PEEK Projects (Ongoing)

Program for Arts-based Research (Austrian Science Fund/FWF)

Dancing with the Nonhuman: An Aesthetics of Encounter. Project leader: Dr. Petra Gemeinboeck (Director of the Creative Robotics Lab at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia). Duration: June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2022. Collaborators: Rob Saunders, Rochelle Haley, Roos van Berkel, Marie-Claude Poulin.

PEEK Projects (Completed)

Program for Arts-based Research (Austrian Science Fund/FWF)

Originalcopy: Post-digital Strategies of Appropriation (20162020), Michael Kargl and Franz Thalmair.

Reset the Apparatus! Retrograde Technicity in Artistic Photographic and Cinematic Practices (20162019. Project leader: Edgar Lissel, collaborators: Nina Jukić and Gabriele Jutz.

THIS BABY DOLL WILL BE A JUNKIE (TBDWBAJ) (20132018), Ulrike Möntmann and Nina Glockner.

Further Projects (Completed)

Mag. Sandra Ladwig, research collaboration with the Austrian Academy of Sciences in the context of her dissertation: Freizeit als Phänomen der Moderne im österreichischen Amateurfilm der 1920er bis 1980er Jahre. Supervisor: Prof. Gabriele Jutz. Funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, “Doing Amateur Film. Social and Aesthetic Practices in Austrian Amateur Films between the 1920s and the 1980s” (2016–2019).


National Research Projects (Ongoing)

Elise Richter Program for Arts-based Research (Austrian Science Fund/FWF/Elise Richter PEEK) Situating Cinesonics. Materialities of Sound in Audiovisual Art Acts. Project leader: Kristina Pia Hofer, April 1, 2020 to August 31, 2023.

Hertha Firnberg Program for Post-docs (Austrian Science Fund/FWF)
The Remediation of Nation. Applicant: Birgit Haberpeuntner. Application submitted in December 2020 (in appraisal). Co-applicant: Gabriele Jutz.

Since 2017, cooperation with the Austrian Film Museum has been established. It provides selected collections (photos, posters, documents as well as film and cinema equipment) for university research. The aim is to work on under-researched collections and to carry out substantial research work in the contexts of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral theses.

International Research Projects (Ongoing)

Since 2020, the Department of Media Theory (Gabriele Jutz) has cooperated as a partner with “Ecstatic Truth,” an international research network (founded in 2016) that  organizes an annual symposium exploring the interface between animation and documentary, with a particular interest in questions raised by experimental and practical perspectives. Organizers: Birgitta Hosea, Animation Research Centre, UCA Farnham; UK; Pedro Serrazina, Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon, Portugal; Tereza Stehlikova, CREAM, University of Westminster, UK.

Since 2021, the Department of Media Theory (Gabriele Jutz) has cooperated as a partner with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne in the research project “Moving in Every Direction. Künstlerische Forschung als Beitrag zur Entwicklung aktueller Raumkonfigurationen für das bewegte Bild.” The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (project leader: Fred Truniger, University of Applied Arts and Sciences Lucerne, Switzerland). Dates: January 1, 2021–December 31, 2023.

International Research Projects (Completed)

Film and the Other Arts: Intermediality, Medium Specificity, Creativity (2015–2017), funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Principal Investigator: Marion Schmid (University of Edinburgh); Co-Investigator: Kim Knowles (University of Aberystwyth). This research project explored new directions for the study of cinematic intermediality, focusing on the ways in which the moving image is shaped and revitalized by artistic cross-fertilization. Particular emphasis was given to the avant-garde and experimental practice, as well as to the role of technology in forging fresh connections between film and the other arts. The network brought together artists and researchers across the Humanities. Participating Universities: University of Edinburgh (Scotland), University of Aberystwyth (GB), University of Cambridge (GB), University of Applied Arts Vienna (Austria). One of the outcomes is the book Cinematic Intermediality: Theory and Practice, edited by Kim Knowles and Marion Schmid. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2021.