Video essays and videographic scholarship are increasingly visible in a variety of contexts: digital humanities and artistic research; commercial media, cinema, and video art; social media and community-building projects. This two-day symposium will focus on the creative possibilities of this form, and how different contexts provide different conditions for the fusion of research and creative expression.
A gathering of leading practitioners from diverse backgrounds are invited to share the methods they have devised to find insights and aesthetic expressions by working with video essays. Their presentations will offer practical case studies and serve as a basis for more theoretical understandings of what the video essay can afford research and artistic practices.
Presented by Prof. Kevin B. Lee and Prof. Christoph Dreher.