Andrew DentonAssociate professorat Auckland University of Technology
Andrew's research engages with climate and geological change, through cinematic affective devices, video and photographic media. His practice challenges the 'cinematic' indexically (through aesthetic devices which distort and recalibrate viewers experience of time and space); harnessing affective approaches to cinematic making and thinking.
These approaches manifest in works invested in the ecological (land, air, ocean), and the body (dance). The dance works are collaborative and experiment with technology and performance – specifically dance integrated with live cinema, motion capture and virtual reality technology.
Alongside his practice-based research, he is committed to the development of postgraduate curricula, applying an approach to learning and teaching that seeks to enable meaningful research practices that are agile, responsive and collaborative. He has presented and published papers and chapters on creative-based pedagogical approaches, and project-based curriculum design, locally and internationally. Andrew lectures on practice-based Research Methods, Contextual Review, Design for Social Impact, and Cinematic Arts, as well as supervising Doctoral and Masters projects.