Pasi Väliaho tiltrer som førsteamanuensis i kunsthistorie

Väliaho er finsk, og avla sin doktorgrad ved universitetet i Turku i 2007. Han er også dosent i mediehistorie og medieteori samme sted. Han kommer til IFIKK fra Film and Screen Studies ved Goldsmiths, University of London. 

Pasi Väliaho (foto: privat)

Väliaho er særlig opptatt av optisk billedfremstilling. Han har besøkt instituttet tidligere som gjesteforeleser på Estetisk seminar og Archive in Motion med dobbelforelesningen Memory in Motion i samarbeid med Wolfang Ernst.

Han presenterer seg på engelsk:

In my teaching and research I am interested, broadly speaking, in how images shape and make reality. This requires attention to both the material supports of images and their affective and cognitive resonances within societies. I like to work across disciplines and historical periods. My research travels from seventeenth-century optical machines to early cinema and contemporary screens, bridging art, science and philosophical thought.

I have to date published two monographs – Mapping the Moving Image (Amsterdam UP, 2010) and Biopolitical Screens (MIT Press, 2014). I am currently working on a third, which studies the practice and concept of projection at the turn of seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, looking in particular at the role projection played in European colonialism, such as the development of economic speculation.

My teaching at IFIKK will explore the history of optical media, in addition to branching out towards larger questions concerning images, technologies and culture.

Av Ellen Evju Jahr
Publisert 2. juni 2017 14:22 - Sist endret 3. juli 2017 11:10