Jocelyn Cammack

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  • My research focuses on the discrepancies and correspondences between what we see and what we think we see when viewing images that are not readily resolvable into a single, reliable interpretation. As a filmmaker, my interest is in the potential use of visual / optical cinematic devices to provoke a state of uncertainty in the viewer, from which to sub-sequently direct their experience. The particular phenomenon of ‘seeing-as’ — a form of imaginative perception — is invest-igated from both a phenomenological and a neurological perspective, partly through an MRI study in collaboration with the Department of Visual Neuroscience at Imperial College London.

  • Previous degrees

  • BSc (Hons), Physiology and Zoology, University of Sheffield, 1982; MA, Film Direction, Leeds Metropolitan University, 1998
  • Experiences

  • Director/filmmaker, BBC, Channel 4, Arté, ACE, 1998-present; Director/co-prodcuer, Redbird Productions for BBC, London, 2008-9; Visiting lecturer (film and film production), Sheffield Hallam Unversity, Kingston University, 2005-present
  • Exhibitions

  • AFI-Discovery Silverdocs Documentary Festival, Washington DC, USA, 2009; Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver, 2010; Femina International Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, 2010
  • Awards

  • Arts & Humanities Research Council Scholarship, 2007-9; The Wellcome Trust Broadcast Development Award, 2009; Grand prize, Best Film, Femina Internatinal Film Festival, Brazil, 2010
Royal College of Art Royal College
of Art Graduate

25 June –
5 July 2015

Royal College
of Art Graduate