The Center for Advanced Film Studies Cinepoetics examines how film images interact with other film images, how they emerge from other images and constantly produce new film images. That is to say, it researches the theoretical conditions and historical peculiarities of audiovisual discursivity.
Films do not illustrate the reality that surrounds us–and not the world as it ‘really’ is, and not the way in which it is given once and for all to the individual person. Rather, they are media that make it possible for an undefinable plurality of all possible people to manufacture a common world, a shared sensation for the communal world. Film images are therefore media of manufacturing a sensed, physical experience of the world, which is shared by a wide variety of people with widely divergent ranges of experience, desires, and intentions, and which is apportioned and conveyed among them in order for the feeling of a common world to emerge.