Expanded Uses of Audiovisual Media

Code: ΕΠ 689

Semester: 6, 8


Maria Paschalidou

Course description

Organized and divided into thematic sections, this elective course explores the relationship between politics and aesthetics in the audiovisual arts. Particularly, it studies uses of audiovisual media, which go beyond the limits of their traditional definition, whether it is photography, video, film, sound and/or animation. The course focuses on the ways in which an image is involved in the production of social meaning, blurring the boundaries between documentation and fiction. Within this context, the course examines practices and paradigms of artistic activism and self-biographical image that deconstruct categories of identity, such as gender, race, class, religious, national identity and physical condition. With emphasis on the intermediate expression and the interdisciplinary collaborations, the course aims to enhance critical and imaginative thinking. Students are invited to create and design intermedia projects, in the form of a video, photographic series, sound work and/or spatial audiovisual installation.

Course Keywords:
Intermediality – Visualization – Artistic activism – Responsiveness – Interdisciplinarity – Conceptualization – Self-biographical image.


Suggested bibliography

1. Bibliography in Greek (Eudoxus: Greek service of selection and distribution of university books)

• Braidotti, R. (2014) Νομαδικά υποκείμενα. Αθήνα: Νήσος. Κωδικός: [50662560].
• Butler, J., Αθανασίου, Α. [επιμ.]. (2008) Σώματα με σημασία. Αθήνα: Εκκρεμές. Κωδικός: [77111846].
• Ράππα, Β. (2022) Επικοινωνία και Ενσυναίσθηση. Αθήνα: Οκτώ. Κωδικός: [112698710].
• Σταυρακάκης, Γ., Σταφυλάκης, Κ. [επιμ.]. (2008) Το πολιτικό στη σύγχρονη τέχνη. Αθήνα: Εκκρεμές. Κωδικός: [77111869].
• Taylor, K.Y., (2017) Από το #BlackLivesMatter στη Μαύρη Απελευθέρωση. Αθήνα: RedMarks. Κωδικός: [112694144].

2. Bibliography in English

• Blom, I., Lundemo, T., and Røssaak, E. (2017) Memory in Motion. Archives, Technology, and the Social. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
• Carter, W. (2018) Art after Empire: From Colonialism to Globalisation. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
• Flood, C. and Grindon, G. (2014) Disobedient Objects. London: Victoria & Albert Museum Publishing.
• Gavin, F. et al. (2021) The Art of Protest: Political Art and Activism. 1st edition. Berlin: Gestalten.
• Mirzoeff, N. (2016) How to see the world. An Introduction to Images, from Self-Portraits to Selfies, Maps to Movies, and More. New York: Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group.
• Möller, F. (2016) Politics and Art. New York: Oxford Handbooks Online.
• Stiles, K. (2016) Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma. 1st edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

3. Journals

• The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)
• The Oxford Art Journal