Critical Writing Index

Experimental Screens in the 1960's and 1970's: The Site of Community

by Tess Takahashi

Cinema Journal, Winter 2012, v. 51, no. 2, pp. 162-167

Tess Takahashi looks at the development of experimental screening processes in the 1960s and 70s. Artists became interested in the materiality of the screen and used it as an important part of their films. Also discussed is the rise of alternative screening events, in particular the home, which became an important space of interaction. Through an analysis of a few films from this period, she explains the change in the concept of the screen and what it leaves us with today.

Key words: exhibition, screening programs, experimental film, video art, home use, domestic space, public space, screen culture, screen practice

ITEM 2012.038 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

LabyrintheRoman Kroitor; Colin Low; Hugh O'Connor

TV GardenNam June Paik

Three-Way Communication by LightJuan Downey

Violence SonataStan Van Der Beek