Experimental film at the time of archival turnover

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373MEFAO Z 1 12S Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The module focuses on German and Austrian experimental film works from the end of the 1980s and the 1990s viewed from the perspective of working with archives.

Mode of study

Lecture, screening, colloquium

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Completion of the History of Film and the Film Avant garde is recommended.

Course contents

How to experiment with film in the era when everything from it is becoming a medium of the past? This module will be devoted to Austrian and German experimental film (ex: Martin Arnold, Dietmar Brehm, Mathias, Mueller, Juergen Reble, and others) from the perspective of working with archive material. Aside from the films themselves and key figures, this course presents several minor comparative studies situating experiemental film in the context of media archeology and archival strategy of fine arts of the 1990s.

Recommended or required reading

Clark, George. Arnold, Brehm, Deutsch and Tscherkassky: Four Contemporary Austrian Avant-garde Filmmakers. in Senses Of Cinema, 2003

Gunning, Tom. From Fossils of Time to a Cinematic Genesis – Gustav Deutschs Film ist. Gustav Deutsch, Filmmuseum - Synema Publications, 2009

Horwath, Alexander. Singing in the Rain – Supercinematography by Peter Tscherkassky. in Senses Of Cinema, 2003

Blažíček, Martin. Martin Arnold. in Cinepur, 68/2010

Noll Brinckmann, Christine. Collective Movements and Solitary Thrusts: German Experimental Film 1920-1990, Millennium Film Journal, 30/31 1997

Fischli-Ferber eds. The German Experimental Film of The 1990s, Goethe Institut 1996.

Assessment methods and criteria

It is necessary to attend 100% of lectures and screenings

Short review text on a selected topic in the extent of 1 standard page.

Colloquium at the close of the course based on a previously prepared text.


Fri.13. 3. 2020 – 10:00–12:30 / 13:30-16:00, lecture with screening

Pá 27. 3. 2020 – 10:00–12:00, colloquium

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