Subject 3: Styles of Art FilmPosted: October 21, 2015
Over the course of this project I’ve been reading a lot of books on art film. Whilst reading the book ‘Experimental Cinema: The Film Reader’, a book about the history of art cinema and avant-garde cinema I came across a term I had never heard before:
Film poem refers to a genre of avant-garde film popularised in the 1950’s. Film poem’s are generally personal films with an autonomous and unpredictable style. They often capture a moment in the life of the film maker and often also contain narration. As soon as I heard the term, I realised that this was the sort of film I had been intending to make.
I’ve also noticed some similarities between the way I work and the voyeuristic style films I enjoyed when I first got into art fillms. I enjoy the feeling of looking in on a moment. I believe film-poem and voyeuristic films have a lot in common.