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Dr. Eva Knopf

Eva Knopf

Department: 
Institute for Art History - Film Studies - Art Education

Special field:
Media aesthetic practice (Film/Video, Photography) and theory practice transfers

Office:
GW2 B3795

Phone:
+49 (0)421 218 67733

E-Mail:
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Office hours:
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Resume

Eva Knopf is a filmmaker and lecturer for artistic-aesthetical practice in photography and film/video at the University of Bremen's Institute for Art History - Film Studies - Art Education since April 2020.

Eva Knopf received an M.A. in Cultural (Ethnology) and Media Studies from Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, studied Film and Television Studies at Universiteit van Amsterdam for one semester, and was a post-graduate student with Kaja Silverman and Trinh T. Minh-ha at University of California at Berkeley. She defended her doctoral thesis on essay films and the colonial image archive at the University of Hamburg.

 

Parallel to her academic work Eva Knopf studied directing at the film academy Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg. She shot several long documentary films, among them "Myanmarket" (2016), "Majub's Journey" (2013) and "Juju Movie - Get Rich or Die Trying" (2011), that were shown at international film festivals and German public broadcasters and won several awards. For many years Eva Knopf worked as a projectionist in different art house theaters.
 

Academic positions

Since 4/2020 LECTURER
for artistic-aesthetical practice in photography and film/video at the Institute for Art History - Film Studies - Art Education, University of Bremen

01/2015 – 12/2017 Research Assistant

Inter-disciplinary research group
»Translating and Framing – Practices of Medial Transformations«, University of Hamburg

04/2012 – 09/2014 Research Assistant
DFG research project »History of Documentary Film in Germany 1945-2005« House of Documentary Film, Stuttgart

Research Focus

| Film Practice and Production
| Theory-Practice-Transfers
| Medial Transformation Processes
| Digitalization Processes and Digital Aesthetics
| Hybrid Formats
| Essay Film
| Documentary Film
| Photography
| Archives and Archive Images
| Ethnographic Film and Visual Anthropology
| Post-Colonial Criticism

Publications

Scientific Publications

Editor

Archive Dekolonialisieren. Mediale und Epistemische Transformationen in Kunst, Design und Film. Eds. with Mara Recklies and Sophie Lembcke. Bielefeld: Transcript 2018.

Essays since 2017

Die Suche nach Mohamed Husen im kolonialen Archiv: Ein unmögliches Projekt. In: Eva Knopf / Mara Recklies / Sophie Lembcke (Hg.) Archive Dekolonialisieren. Mediale und Epistemische Transformationen in Kunst, Design und Film.Bielefeld: Transcript 2018, p. 40–68.

Der Forschungsfilm zwischen Spielfilm, Rüstungsforschung und ziviler Wissenschaft. In: Delia González de Reufels / Rasmus Greiner / Stefano Odorico / Winfried Pauleit (Eds.). Film als Forschungsmethode. Produktion – Geschichte – Perspektiven. Berlin: Bertz + Fischer 2018, p. 27–35.

Den Rahmen sehen lernen. »Rahmenreflexivität« in dem dokumentarischen Film ENJOY POVERTY von Renzo Martens.
In: Gabriele Klein / Claudia Benthien (Eds.): Übersetzen und Rahmen. Praktiken medialer Transformationen. Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink 2017, p. 239–253.

Teaching

University of Bremen:

2020/21 (winter semester) Photo Series, Photo Films, Institute for Art History – Film Studies – Art Education (IKFK) (4 SWS)

2020/21 (winter semester) Machinima and Media ArtInstitute for Art History – Film Studies – Art Education (IKFK) (4 SWS)

2020/21 (winter semester) Basics of Film Design I, Institute for Art History – Film Studies – Art Education (IKFK) (4 SWS)

2020 (summer semester) Desktop Documentaries, Institute for Art History – Film Studies – Art Education (IKFK) (4 SWS)

2020 (summer semester) Found Footage Film, Institute for Art History – Film Studies – Art Education (IKFK) (4 SWS)

2020 (summer semester) Social Distancing and Performative Video Art, Institute for Art History – Film Studies – Art Education (IKFK) (4 SWS)
 

Teaching at other universities (selection)

Since 2011 VISTING LECTURER
in the Master program »Visual and Media Anthropology« Free University Berlin (FU)
Teaching language: English

2020 (summer semester) Digital Storytelling II(3 SWS)

2019 (summer semester) Film as Theory. Transgressions between artistic practice and theory formation (4 SWS)

2018 (summer semester) Critical Media Practice(4 SWS)

2017 (summer semester) and 2016 (summer semester) Montage Theory and Practice(jeweils 4SWS)

2011 – 2016 (summer semester) Transcultural Film Workshop, annually changing topics and methods: among others »Images of/in Migration«, »Places/Non-Places«, »Studying up«, »Sensory Cinema«, »Reflexivity« (4SWS each)