Fine Arts | From Tarzan to the Hot Heads (Topics in the Ethnographic Arts) (UG only)
A458 | 26713 | McNaughton


FROM TARZAN to the HOT HEADS: THE USE OF FILM IN THE STUDY OF ART

This class is aimed at the critical examination of films on or about
art and culture.   A surprisingly large number of such films exist,
and while many are very good, many are not.   We will view, discuss
and critique films across the whole spectrum, from good to bad, and
we will include in our examination films on: visual and performance
art, “shocking” cultural acts, people from other parts of the world,
and artists making art.  Some of the films are made by people in the
arts.  Others were made by ethnographers.  But in an important sense
all the films are a kind of ethnography, in that they tell stories
about non-Western cultures or areas of Western culture that are
often little known, poorly understood, even mysterious or odd to
many Americans.