Silke Panse’s research is mostly on documentary moving images in diverse manifestations with a current focus is on eco-aesthetics, materialisms and realisms. She was the co-investigator of the AHRC-funded Screening Nature Network (2013-14) and is working on the monograph An Ontology of Documentary Eco-aesthetics: Protagonists between Realisms and Materialisms. She has published ‘Ten Skies, 13 Lakes, 15 Pools’ about James Benning’s films in Screening Nature: Cinema Beyond the Human (2013) and will contribute the chapter ‘The World is not out of the Woods’ on Benning’s two cabin installation for a collection for Edinburgh University Press. She has written about the documentary protagonists’ material labour of aesthetics in A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film (2015) and about their immaterial labour in Marx at the Movies (2014). Silke is the co-editor of A Critique of Judgment in Film and Television (2014) which includes her chapter ‘The Judging Spectator in the Image.’ She is currently writing the article ‘The Material of Athleticism: Werner Herzog’s Documentaries, Deleuze and Bergson’ for Deleuze Studies in development of her monograph Herzog, Deleuze and Documentary. She also makes one shot videos.
Reader in Film, Art & Photography, Silke Panse has co-organised the conference ‘Has Documentary Failed?’ which she also presented on. The conference took place on Saturday 15 December at the Birbeck Institute for the Moving Image.
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Documentary has often been lauded for its ability to educate, transform, provoke, and mobilise. High …