Learning From Each Other:
Underground Film and Mainstream Cinema in the 1960s
Even more than avant-garde film in general, 1960s “underground” “art” movies are defined by a radical denial of strategies driven from mainstream cinema, in particular those from Hollywood. Since the beginning, the focal point of art films was not on complex stories or innovative plots, but on trying to explore “film as film” or on working on the physical material of the celluloid strip with techniques similar to traditional painting. In Dehm’s presentation, he will take a closer look at the complex relationships of underground cinema and Hollywood in the 1960s from diverse perspectives: The Underground Superstar, New American Cinema and Avant-garde Aesthetics and “Underground incidents” and the Academy Awards.
Jürgen Dehm is a research assistant in the Department of Art History at the Free University of Berlin. His research focuses on modern and contemporary American and European art. In particular, the crossover between experimental film culture and the art world, the epistemology of the moving image and the relationship between art and music.
Monday July 11th
Doors open at 7:30 PM,
Lecture starts at 8 PM Sharp
Refreshments will be available.
(also, we have air conditioning!)
GUESS WHAT?!?! is an artist lecture series curated by Vanessa Rieger and Xenia Benivolski. These talks are PWYC. All proceeds go towards the lecturing artist.