“SOME NEW ELOQUENCE”?

On the written word in audiovisual film studies practice
Literature and Visual Culture Research Seminar, RHUL, Bedford Square October 16, 2013 Catherine Grant

Friday, 13 December 13

VIDEOGRAPHIC FILM AND MOVING IMAGE STUDIES
! The experimental, creative and critical, film studies practices of remixing existing film footage in forms situated along a spectrum from completely ‘poetic’ through to solely ‘explanatory’. ! Practitioners are currently at the stage of primary exploration of potential formats, scope and value/ worth of videographic approaches, as alternatives or additions to conventional text-based academic research and publication processes and forms.

Friday, 13 December 13

“SOME NEW ELOQUENCE”?
! "it is the economy of critical word to illustrative image, the balance and weighting of their respective functions, that is slowly altering". ! “If, along the hard road to illumination, the audiovisual essay manages to find or create some new eloquence, some new sensation, or evoke some of that ‘mad poetry’ [...] found in intense theorising, […] then that’s all for the good”
! Adrian Martin, 'In so many words', Frames Cinema Journal, 1, 2013. Online at: http:// framescinemajournal.com/article/in-so-many-words/

Friday, 13 December 13

DIGITAL FILM STUDIES IN THE CULTURE OF ONLINE FILM CRITICISM

Video essay by Catherine Grant: https://vimeo.com/28893042

Friday, 13 December 13

NOTES TO A PROJECT ON CITIZEN KANE Paul Malcolm

A Video essay by Paul Malcolm: https://archive.org/details/NotesTowardsAProjectOnKane

Friday, 13 December 13

COMPARATIVE FILM STUDIES

A Video Essay by Catherine Grant: https://vimeo.com/71971893

Friday, 13 December 13

CREATIVE CRITICAL FILM STUDIES

[Uncanny Fusion -an as yet unpublished video essay by Catherine Grant]

Friday, 13 December 13

SO IS THIS [A DEMONSTRATIVE CONCORDANCE]

! A videographic compilation of all of the instances of the demonstrative/deictic indicator 'this' in Michael Snow's 1982 experimental film SO IS THIS, in the order and the duration in which they occur in the original 45 minute film. This artefact silently asks the question: what is the point of this?

Friday, 13 December 13

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