Interview with NWCDTP PhD researcher, the film maker, Pavel Prokopic


North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP)

  1. What’s your PhD focused on?

My PhD focuses on creating film structures, which I call Affective Signs, that combine unpredictable moments in reality, nuances of performance and elements of cinematic style, in order to dislocate narrative and give rise to what I refer to as ‘affective significance’. Affective significance is an audio-visual meaning that is located outside of language, knowledge and communication – a meaning that is felt before it can be thought. Affective significance is produced by the Affective Sign in a constant, overtonal (discordant) resonance between Affect and Sign in the moving-still structure of film. For film can be thought of as being simultaneously moving and still: film is a still structure (a series of static frames), permanent and re-playable, opening up to reading and interpretation as text, yet has the ability to capture echoes of the movement of the real, through its indexical, mechanical, non-human access to…

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