Jonathan Rozenkrantz is a PhD candidate at the Department of Media Studies. He holds a BA and an MA in Cinema Studies (Stockholm University). He has been a writer and editor for more than a decade, publishing extensively on film, visual arts, and media culture. He spent the spring of 2016 as a guest researcher at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam.
Jonathan's research interests revolve around the relation between aesthetics, media technologies, and the theoretical discourses that emerge at their intersection. He is specifically interested in analogue video as an aesthetic media technology and media archaeological artefact.
Jonathan's PhD project (2013-2018) focuses on the images and imaginaries that emerge at the intersection of video and film. His article "Analogue Video in the Age of Retrospectacle: Aesthetics, Technology, Subculture" (Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media, 2016) explores the various manifestations of analogue video in digital culture.
He is also interested in the ontological and epistemological questions raised by animated documentaries - the topic of his MA thesis and subsequent articles "Colourful Claims: towards a theory of animated documentary" (Film International, 2011), and "Expanded epistemologies: animation meets live action in contemporary Swedish documentary film" (Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 2016).
In addition, his interest in (film) pedagogy has engendered collaborations with Södertörn University (Aesthetic Learning Processes) and the Swedish Film Institute (Film in Schools), resulting in the publication of the anthology chapter "Alltid redan en aktivitet: åskådarskap och estetiska lärprocesser" in the anthology Konst och lärande: essäer om estetiska lärprocesser (Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2014), as well as several teacher's guides.
Electronic Labyrinths: Tracking Intersections of Video and Film
The PhD project Electronic Labyrinths: Tracking Intersections of Video and Film (2013-2018) draws on media archaeology in general, and the archaeology of imaginary media in particular, in order to ...