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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Christian Dymond

Christian

Research - Film Studies PhD

Email: c.dymond@qmul.ac.uk

Profile

My project is on plants, bacteria, and fungi in cinema.

Supervisors: James Harvey, Libby Saxton and Anat Pick

Research

Research Interests:

  • early cinema
  • scientific cinema
  • artists' moving image
  • critical animal studies
  • critical plant studies
  • plant ethics

Publications

(2022) ‘How to Look at Plants?’, in Expanded Nature: Ecologies of Experimental Cinema, eds. Elio Della Noce and Lucas Murari (Light Cone: Paris). (Forthcoming)

(2021) ‘New Growth: To Film Like a Plant’, Ecocene, Vol. 2, Issue 1 (June). Pp. 32-50. <https://doi.org/10.46863/ecocene.20>

(2021) ‘Plant-Filming: Re-viewing Vegetality’, Millennium Film Journal, No. 73 (Spring 2021). Pp. 28-39.

(2020) 'James Leo Cahill, Zoological Surrealism: The Nonhuman Cinema of Jean Painlevé, Screen, Vol. 61, Issue 2 (Summer 2020). Pp. 325-338. <https://academic.oup.com/screen/article-abstract/61/2/325/5860177?redirectedFrom=fulltext>

 (2019) 'A short guide to the contemporary Canadian avant-garde', [Online], Mapping Contemporary Cinema <http://www.mcc.sllf.qmul.ac.uk/?p=2048>

 

Public Engagement

(2019), Canadian Diary Films: Films by Kelley Dong, Angelina Battais, Alexandre Galmard, and Isiah Medina at Deptford Cinema, London.

(2019), Idizwadidiz - Isiah Medina: Four films by Isiah Medina at Close-Up Film Centre, London.

(2019), Larry Gottheim and Friends: World premiere of Larry Gottheim's Knot/Not (2019) plus some films by artists who are friends with Gottheim.

(2017), Larry Gottheim Retrospective: Tour of a retrospective of Larry Gottheim's films around the UK plus the world premiere of Gottheim's Chants and Dances for Hand (2017).

(2017), The Weather Diaries - George Kuchar: Tour of George Kuchar's Weather Diary series around the UK.

(2017), Cinema 25: Started and ran a small cinema in Manchester focusing on contemporary experimental films. 

(2016), La Région Centrale - Michael Snow: A film by Michael Snow at Close-Up Film Centre, London.