.
Institutional Support for Artists' Film and Video in England 1966 -
by Research Fellow Michael Maziere
This major research paper documents the relationship between the history
of British artists' film and video and its institutional support structures
from 1966 - 2003. With responses to the paper from David Hall and Michael
Digital Video Study Materials
by Professor Malcolm Le Grice and Research Fellow Steven Ball
A research paper produced about the practical issues involved in producing
study materials on Digital Video and DVD.