Library Course Assessment for FPA 186

August 30, 2012

This is the Library report for the proposed course FPA 186 : Moving Image. This course will first be offered in the Fall 2013 and every consecutive fall semester at the Vancouver campus. 


All of the monographs listed in the course proposal are available at the SFU Library, and the Library is currently actively collecting in the subject areas covered in this course.

Films and Screenings

Although some of the films listed on the original course proposal are either held by the SFU Library or are available from other sources on the Web, such as Youtube or Vimeo, the following titles are not available and copies will need to be acquired. Some costs are attached.

Steve McQueen, Deadpan (1997). 16mm film transferred to video (b & w, silent), 4:35 min.

Candice Breitz, Double Olivia (Hopelessly Devoted To You), (1977/2000).

Cindy Sherman, Film Stills

Joan Jonas, Brooklyn Bridge, (1988), 6:12 min, color, sound.
$200.00 from Electronic Arts Intermix

David Claerbout, Kindergarten Antonio Sant’Elia, 1932, (1998), bw, silent, 10 Min.

Christian Marclay, The Clock, 24 hours, (2010).

Mark Lewis, The Pitch (1998), 35mm transferred to 2K (w. sound), 3 minutes 59 seconds.

Mark Lewis, The Algonquin Park, September (2001), Super 35mm transferred to HD, 4 min.

Mark Lewis, Algonquin Park, Early March (2002), super 35mm transferred to HD, min 6sec.

David Claerbout, Untitled, Carl and Julie (2000).

David Claerbout, The Stack (2002).

Andy Warhol, Sleep, 6 hours (1963).
$600 for RENT

Bik van der Pol, Sleep With Me, (2000-2003).

Deimantas Narkevičius, Once in the XX Century, 8 min, (2004).

Stan Douglas, Journey to Fear, 16mm film installation, (157 hours in loops of 15 min 4 sec.).
$50,000 (DVD, edition of 10)

Pierre Huyghe, The Third Memory, (2000).

Aeronaut Mik, Dispersion Room, (2004).

Sharon Hayes, Gay Power, (2012).

William Kentridge, Stereoscope, (1999).

Harun Farocki, Ein Tag im Leben der Endverbraucher (One Day in the Life of End Users,) (1993).

Kota Ezawa, The Simpson Verdict (2002).

Martha Rosler, Semiotics of the Kitchen, (1975), 05.3min, black & white.
$300.00  from Electronic Arts Intermix

Pipilotti Rist, Sip My Ocean, (1996). Single-channel video installation, sound, 8 min.

Dara Birnbaum, Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman, (1978-1979). (col. sound), 5:50 min.
$300.00  from Electronic Arts Intermix

Dara Birnbaum, Pop-Pop Video: Kojak/Wang, (1980). Video (col., sound), 3 min.
$300.00  from Electronic Arts Intermix

Craig Baldwin,  Sonic Outlaws, (1995).
$19.99 from Amazon

Adrian Piper, Funk Lessons, (1982-84).

Christian Marclay, Telephones, (1995) in relation to Apple iPhone commercial “Hello”.

Peter Fischli, David Weiss, Der Lauf der Dinge, (1987) in relation to the Honda advertisment, “Honda, The Power of Dreams”.

Dan Graham, Public Space/Two Audiences, (1976).
$300.00 from Electronic Arts Intermix   

Vito Acconci, Centers, 22'50", (1971).
$300.00 from Electronic Arts Intermix   

Joan Jonas, Wind, (1968), 5:37 min, b&w, silent, 16 mm film on video.
$300.00 from Electronic Arts Intermix

John Baldessari, I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art, (1971), 31:17 min, b&w, sound.
$300.00 from Electronic Arts Intermix

Bruce Nauman, Walking in an Exaggerated Manner around the Perimeter of a Square (1967-68).
$400.00 from Electronic Arts Intermix. (Please note: this work must be projected).

Bruce Nauman, Wall/Floor Positions, (1968), 00:59:25, B&W, Mono.
$600.00 from Electronic Arts Intermix

Valie Export, Interrupted Line, (1971-72), 3 min.

Valie Export, TAPP und TASTKINO, (1968), 2 min.

Sanja Iveković, Personal Cuts, (1982). Video (black-and-white and color, sound), 3:35 min.

Althea Thauberger, Carrall Street, (2008).

Bik van der Pol, Art is either plagiarism or revolution, or: something is definitely going to happen here, (2007), Museum of Revolution, New Belgrade, video, 30 min.

Moholy Nagy, Lightplay, 2:23 min.

Norbert Pfaffenbichler, Lotte Schreiber, 36, Sound: Stefan Nemeth, 2 min, (2001).
25 EUR ($31)

Iannis Xenakis, NEG-ALE (1960) (8:08), for piccolo, horn, cello, and percussion with the film Vasarely.
$19.99 per disc  

Takahiko Iimura: Writing with light: White calligraphy.

Sumugan Sivanesan, Hypertension, 3 min.
$50.00 from

Oskar Fischinger, Raumlichtkunst (Space Light Art), (1926).

William Kentridge, Repeat from the Beginning (2008), Sterographic (3D) projection.

Harun Farocki, War at a Distance, (2003), 58 min. format: video, col.,

Harun Farocki, The Creators of the Shopping Worlds, (2001), 72 min. format: video, col.

Hito Steyerl, In Free Fall (2010) 32min.

Mark Lewis, The Moving Image, (2011), Children's Games, Heygate Estate, (2002).

Heinz Emigholz, Schindler's houses, 2min excerpt.

Janet Cardiff and George Miller, The Paradise Institute, installation, 5.1 x 11 x 3m high, 13min (2001).

Marc Napier, Feed, (2003).

Jodi, Text, (2002).

Vuk Cosic, ASCII, (1997/2005).

Norbert Pfaffenbichler, Intermezzo (Notes on Film 04), (2012), 2 min.
25 EUR ($31)

Oskar Schlemmer: Kurt Schwitters Triadisches Ballett.

La Fura dels Baus, since 1984, documentation of multimedia theater and opera productions.

Christoph Schlingensief, A Ready Made Opera, Parcifal, Jeanne D’Arc.

Dumb Type, performance group, Japan, since 1984.

Artur Zmijewski, Democracies, (2009).

Allan Sekula and Noel Burch, The Forgotten Space, (2010). Film essay / Feature documentary, 112 min.

Harun Farocki, Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades, (1995/2006).

Katharina Gruzei, Die ArbeiterInnen verlassen die Fabrik, (2012), 11 min.

Costs of titles with prices above: $3,745
Stan Douglas, Journey to Fear: $50,000
Costs of purchasing the entire list will be significantly higher.  


Rather than provide one-time funding to the Library to purchase the above titles now, the School for Contemporary Arts has indicated that they would prefer to acquire them over time. When possible, films from the original course outline will be purchased, and the cost will be covered out of the existing library budget for Contemporary Arts.  Many of these titles, however, are most likely priced as art works, and may be beyond the reach of the existing budget.