May 26, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
Academic Catalog 2019-2020

MPSM361 Investigations in Expanded Cinema 3cr

Expanded cinema can describe a film, video,
multi-media performance or an immersive
environment that extends the boundaries of filmic
concepts. In this course we explore elements of
light, motion, materiality, and sound to create
works that extend beyond the traditional cinematic
relationship between the audience and the screen
by considering the variables of space,
architecture, sculptural forms, and viewer
relationship. The course investigates how pre
cinematic forms can inform the post cinematic.
Much of our investigations focus on approaches to
physical installation that extend the notion of
the frame into multidimensional environments using
light, space, and architecture - concepts that can
also be applied to creating simulation media with
virtual and augmented reality technology.
Readings, research, and discussion will be an
integral aspect of this course. We also touch on
themes such as Post Cinema, Media Archaeology,
Time Space Compression, and Post Continuity. This
course is designed to familiarize the student with
a wide variation of art practices related to
contemporary installation and immersive notions of

Hybrid Studio Critique