The Audiovisual Essay

This recording comes from a conversation between frequent collaborators Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López moderated by video essayist Catherine Grant, reflecting on the audiovisual essay.

Cristina Álvarez López is critic and audiovisual artist based in Vilassar de Mar. She is co-founder of the Spanish online film journal Transit: Cine y otros desvíos, and her criticism and audiovisual essays have also appeared in Fandor Keyframe, MUBI Notebook, Shangri-la, LOLA, Contrapicado,Lumière, Blogs & Docs, La Fuga, De Filmkrant and books on Chantal Akerman, Bong Joon-ho, Philippe Garrel and Paul Schrader.

Adrian Martin is Adjunct Associate Professor of Film and Screen Studies at Monash University (Australia), and lives in Vilassar de Mar as a freelance writer and audiovisual artist. He is the author of seven books, the most recent being Mise en scène and Film Style: From Classical Hollywood to New Media Art (Palgrave). His regular columns appear in Caiman and De Filmkrant. He is co-editor of LOLA journal, and of the book Movie Mutations (BFI, 2003).

Catherine Grant teaches and researches film studies at the University of Sussex (UK). A prolific video essayist as well as a pioneering publisher and curator of such works (including at Film Studies For Free and Audiovisualcy), she is founding co-editor of the first peer-reviewed publication for audiovisual essays on film and media studies topics, [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies, which was awarded the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award of Distinction for 2015.

Below are links to the films shown during the session:

Roman Polanski: A Cinema of Invasion (16 mins, 2016) by Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López: https://youtu.be/9OI6cmz2ULo

A Season in Hell (4 mins 8 secs, 2015) by Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López:  https://vimeo.com/137153972

Queer Godard (12 mins, 2016) by Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaWmkva0T2Q

Shapes of Rage (7 mins 20 secs, 2015) by Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López:  https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/shapes-of-rage

Haunted Memory: The Cinema of Víctor Erice (13 mins, 2016) by Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTuVd7Ygoiw

Death-Drive: The Girl on a Motorcycle (5 mins 40 secs, 2016): https://vimeo.com/184668249

 

 

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