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Lucia King

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20152018

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Research interests

o   Cosmopolitanism

o   Futurism; utopias, anti-utopias, fictions of the (im)possible

o   Postcolonial film and art criticism

o   Film as artists' practice

o   Ethics and Social Justice in the arts

o   Collaborative research and production processes

Scholarly biography

Dr King is a documentary filmmaker and maker of video installation artworks. She has an extensive track record of self-authored and collaborative projects produced in India and across Europe. Her projects are primarily distributed in art gallery contexts and independent film festivals. Her PhD (obtained from SOAS, University of London) and current research explores the methodologies of contemporary documentary and artist-filmmaking in India and South Asia (1991-2012), investigating the historical legacies and contexts of their local and international distribution.

She is also Founding Curator of VisionMix, a network of leading filmmakers, scholars and arts programmers based in India and Europe. Its mission is to generate workshops, develop publications and deliver public screenings in the field of  ‘artists moving image’, experimental documentary and photography. The network forges transnational dialogue on film practice, practitioner movements, media activism, audiences and patronage systems in the global South and in Europe

Research interests

Areas of Research Expertise

o   New forms of film and media theory that are responsive to culturally diverse perspectives

o   Emerging international trends in cinematography

o   Contemporary cinema in Asia

o   Modes of political resistance reflected in film aesthetics

o   The impact of patronage on film authorship.

     Theories and practice of documenting performance on screen

o   Transnational cinema

o   European avant-garde and artists’ cinemas

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, SOAS University of London

27 Sep 20081 Sep 2012

Award Date: 15 Mar 2013

6 Jan 19901 Jul 1992

Award Date: 1 Jul 1992

Bachelor

12 Sep 198520 Jul 1988

Award Date: 20 Jul 1988

External positions

Founder Director VisionMix network

1 Oct 2014 → …

Keywords

  • NX Arts in general
  • Film, Fine Art, Painting
  • Transnationalism

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