Christina Zimmermann – Associated Researcher

Christina Zimmermann is a film scholar and filmmaker. In her work as author/director she explores the aesthetic impact of media narration in fictional as well as documentary media, combining classical dramaturgical knowledge with recent philosophical and psychological conceptualization. Among her credits as a screenwriter is the award-winning puppet animation “Lovesick” by Slovenian filmmaker Spela Cadez. Her audiovisual work is usually produced internationally and in close collaboration with local artists.

Christina holds a PhD in Art and Design/Fine Art/Media Art from Bauhaus-University Weimar, a Diploma in Audiovisual Media from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and a Teaching Degree for Secondary Schools from the University of Kassel (German Literature and Fine Arts).

Her research’s main areas of focus are transcultural aesthetic experience, the history of media philosophy and the metamorphosis of narrative constellations during the development process (theatre, art, film).

Her PhD thesis on “Ambiguity in Contemporary Cinema” (2016) has been awarded with Distinction. Currently she is preparing her next research project on Siegfried Kracauer, which is supported by the MWW Research Association and the German Literature Archive Marbach (Fellowship “Digital Humanities”, 2017).

Professional Experience:

  • 2016 Lecturer: Two-day Workshop with the PhD group Artistic Research at the University of the Arts Zürich
  • 2010 Research Fellow at Kougei Tokyo Politechnic University (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
  • 2010 Lecturer at Bauhaus-University Weimar: Curating in International Contexts
  • 2005–2010 Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at Bauhaus-University Weimar

“Thoughts on cultivation and care of mixed crops in suggestive fields. A work report on the multi-channel video installation Shifting Ground” (German only) In: z. B. – Praxisbasierte Forschung in Design und Kunst. Weimar: Bauhaus- University Press 2013.

“Juggling with cultural stereotypes: The light humour of Naoko Ogigami.” In: Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, Volume 3:1, 2012, pp 45-53.

Conference / Workshops Organization

“Practice-based Research in Art and Design”, December 1-3, 2011 at Bauhaus-University Weimar

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