Jon Inge Faldalen

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Visiting address Gaustadalléen 21 Forskningsparken 0349 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1093 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Jon Inge Faldalen is Associate Professor and Founder of Screen Cultures at the Department of Media and Communication at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, Norway, where he teaches courses in film history, film theory, alternative film, and audiovisual aesthetics. His doctoral dissertation “STILLMOVING” (2021) examines the aesthetics of stillness in moving images through conceptualizing and theory-building analyses of works of among others the Lumières and James Benning. Faldalen’s long-standing research prism is what he calls the still Einstellung (i.e., a static long take).

Academic Interests

  • Still Einstellung
  • Stillmoving imagenesis
  • Film style
  • Film theory
  • Film history
  • Media aesthetics
  • Television aesthetics
  • Norwegian films and series


  • Screen Cultures
  • Skjermkulturer
  • Screen Histories and Theories
  • Moving North - The Moving Image in Nordic Film and TV Series
  • Audiovisual Aesthetics
  • Film History (Filmhistorie)
  • Alternative Film (Alternativ film)
  • Imaging - a University of Image Media (Bildedannelse - et universitet av bildemedier)
  • Media Aesthetics (Medieestetikk)
  • Cross-Aesthetics (Tverrestetisk prosjektarbeid)
  • Textual Analysis (Tekstanalytiske tilnærmingsmåter)
  • Photography, Culture, Society (Foto, kultur, samfunn)

Higher education and employment history

  • Associate Professor (2021-)
  • Founder of Screen Cultures (2019-)
  • University Lecturer (2014-2021, part of IMK permanent staff)
  • PhD Candidate (2011-, handing in thesis late 2019, early 2020)
  • University Lecturer (2009 and 2010)
  • Master in Media studies (2008)

Ongoing research

  • Screen Cultures (2019-)
  • Stillmoving (Book project, 2022)
  • Becoming The Worst Person in the World (Book project, 2023)
  • The Crapcom (Book project, 2023, with Timotheus Vermeulen)
Tags: Media and communication, Media aesthetics, History of film, Television fiction, Television aesthetics, Film theory
Published Aug. 25, 2010 10:05 PM - Last modified Mar. 10, 2022 3:37 PM

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