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Photomontage Today: Peter Kennard

Synopsis
Examines one particular tendency in the history of photomontage; its analysis in political terms. The first section looks at the effect of layout and juxtaposition in the meaning of images; the second examines the mechanics of photomontage construction; the final section discusses uses for political montage in campaigns, on posters etc. Focuses on the work of Peter Kennard, best known for his anti-nuclear work. His work is discussed in relation to other photomontagists, both past and present, such as John Heartfield and Hans Stack.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 35 min.
Year of production
1982
Availability
Hire
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Uses
Foundation courses in art and design; 1st-year undergraduate courses in photography or media studies.*
Subjects
Art; Media studies
Keywords
Kennard, Peter; photography; photomontage

Credits

Director
Chris Rodriques; Rod Stoneman
Producer
Chris Rodriques; Rod Stoneman

Production Company

Name

Television Co-operative

Sponsor

Name

Arts Council of Great Britain

Phone
020 7973 6455
Fax
020 7973 6581
Address
London
SW1P 3NG

Distributor

Name

Arts on Film Archive, University of Westminster

Notes
Arts on Film Archive offers on-line access to a large range of films on art produced in the United Kingdom since the 1950s, and is a unique record of British and international post-war art, as well as of documentary film-making in the UK. In its first phase, the archive offers a complete database and an on-line video streaming of all 450 films made by the film department of Arts Council England between 1953 and 1998 and several films produced till 2003 by the dance Department of ACE. The collection is only available streamed to ac.uk domain addresses.

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