What is experimental film and video? How is it different from mainstream practices and other types of works? What are its close ties to other art practices? This course will be a comprehensive study of experimental film and video through screenings, readings, discussions, and creative practice. It will offer a critical exploration of the history and theory of experimental and avant-garde film and video, including the impact of new technologies and current practices. Students will create a series of short experimental videos to explore new ways to express themselves.