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Artists' Film: the museum, the gallery and beyond


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: to be confirmed
  • Assessment: 3000-word essay (100%)

Module description

Artists' work with the moving image has an important presence in major galleries and museum collections. The module considers ways in which the space and time of gallery exhibition has affected modes and theories of moving image spectatorship. Gallery visits and the study of key historical texts introduce critical perspectives on installation art today, as well as reflecting on the relation between the art market, art and exhibition practice.

Indicative module content

  • The moving image in the gallery
  • Made-for-cinema films in the gallery context
  • Film programmes in art biennials
  • Video art from the 1960s to 1980s
  • Distribution and exhibition networks
  • Artists' documentary practice
  • Installation formats
  • Contemporary artists' moving image practice