SESSION 4: Wednesday 25th January 2023, 15:30-17:00 (GMT) – link to join
Filming the non-human by Catherine Gough-Brady (Head of Postgraduate Studies at JMC Academy in Australia, and is an associate editor of Screenworks).
Dr. Catherine Gough-Brady is exploring ways to film the non-human. This includes filming a river system during a drought and attempting to capture a sense of place in the film. More recently Gough-Brady has been wondering what would happen if she interviewed the place, rather than observed it, and how this would change the way she films and edits the material. This work is leading to a larger project where she intends to film in an urban park and meld the stories of the people, the plants, the water, the sky and the animals, to combine rather than separate nature and culture.
Gough-Brady will talk about how her practice interacts with research and theory, and how her practice forms part of the post-humanist, feminist and decolonising discussions in filmmaking, including on scale, the act of listening, methodology and precarity.