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GELCT-6340-3: Film: Grad Wide Electives: Precarious Arrangements

Spring 2023

Subject: Grad Wide Elective
Type: Seminar
Delivery Mode: In-Person
Level: Graduate

Campus: San Francisco
Course Dates: January 17, 2023 — May 07, 2023
Meetings: Thu 8:00-11:00AM, Main Bldg - 160 (Production Stage)
Instructor: Sofia Cordova

Units: 3.0
Enrolled: 10/13


In this course, students will create time-based projects (for example, Video/ Film/ Performance/Sound/ etc.) based on concepts that push beyond traditional modes of storytelling, writing, and narrative. Through a series of experiments, students will produce speculative fiction, sci-fi, or experimental works in order to engage new and complex modes of thinking and work towards the expression of ideas that are meaningful and important to them. Students will be exposed to science fictional works - in film and literature -  as well as brief detours into histories of experimentation with an emphasis on Bay Area experimental sound and film. Within these, we will pay special attention to voices that use time-based media and literature as part of a larger political confrontation with the trappings of gender, class, and race. This class is open to film students as well as fine art students as this class will emphasize how artist cinema/video/performance/installation and film can not only co-exist but have much to gain from learning from one another. 

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