Adam Freeman

University of Kent

Project title: Representing Contemporary Place and Space in Essayistic Film Practice

The initial research question How can an experimental film practice be used as a tool for the representation of contemporary space? proposes to explore the relationship between experimental moving image and depictions of place, landscape and city. The study further asks how the application of the essay form in a film practice may function as a key principle for examining the complexity of place through filmic exploration, in turn inquiring how the form can contribute to our understanding of the spaces of the world and a sense of place.

Supervised by Maurizio Cinquegrani and Virginia Pitts.

About me

I am from Birmingham, lived in London for many years and now live in St Leonards on Sea. I have a BA in Visual Communication (Photography) and an MA in Fine Art. My research continues somewhat from previous postgraduate research into virtual and real topographies and representations of utopian space.

Research Interests

Experimental and avant-garde film; representations of city, place, and space in moving image; the essay film; film practice; landscape theory and urban studies; mobilities and globalisation; travel and film.