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Cinepoetics hosts two scholarship holders of DFG and DAAD

Marshall Brown

Marshall Brown

Steffen Hven

Steffen Hven

News from May 04, 2021

In collaboration with Cinepoetics, two researchers have procured scholarships that will allow them to develop their respective work. Marshall Brown, practicing artist and professor of architecture at Princeton University, participates in the program "Study Visits for Academics - Artistic Disciplines and Architecture" by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Steffen Hven, film and media scholar previously associated with the University of Chicago, has been awarded the return grant by the German Research Foundation (DFG). We are pleased to be their host institution during the summer term and discuss our research focus on fictional worlds.

The artist-in-residence program at Cinepoetics will allow Brown to work outside of architectural and urbanist frameworks, focusing on the technical and theoretical aspects of his project: "I will work on the development of a series of scenariograms – experimental documentary style videos that construct histories of the future." These short, high impact videos will explore cinematic thinking as an aesthetic mode of historical experience, extending from the theories and practices of Sergei M. Eisenstein.

Hven will further develop his research on his current project, "The Atmospheric Worlds of Cinema." This project is related to the forthcoming publication "Enacting the Worlds of Cinema," which explores narratology, media philosophy, and theories of embodiment. About his work’s relation to Cinepoetics, Hven says: "I am very pleased (…) for being able to work at what I believe to be one of the most interesting research centres for advanced film studies worldwide. I am particularly drawn to the centre’s commitment of anchoring the formal-aesthetic aspects of cinema in the medium’s affective modes of communication."

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