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Tereza Stehlíková

PhD Work

My practice-based PhD research focuses on introducing the viewer’s body into the experience of moving image through evoking tactility (or the body sense) by audiovisual means. Originally inspired by the tactile research and filmmaking practice of Jan Švankmajer and the writing of academics like Laura U Marks, Jennifer M Barker and Guiliana Bruno, I develop my own unique methods for stimulating embodied memories and triggering associations in the medium of moving image, in order to offer a multi-sensory experience to the viewer/participant. The practical outcomes of my research consist of short films, a site-specific multimedia installation and a lexicon of tactile evocation in moving image.


Info

  • PhD

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    Animation, 2008–2012

  • My practice-based PhD research focuses on introducing the viewer’s body into the experience of moving image through evoking tactility (or the body sense) by audiovisual means. Originally inspired by the tactile research and filmmaking practice of Jan Švankmajer and the writing of academics like Laura U Marks, Jennifer M Barker and Guiliana Bruno, I develop my own unique methods for stimulating embodied memories and triggering associations in the medium of moving image, in order to offer a multi-sensory experience to the viewer/participant. The practical outcomes of my research consist of short films, a site-specific multimedia installation and a lexicon of tactile evocation in moving image.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Illustration, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 1998; Foundation Art and Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 1995
  • Experience

  • Lecturer, University of Westminster, 2007 to present; Lecturer, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, 2009–11; Filmmaker/animator, Polygon Arts, London, 2010–11; Editor, Artesian Magazine, London, 2008–11
  • Exhibitions

  • Just Under the Surface, Crypt Gallery, London, 2011; Interior: Constellations, Kingsgate Gallery, London, 2010; Sensory Strata, Pages of Hackney, London, 2010