Artist's Talk: Judith Aston
Documentary theorist Judith Aston will be visiting the annual End of Year Exhibition by the Department of Cinema and Digital Media giving an artist’s talk titled "The Evolving Practices of Interactive/ Open Space Documentary"at Faculty of Communication screening room(K-104) on 23rd of May at 4 pm.
Judith Aston is a multimedia professional with a passion for live cinema, interactive documentary and digitally expanded film-making. She holds a PhD in Film/Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art and a Masters degree in Geography/Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. She is Co-Founder of i-Docs.org and an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She works across academia and industry, balancing her work as a Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking with Practice-led research conducted through the University's Digital Cultures Research Centre. Her work explores new ways to convey ideas and experiences at the intersection between immersive filmmaking, live participation and creative technology. She also produces and directs, most recently for live multimedia events such as The Russian Winter and the Bristol Proms, and for her Theatre Within a Theatre immersive film installation. Her work is very much linked to her teaching and she has extensive experience of working with undergraduates, masters and PhD students, as well as innovating within the curriculum.