The project Video Essay: Futures of Audiovisual Research and Teaching investigates the potential of video essays and videographic practices in media, cultural, science, and technology studies as
- a new approach in hybrid academic teaching
- a new form of scientific publication in the digital age
- a new research apparatus and epistemological laboratory
Video essays turn sound and images into critical devices which reflect upon their own function, production, and implications. In doing so video essays combine the analytical with the aesthetic, scientific methods with artistic practice. Not only do they address phenomena at the intersection of different discourses and disciplines in a new way but they themselves are new epistemological objects we have to analyze.
The project is part of the «Visual Narrative Research Group» at the Lucerne School of Art and Design, in collaboration with the University of Zurich, and is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).