CIN371H1: (New) Media Aesthetics

Previous Course Number: 
CIN340H1
Hours: 
48L

Investigates the theory and history of media technologies as sites of aesthetic investment in a wide variety of artistic practices, focusing on contemporary digital media work, including experimental cinema, gallery installation, net.art, and avant-garde videogames. One important emphasis lies in the aesthetic possibilities new (and newly inexpensive) media technologies have made available to marginalized artists, including especially women and queer artists. We will study the work of Maya Deren, John Cage, Tony Conrad, Yoko Ono, Jack Smith, Andy Warhol, Michael Snow, Marina Abramovic, Marlon Riggs, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Anna Anthropy, and others.

Prerequisite: 
Exclusion: 

CIN340H1 (Topics: (New) Media Aesthetics), offered in Winter 2017

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)