Danish Avant-Garde Filmmakers of the 1960s: Technology, Cross-aesthetics and Politics

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Tania Ørum
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Abstract

Danish avant-garde film has been pioneered mainly by visual artists. When small, portable, cheap cameras appeared in the 1960s a new generation of avant-garde artists started making films as part of the cross-aesthetic experiments going on in the circles around the Experimental School of Art in Copenhagen. They formed the film collective ABCinema in 1968, which experimented with new film languages while also striving to secure democratic access to the medium and trying out novel forms of film projection.

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