Dr Deniz Johns

Lecturer in Film Practice

Research Overview

I am a practice-based researcher, specialising in critical film/video practices in Experimental and Expanded Cinema, and my research interests extend to political aesthetics in contemporary artists' moving image. A key area of my research has been political aesthetics of experimental film-British Structural/Materialist film in particular- and its relation to Marxist political and aesthetic theory. My current research considers the representation of the oppressed, and the power relations between film and its viewer. My interdisciplinary background in literature, linguistics and performing arts influences my research in film, and I’m always keen to collaborate with artists and researchers in those fields.