Kvadrati sekunde edition
An avant-garde film is almost impossible to define because it is in a state of constant change and redefinition. In his superbly accepted history of experimental film, A. L. Rees tracks the movement of the film’s avant-garde movement between film and modern art ⁄with postmodern code⁄. But it also establishes the film avant-garde as an independent form of artistic practice with its own internal logic and aesthetic discourse. In this edited and amended edition, Rees presents an experimental film and video to new readers interested in film in the broader sense, and offers a guide for avant-garde film enthusiasts and new media arts. From Cézanne and Dadaism through Cocteau, Brakhage and Le Grice to a new wave of British film and video artists from the 1990s to the present day, this extensive study sets up an avant-garde film between cinema and gallery with many links to visual art and the art of sound. A. L. Rees ⁄1949 – 2014⁄ was a scientist and professor of visual communication at the Royal College of Art in London. He is the author of a books and essays on experimental film, video and media art.
author—A. L. Rees