This practice-led research in cinema deals with anthropological aspects of infinite regression and the cinematic self, filmmaking as therapy and autobiography, and film as a cinematic database medium. The verbal animal is becoming a cinematic animal through the influences of cinematic processes on Homo Sapiens’ sub-symbolic drives. This claim will be derived from an analogy of the relationship between syntactic recursion and primal drives, just as Paulo Virno structures it on the hierarchical stratification created by infinite regression. The research consists of three parts: theoretical angles, analysis of autobiography in cinema and visual arts, and a feature-length autobiographical hybrid film project with the title The last DV film.
PhD supervisors: Patricia Pisters (UvA), Laurent van Lankert (AHK)