Fall 2019 - CA 186 E100

Art and the Moving Image (3)

Class Number: 9784

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    GCA 3200, GOLDCORP

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 9, 2019
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    GCA 3200, GOLDCORP

  • Instructor:

    Laura Marks
    Office: 2875
    Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:00-2:00 and by appointment



Introduces innovations in the fine and performing arts to show the range of possibilities open to those who wish to employ or understand the use of moving images in their disciplinary and multidisciplinary art practices. By the completion of the course students should have a good sense not only of previous innovations and traditions, but of the contemporary scene as well. Students with credit for FPA 186 may not take this course for further credit.


This course introduces artists and scholars in the fine and performing arts to some of the wonderful ways you can think with and through recorded, time-based, audiovisual media.

In lecture, students will encounter great works from around the world and learn concepts and methods that will help you get the most out of moving-image media.

In tutorials, students will practices these approaches in intensive engagement with the works. This fall we will orient our investigation around perception, the body, and movement. Key terms include embodiment, seeing and hearing, components of the audiovisual moving image, pleasure, rhythm, performance, materiality, indexicality, information, remix, and imagination. 


  • Art Event Report 15%
  • Single-Shot Video 15%
  • Midterm Exam 20%
  • Brief Essay 15%
  • Final Exam 25%
  • Participation 10%



Nathaniel Dorsky, Devotional Cinema, revised third edition (Tuumba Press, 2005)
ISBN: 9781931157124

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