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Pavel Prokopic

Dr

  • Room 01.008 - 9 University Square

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

20192019

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Research Focus

My research focuses on developing new methods of working with film performance and discovering novel approaches to film narrative and aesthetics, especially through innovative cinematographic and production techniques.

Research Interests

Film performance

Art cinema

Fiction Storytelling and Direction

Experimental film

Cinematography

Film philosophy 

Practice-as-research

Affect theory 

Celluloid and Digital Film Processes

Semiotics

 

 

 

Research Statement

My research in Affective Cinema seeks to expand the potential of cinema by experimenting with the production of affective significance, combining elements of cinematography, performance and unpredictable events in reality. Affective significance is an audio-visual meaning that is located outside of language and rational meaning; it is a meaning that is felt before it can be thought. Affective significance is a new, original concept that synthesises some key aspects of film theory and philosophy, and by applying and exploring them through practice, creates a unique piece of film work, while generating new knowledge directly through practice that would be inaccessible to theoretical study alone. 

The research has resulted in 12 diverse short films, entitled Affective Signs, each exploring a different side of affective significance, and together forming a feature-length film structure.

The project has been presented as a multi-screen installation at FACT during the Liverpool Biennial, as a culmination of my six-month residency at FACT – an AHRC-funded extension to my PhD. The project has also been shown and presented at a variety of exhibitions and conferences around the UK. Project trailer: https://vimeo.com/318277766

Teaching

Film practice, theory and Cinematography

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Research Output

Open Access
  • Prizes

    The Best Conference Installation

    Prokopic, Pavel (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    The Inaugural Award in Creative Media Research

    Prokopic, Pavel (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    • 2 Participation in Festival/Exhibition
    • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar

    Screen Culture Festival

    Pavel Prokopic (Member of programme committee)

    30 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

    Affective Cinema Public Lecture

    Pavel Prokopic (Invited speaker)

    Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    Story Image Festival

    Pavel Prokopic (Chair)

    24 Aug 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

    The 2nd Sidney Nolan Trust Residency

    Pavel Prokopic (Participant)

    25 Jun 201830 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    The Visual Research Network 2018 Creative Image Residency Conference, University of Manchester

    Pavel Prokopic (Organiser)

    21 Sep 201827 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference