Film and the Other Arts: Intermediality, Medium Specificity, Creativity International Research Network
This international research network aims to offer a stimulus for new directions in the study of cinematic intermediality, opening up new areas of research and new creative pathways.
Principal Investigator: Prof. Marion Schmid (University of Edinburgh)
Co-Investigator: Dr Kim Knowles (University of Aberystwyth)
Project Partners: LUX Center for the Moving Image, Filmhouse Edinburgh, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
This international research network aims to offer a stimulus for new directions in the study of cinematic intermediality, opening up new areas of research and new creative pathways. It intends to foster dialogue and exchange between researchers from different Humanities disciplines (Film and Media Studies, Media Arts and Design, History of Art, Theatre and Performance, Modern Languages) and practitioners through a series of workshops and related knowledge exchange/ impact events. The project brings together an international team of researchers and artists from France, Belgium, Austria, Romania, and the UK.
Four workshops hosted by the Universities of Aberystwyth, Cambridge, Edinburgh and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, will examine the manifold ways in which the cinema references, incorporates and reframes other artistic practices, initiating fusions and cross-overs between different media. Particular emphasis will be given to the permeability between cinema and the other arts in avant-garde and experimental practice and its legacy in mainstream film, as well as to the role of technology in forging new connections between film and the other arts.
The border-crossings between cinema and the other arts that are at the centre of the project allow us to revisit questions regarding the specificity of the cinematic medium that are all the more pressing in our digital, ‘post-media’ age. By engaging researchers and practitioners in dialogue, the network seeks to broaden the traditional horizon of film studies, fostering a better understanding of the ways in which cinema is shaped by the other arts and providing a platform for reflecting on film’s status as an ‘impure’ medium where different art forms intersect and communicate.
This project is funded by an AHRC Research Network Grant (2015-2017).
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