Media Research Group
The Media Research Group is an implicitly interdisciplinary group that supports staff from a wide range of disciplinary fields including — film, video, robotic and sound installation, Film and Media Studies, Filmmaking, Interactive Arts and Creative Multimedia.
- Duration and temporality of the 'still' image
- Sensorial and bodily experience of photography
- Filmmaking materiality in photographic and film practices
- New technologies and the material culture of archives
- Geomedia, mapping and movement in contemporary art and visual culture
- Women in comics and subcultural identities
- National identity through film and popular culture
- Graphic novel and the comic strip
- Horror Cinema in Europe
- Artists and the media
- Photography and objecthood
- Embodiment in film documentary
- Interstices between discursive spaces
- rituals around documentary and portrait photography
- History, memory, and psychological relationship with place
- How the performative process impacts on the interpretation of the artefact in film and/or photography
- Narratives of the domestic in photography and artist book practices
- Bestial metaphor within children's literature
- Multi-sensory and multimodal perception
- Speculative Realism, speculative materialism and object-oriented philosophy
- Repurposing visual, sonic and haptic technologies
- Sound and unsound theory, installation and process
- Wearable technologies and ubiquitous computing
Installation, screening and panel discussion at the Tate Britain.
Edited collection with Mel Gibson (University of Northumbria) and David Huxley (MMU).
Essays on Film, Television, Literature and Video Games by Joan Ormrod (2015)
Edited collection with Matthew Jones (De Montfort University)
Participation in a week long artist's residency.
Forensic, photographic collage for Finding Treblinka project, commissioned by Centre for Archaeology, Staffordshire University, and funded by Rothschild Foundation.
Interactive robotic installation
Research Group Leader
- Louise Adkins
- Dr Sian Bonnell
- Dr Emily Brick
Dept of English
- Jacqueline Butler
Head of Media
- Joe Duffy
Dept of Media
- Sue Fox
Dept of Media
- Dr Jenny Holt
Programme Leader, Filmmaking
- Dr David James
Dept of English
- Alan Jones
Dept of Media
- Dr Helen List
Dept of English
- Dr Gavin MacDonald
Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader, Undergraduate Programmes in Art Theory and Practice
- Johnny Magee
Academic Lead for Recruitment and Admissions, Arts & Humanities
- Richard Page
Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Photography
- Gavin Parry
Dept of Media
School of Art
- David Salter
Programme Leader BA (Hons) Acting
- Jackie Snow
Dept of Art and Performance
- Sylvia Waltering
Dept of Media
Professor of Film
Artistic Director: Film at HOME
- Andrea Zapp
Senior Research Fellow in Media Arts
Exhibitions & Publications
Bonnell, S., 2019. ...on making, Gdansk Gallery of Photography, the National Museum, Gdansk in Poland, 15/3/2019 - 9/6/2019.
Adkins, LB., Duffy, N., Nicolson, M., 2018. 'Extreme Views'., Art Gene Gallery, 11/2018 - 3/2019.
Feuerhelm, B., Christia, N., 2018. The Family Of No Man - Time Capsule, Picter Online Exhibition, 2/7/2018.
Heys, TEB., Goodman, S., 2017. Delphic Panaceas, Zorlu Performing Arts Centre, Istanbul, Turkey, 9/3/2017 - 20/4/2017.
Adkins, LB., 2017. Notes for a Performance (Re) visioning a Smoky Meeting, Tetley Contemporary Art Gallery, 1/9/2017.
Adkins, LB., Duffy, N., Büchler, P., Cass, N., 2017. Notes for a Performance - (Re) visioning Heritage Sites and Archives., The Tetley Centre of Contemporary Art, The Portico Library, Temple Bar Gallery Dublin, Anglia Ruskin Gallery Cambridge, Espai Barra de Ferro, Barcelona, Spain, ARCHIVE, MABB2018, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden., 21/4/2017 - 10/2018.
Heys, TEB., Goodman, S., 2017. PzyK Skan - Nguyen Van Phong. Archive 1955 - 1979, Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, Liverpool, UK, 22/9/2017 - 24/9/2017.
Page, R., 2017. The Dialogue of the Dogs, The Francesca Maffeo Gallery, 13/1/2017 - 25/2/2017.
Heys, TEB., 2017. Undercurrency: Vault 53.3414° N, 1.7921° W, Abandon Normal Devices Festival - Speedwell Cavern, Peak District, 22/9/2017 - 23/9/2017.
Adkins, L.B, 2017. ‘Made in Translation’, Portico Library, Manchester., Feb 2017.
Butler, J., 2018. 'White Island', Various.
Ravetz, A., 2017. 'Creations', 16 minute video about artist Barbara Symmons commissioned by RoaR, RoaR Archive, June 9th 2017 Barrignton Farm Art Barn.
Ravetz, A., Wahl, H., 2017. 'My Recoverist Family', Manchester.
Butler, JA., 2017. 'On Hearing of His Illness', Portman and Tavistock, Freud Museum, Swiss Cottage Library, Touchstones Gallery, Glasgow Women's Library.
Waltering, S., Butler, J., 2017. 'The Mrs Day Collections', Manchester.
Butler, JA., 2017. 'White Island: Horizonflux', various.
Adkins, LB., 2018. 'Notes for a Performance - (Re) Visioning a Smoky Meeting', Temple Bar Gallery & Dublin School of Creative Arts & Media, Dublin Institute of Technology, 5/10/2018.
Heys, T., 2019. 'Sound Pressure: How Speaker Systems Influence, Manipulate and Torture', Rowman and Littlefield International Limited, London, England.
Adkins, LB., Duffy, N., Buchler, P., Cass, DN., Hitchen, J., 2018. 'Notes for a Performance Final Draft: 29 November 2017', Wild Pansy Press - Leeds University.
James, D., Kamin, D., Goodwins, F., 2017. 'Charlie Chaplin's Red Letter Days: At Work with the Comic Genius', Rowman & Littlefield.
Brick, E., 2019. ''When Witches don't fight, we burn!': Relations between women, magic and violence in American Horror Story: Coven'. In unknown yet.
Butler, J., 2018. 'In and Out of Focus: Visualising Loss through the Family Album'. In Picturing the Family Media, Narrative, Memory, Bloomsbury Publishing.
Adkins, L., 2018. 'Notes for a Performance - (Re) visioning a Smoky Meeting'. In PAGES - The Library, Wild Pansy Press - Leeds University.
Brick, E., 2018. 'Spellbound: The Significance of Spellbooks in the depiction of Witchcraft on Screen'. In Miller, C., Van Riper, AB. (eds.) Terrifying Texts: Essays on Books of Good and Evil in Horror Cinema, McFarland.
Macdonald, GE., 2018. 'Traces, tiles and fleeting moments: art and the temporalities of geomedia'. In Gekker, A., Hind, S., Lammes, S., Perkins, C., Wilmott, C., Evans, D. (eds.) Time for mapping : cartographic temporalities, Manchester University Press.
James, D., Colman, F., 2017. ''Military Class: Hearts and Minds on the Domestic Screen''. In Forrest, D., Johnson, B. (eds.) Social class and television drama in contemporary Britain, pp. 75-88, Palgrave Macmillan.
Heys, TEB., Ikoniadou, E., Goodman, S., 2017. 'A Century of Zombie Sound'. In Futures and Fictions, Repeater.
Zapp, A., 2017. 'Conceptual Fashion and Media Research as site-specific Narratives'. In IASDR 2017 Conference Proceedings, IASDR.
List, H., 2017. 'Displaying a Urinal: The Bedfordshire Design as an Object for Appropriation in 1917'. In Fountain 17 Exhibition Catalogue.
Pahl, K., Escott, H., Graham, H., Marwood, K., Pool, S., Ravetz, A., 2017. 'What is the role of artists in interdisciplinary collaborative projects with universities and communities?'. In Valuing Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research: Beyond Impact, pp. 131-152.
Holt, JC., 2019. 'Caught in the Fabric of World'.
Holt, J., 2019. 'Crossing'.
Waltering, S., 2019. 'Here/There'.
Duffy, J., 2019. 'The Lament'.
Holt, J., 2019. 'Uplands'.
Page, R., 2017. 'Looking for Cervantes Losing Velazquez'.
Page, R., 2017. 'The Dialogue of the Dogs'.
Ravetz, A., 2019. 'On Reverie, Collaboration, and Recovery', Collaborative Anthropologies, 10 (1), pp. 45-66.
Hawley, S., 2019. 'War memorial: The Calling Blighty films and remembrance', Media, War & Conflict, 12 (3), pp. 263-280.
Ravetz, A., Gregory, H., 2018. 'Black gold: trustworthiness in artistic research (seen from the sidelines of arts and health)', Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 3-4 (43), pp. 348-371.
Ravetz, J., Ravetz, A., 2017. 'Seeing the wood for the trees: Social Science 3.0 and the role of visual thinking', Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 30 (1), pp. 104-120.
List, H., 2017. 'Walking within Film: Gilbertson and Tait and Insignificant Steps Within landscape', Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, 21 (3), 13.
Adkins, L., 2018. 'Leeds Library 250th Anniversary Conference', Leeds Library 250th Anniversary Conference, Leeds Library & Leeds University, 20/9/2018 - 22/9/2018.
Adkins, LB., 2018. 'Theorem Notes for a Performance - Ten Men Smoking', Theorem, Anglia Ruskin University, 5/7/2018 - 5/7/2018.
Adkins, L., 2017. 'Life on the Outskirts Making Sense of a Creative Life', Life on the Outskirts Making Sense of a Creative Life, The Tetley Centre of Contemporary Art, University of Leeds & Manchester School of Art, 12/10/2017 - 15/11/2017.
Waltering, S., butler, J., 2017. 'Narratives from the Archive', Helsinki Photomedia 2014, Helsinki, 26/3/2017 - 28/3/2014.
List, H., 2017. 'A Dud Metaphor - Page onto Land', Sheffield Hallam University..
Page, R., 2017. 'Breaking New Ground: Photography in the Digital Age', Future Now : Aesthetica Symposium, York University, 26 May 2016.
Ravetz, A., 2017. 'Keynote: Art, Anthropology and the Margins', Ways of doing, Ways of being: artistic practices in and with anthropology, National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon, 9-10 March 2017, in CRIA – Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia..
Zapp, A., 2017. 'Conceptual Fashion and Media Research as site-specific Narratives', International Design Conference IASDR, University of Cincinnati.
Theses and Dissertations
Macdonald, A., 2019. 'Acts of Holding: Dance, Time and Loss'.