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Oversharing in Video Format – Projects from Fall 2020 Appropriated Media Students

March 9, 2021 - March 16, 2021

Virtual screening, free for everyone!

Click HERE to view screening page and showcase!

Screening page active 3/9 – 3/16

The Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres is proud to present a selection of films created in Professor Jesse McLean’s Film 460: Appropriated Media course, an upper level elective, last Fall 2020. This course was a thematic exploration of the use of appropriated media in moving image art. The creative use of appropriated media or found footage can be purely formal, nostalgic, used towards a societal critique, as a political gesture, and as an act of cultural theft. Or all or none of the above. In this course, students used found footage, audio and other appropriated media as the primary source material towards the production of expressive, striking and personal work.

“The purpose of art is to impart of the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known. The technique of art is to make objects “unfamiliar,” to make forms difficult, to increase the difficulty and length of perception because the process of perception is an aesthetic end in itself and must be prolonged.”
– Viktor Shklovsky, Art as Technique, 1925

“It’s all in the material, in the question of the material we want to work with.”
– Esther Shub, 1927


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