This course will examine how and why a strong documentary impulse has emerged in contemporary artists’ moving image. Taking Ben Rivers’s exhibition Edgelands as a starting point, we will explore through active discussion how artists have interrogated the complex relationships between reality and representation in ways that extend, expand, and contest cinema’s long documentary tradition.
This course is run in partnership with LUX; the second session will take place at LUX in Dalston and will make use of their extensive film collection.
No previous experience is necessary.
Erika is a writer and lecturer in Film Studies. She is the author of Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art (2013).
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Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled.
Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.
Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.