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Pioneers of Experimental Film (Experimental Arts Film Series)

When Feb 11, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art
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A film festival in three parts. This first installation is on the theme Pioneers of Experimental Film including films by Georges Melies, Alice Guy, Hans Richter, and Man Ray.

1916- 2016: A Century of Experimental Arts is being offered in conjunction with a course of the same name being team taught by Jonathan Eburne, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and English, and Amy Dupain Vashaw, Audience and Program Development Director at the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State. The purpose of the course (CMLT 497 and A&A 497b) is to introduce students across the university to both the history and the unfolding present of experimental and avant-garde art movements around the world, as well as to build skills and strategies for participating in the arts of the present.

Celebrating the centenary of the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, the radically experimental cabaret that launched the wartime Dada movement and galvanized the anarchic spirit of European avant-garde art movements, the course will be organized around a series of events that will take place throughout the Spring 2016 semester.