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Dovey, Lindiwe (2023) 'Intermediality in Academia: Creative Research through Film.' Arts, 12 (4). p. 169.

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This article provides an overview of the recent flourishing of research and pedagogy in higher education that seeks a greater rapprochement between criticism and creativity, bringing together diverse media, disciplines, and modes of knowledge production and expression. It focuses on transformations in film and screen studies and on the ethical and aesthetic possibilities of conducting creative, intermedial research through filmmaking, drawing on the author’s recent, first-hand experiences of conducting such research through her making of two films about the African women filmmakers Judy Kibinge (from Kenya) and Bongiwe Selane (from South Africa). The author gives specific examples from her filmmaking process to show how she has attempted to unsettle the generic space between documentary filmmaking, curatorial practice, and video-essay making to engage in a collaborative research practice with Kibinge, Selane, and their communities, as well as her research teams. Grounding itself in a decolonial feminist framework, this article draws on the perspectives of a wide range of thinkers and filmmaker scholars to explore ways in which the colonial, patriarchal values that have haunted many academic institutions can be reformed to allow for the envisioning of new futures that will lead to a more self-reflexive, socially just higher education environment.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: This article belongs to the Special Issue A Comparative Study of Media in Contemporary Visual Art.
Keywords: intermediality; creative research; filmmaking; decolonising; feminism; higher education
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts
Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Centre for Creative Industries, Media, and Screen Studies (CCIMSS)
ISSN: 20760752
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Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2023 18:54
Funders: European Union

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