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 - David Salter

Media Research Hub

The Media Research Hub 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.

Research Areas

  • 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

Recent Projects

Installation, screening and panel discussion at the Tate Britain.

Edited collection with Mel Gibson (University of Northumbria) and David Huxley (MMU).

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


Exhibitions & Publications


Waltering, S., Butler, J., 2022. 'The Mrs Day Collections', Manchester.


Caduff, C., Fox, S., 2022. 'Making Dying and Death Public. New Practices and Discourses in Literature, Art, Film and the Internet 2010-2020 (Sterben und Tod öffentlich gestalten Neue Praktiken und Diskurse in Literatur, Kunst, Film und Internet 2010-2020).', Fink Verlag.

Paquette, C., Kleinfelder, K., Miles, C., May, K., Fox, S., 2021. 'Art and the Dynamics of Circulation, Suppression, and Censorship', Bloomsbury NY.

Fox, S., Voigt, K., 2020. 'Eine neue Sichtbarkeit des Sterbens in der Architektur | Spaces for the Dying. On a New Visibility of Dying in Architectural Design', Sterbeorte. Academic Publishing Bielefeld, GermanySterbeorte. Academic Publishing Bielefeld, Germany.

Book Chapters

Ravetz, A., 2021. 'From documenting culture to experimenting with cultural phenomena: Using fine art pedagogies with visual anthropology students'. In Creativity and Cultural Improvisation, pp. 247-265.

Ravetz, A., Kettle, A., Felcey, H., 2020. 'In the Bee Hive: Valuing Craft in the Creative Industries'. In Blain, M., Minors, HJ. (eds.) Artistic Research in Performance through Collaboration, Palgrave.

Brick, E., 2020. 'Monsters'. In Monsters: A Companion, Peter Lang UK.


Waltering, S., 2022. 'Here/There'.

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Holt, J., 2020. 'The Great Bear'.

Journal Articles

Brannon, L., Gold, L., Magee, J., Walton, G., 2022. 'The Potential of Interactivity and Gamification Within Immersive Journalism & Interactive Documentary (I-Docs) to Explore Climate Change Literacy and Inoculate Against Misinformation', Journalism Practice, 16 (2-3), pp. 334-364.

Grimshaw, A., Ravetz, A., 2021. 'Desenhar com uma câmera? Filme etnográfico e antropologia transformadora', GIS - Gesto, Imagem e Som - Revista de Antropologia, 6 (1).

Holt, J., 2021. 'Designing filmmaking: Shaping first-year curriculum for transition, progression and effective collaboration', Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 20 (2), pp. 185-200.

Allen, V., Duffy, J., Scally, G., 2020. '<i>Cilliní</i>: (Re)addressing the past in the present', Scene, 8 (1-2), pp. 175-193.

Roy, A., Ravetz, A., Prest, M., 2020. 'Unsettling Narrative(s): Film Making as an Anthropological Lens on an Artist-Led Project Exploring LGBT Recovery from Substance Use', Anthropological Notebooks, 26 (1), pp. 33-54.

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles

List, H., 2021. 'Environmental Humanities and Theologies: Ecoculture, Literature and the Bible', Green Letters, 25 (2), pp. 207-210.

Conference Papers

Holt, J., 2021. ''Rainforest restoration in the Scottish Highlands: practice-led film research', eco-media lll, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Holt, J., 2021. 'Audio-visual criticality: video essay as a tool to address diverse educational needs of filmmaking students', Media Education Summit, University of Leeds.

Holt, J., Baron, R., 2021. 'Imagined Village: a virtual creative collaboration between film students in the UK and the USA', GLAD Higher Education conference: Responding-Reframing-Rethinking, Nottingham Trent University.

Holt, J., 2020. 'New narratives of labour and landscape in rural Northamptonshire: The Great Bear', Art and the Rural Imagination Conference, Arts University Bournemouth.

Holt, J., 2020. 'The Great Bear and research in farming poetics', Working Together symposium on artistic research, Swedish Research Council, Stockholm.