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Disputas: Andreas Bunte – Library for A-Scientific Film

Research fellow Andreas Bunte from the Academy Fine Art at The National Academy of the Arts in Oslo, will defend his research project “Library for A-Scientific Film".

Over the past years Andreas Bunte has worked within the format of short experimental film and film installation. At the heart of his practice lies an interest in the interplay between technology, architecture and the body and how this interplay is reflected in our physical environment.

His research project the Library for A-Scientific Film investigates a highly specialised film genre, the so-called scientific research film, as a format for artistic production. The passing of a grain of sand through a sieve, the currents of a riverbed, the ideal human somersault: These are typical subject matters of the scientific motion studies produced by the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF). Until 2011, the IWF produced thousands of scientific research films to create a large archive of scientific films. These were to respond to pressing research question of the present, but also offer answers to questions which may arise in the future. Within the framework of his three-year research period as a fellow of the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme at the Academy of Fine Art in Oslo, Andreas Bunte has produced a number of films appropriating aspects of the explicitly anti-narrative method of filmmaking that the genre has generated.

Assessment Committee

Dr. Renate Lorenz, leder
Dr. Thomas Elsaesser
Florian Wüst