Moving images on the margins : experimental film in late socialist East Germany / Seth Howes.

By: Howes, Seth [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksScreen cultures: Publisher: Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2019Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781787447011; 1787447014Subject(s): Motion pictures -- Germany (East) -- History | Experimental films -- Germany (East) -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Moving Images on the Margins : Experimental Film in Late Socialist East GermanyDDC classification: 791.43/611 LOC classification: PN1993.5.G3 | H69 2019Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Frontcover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1: Art, Experimentation, and the Avant-Garde in East Germany; 2: Heraklesmaschine: Lutz Dammbeck's Experimental Cinema and the Expropriation of the Senses; 3: Lines of Communication: Mail Art and the Connectivity of Experimental Film; 4: Herz Horn Haut Schrein: Film and the Autoperforating Body of/at Work; 5: Film Experiments, Design Anthropology, and the Politics of Vision: Yana Milev's Theory of Practice; Conclusion: Images of Moving Margins; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Documents the rich allusiveness and intellectual probity of experimental filmmaking-a form that thrived despite having been officially banned-in East German socialism's final years.
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Frontcover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1: Art, Experimentation, and the Avant-Garde in East Germany; 2: Heraklesmaschine: Lutz Dammbeck's Experimental Cinema and the Expropriation of the Senses; 3: Lines of Communication: Mail Art and the Connectivity of Experimental Film; 4: Herz Horn Haut Schrein: Film and the Autoperforating Body of/at Work; 5: Film Experiments, Design Anthropology, and the Politics of Vision: Yana Milev's Theory of Practice; Conclusion: Images of Moving Margins; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Documents the rich allusiveness and intellectual probity of experimental filmmaking-a form that thrived despite having been officially banned-in East German socialism's final years.

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Released in the "Screen Cultures: German Film and the Visual," edited by Gerd Gemuenden and Johannes von Moltke (two of the most competent film critics in academia), this book should be the final word on the struggle for artistic independence and expression under the GDR's state-controlled DEFA studio system. As the title indicates, Howes (German and Russian studies, Univ. of Missouri) examines DEFA film at the very margins of experimental form, form that risked hopeless obscurity. The analysis is solid and clear; the subjects and films discussed are so adventurous artistically that they give a whole new meaning to the term avant-garde. Working in different forms and coming to film at various times in their careers, all these artists struggled against a state system that wanted to stop them. In films that are sometimes bizarre, the filmmakers pushed experimentation to the borders of reality as a totalitarian nation crumbled around them. The archival research is extensive, and knowledge of German is necessary. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --Sol Gittleman, emeritus, Tufts University

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