Since 2008, the Experimental Lecture Series has presented veteran filmmakers who immerse themselves in the world of alternative, experimental film. Our intention is to lay bare an artist’s challenges rather than their successes, to examine the gnawing, ecstatic reality of the work of making art.
In 2014 filmmaker Lynne Sachs was invited by the Department of Film/Video to present Taking a Docu-mentary Detour, a lecture/performance with students from several Pratt divisions that was part discussion, part experiment, and part artwork.
This semester in Media Mavericks we will explore the experimental media work that has emerged in the realm of the documentary. In our discussion of this movement in film and video, we will consider how the practice of working with reality can be challenged, even transported, by the aesthetic freedom that comes with alternative modes of visual expression.