THE NEW NARRATIVE PRACTICES IN THE EXPANDED CINEMA: INTERRELATIONS BETWEEN CINEMA AND VIDEO ART INSTALLATION. A RESEARCH WITHIN THE ACADEMIC FRAMEWORK

Since the early twentieth century, the development of cinema with his new visual qualities becomes an important starting point for the study of new artistic forms of expression and perception techniques. Here, the object of these studies is usually the specific form of the media themselves and their suitability as a means of artistic expression. The artists explore the aesthetic possibilities of film. Always there has been also an interest in the study of optical phenomena beyond the framework of classical media such as film and video. The expanded concept of media art makes obsolete the boundaries of the transmission of the image itself, and provides other means of expression in the artistic process as for example in the media installation art. This paper will address Expanded Cinema and its relationship with the formal assumptions and processes of the cinematic medium, based on four case studies of artists exploring the filmic languages in their work with artists like Kevin McCoy, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham and Mark Lewis. This research is incorporated in a broader acamedic framework inside the university. It is one of the lines of research that takes part in the Master in Arts Production and Management of the faculty of fine arts in the University of Murcia.