Film studies in the groove? Rhythmising perception in Carnal Locomotive

Vivian Sobchack: As a phenomenologist, I very often, although certainly not always, begin with my own specific experience as I start thinking and writing something. And then I generalize these specifics as larger structures of experience. […E]ven when I’m in first person mode, I leave ‘me’ (in the egological sense) to look at the structure […]

The audiovisual essay as art practice

At a recent one-day conference at the University Of East Anglia (19 May 2015) devoted to the audiovisual essay in the contexts of university teaching, research, and research-led teaching, the final paper by art historian Nick Warr was provocatively titled ‘The Elephant in the Room: The Critical Relationship Between Video Art and the Video Essay’. […]

Introduction to the audiovisual essay: A child of two mothers

by Cristina Álvarez López & Adrian Martin The audiovisual essay is not a strict genre or a delimited form – it is the name for a burgeoning field of inquiry, research, and experimentation within academia and also beyond it; the expression of critical, analytical, and theoretical work using the resources of audiovisuality – images and […]