Curating and Microcinema
FILM 47.20 – SUMMER 2021
This course provides an introduction to the practice of curating film and video work in various exhibition contexts including film festivals, moving-image installations, independent microcinemas, and as a form of public pedagogy.
It will also examine the practice of curating as a formal framework for researching a concept, topic, or question of the students' choosing.
Readings and materials covered in the course will focus on how curators and thinkers have worked to decolonize institutional spaces, deconstruct and rethink the cinematic canon, create platforms for marginalized voices, and explore expansive modes of relation through their work with the moving image.
These methods will inform the various exercises, presentations, screenings, and discussions that the class will engage in throughout the term to prepare students for final curatorial projects of their own design.
Instructor: Aily Nash