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Tektology, Russian constructivism, and Man with a Movie Camera

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dc.contributor.author MacKenzie, Melody A.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-27T17:24:50Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-27T17:24:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008-08-27T17:24:50Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1089
dc.description.abstract The Constructivists wholeheartedly endorsed the future of Soviet socialism and they took a leading role in shaping proletarian ideology. Drawing on Bogdanov’s theories of tektology and proletarian art, the Constructivists synthesized their artistic vision with the proletarian cultural movement. The Constructivists’ desire to organize the collective as “worker-organizers” through “production” art was indebted to Bogdanov. In this regard, Constructivist work during the laboratory phase is paramount for understanding the role that Bogdanov’s tektology played in the development of Constructivist theory. In 1929, Dziga Vertov produced Man with a Movie Camera, and an analysis of tektological methods used in this film reveal Vertov’s ideological motivations. It is on this basis – building ideology – that tektology furnished a viable solution to the Constructivist pursuit of uniting the theoretical and the practical in their art. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Russian Film en_US
dc.subject Russian Studies en_US
dc.subject Alexandr Bogdanov en_US
dc.subject Proletkult en_US
dc.subject Alexandr Rodchenko en_US
dc.subject Dziga Vertov en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Communication and the Arts::Art--History en_US
dc.title Tektology, Russian constructivism, and Man with a Movie Camera en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Antliff, Allan
dc.degree.department Dept. of History in Art en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US


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