Catherine Grant

Crossing Borders 2016 | 4 October - 7 - 8:30pm | Kinesthetic Communications: Thinking (and 'Writing') about Cinema with Rhythm And Timing
In this talk, Catherine will explore ideas around embodied viewing and material forms of thinking from her perspective as a cinema scholar and video remix practitioner. She will show and discuss some short videos that, in their re-editing of sequences from existing films, experiment with as well as study notions of sensuous proximity, contiguity or contact in the perception of moving images and sounds - including what theorist Laura U. Marks has called 'hapticity'.


Catherine Grant teaches and researches Film Studies at the University of Sussex. She established (and continues to curate for) the open access campaigning website Film Studies For Free, and the Audiovisualcy video group, and is also founding editor of the academic digital publishing platform REFRAME. She is also part of the programming group of the annual Essay Film Festival (ICA/Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image).
Grant has published widely on theories and practices of film authorship and intertextuality, and has edited volumes on world cinema, Latin American cinema, digital film and media studies, and the audiovisual essay. A relatively early and prolific adopter of the online short video form, she is founding co-editor of [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies. This peer-reviewed publication was awarded the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award of Distinction for 2015.