Spatiality in the Audiovisual Research Development Network

Research Networking & Development events bring together early career researchers and emerging scholars to share disciplinary perspectives on spatiality, stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration and seek to foster new research agendas on spatiality and practice in the audiovisual.  

Events: Saturday 5 March 2022 and Saturday 4 June 2022, University of Greenwich 


Dr Andrew Knight-Hill

Andrew Knight-Hill (1986) is a composer of electroacoustic music, specialising in studio composed works both acousmatic (purely sound based) and audio-visual. His works have been performed extensively across the UK, in Europe and the US. His works are composed with materials captured from the human and natural world, seeking to explore the beauty in everyday objects. He is particularly interested in how these materials are interpreted by audiences, and how these interpretations relate to our experience of the real and the virtual.  


Twitter: @andrewhill86


#materiality #real/virtual #audience #subjectivity #multiplicity

Angela McArthur 

Angela is an artist and academic at the University of Greenwich. In 2020-21 she was in residence at NTNU Norway, creating spatial audio-visual works about ocean environments. In 2019 she was in residence at the Institut für Elektronische Musik (IEM) in Graz, making spatial sound installations representing ‘othered’ voices. Her research interests include spatial aesthetics, underrepresented and non-human onto-epistemologies. She champions diversity, and theorises through practice. She’s worked in studio, live and location environments and founded Soundstack, an annual series of workshops, masterclasses and concerts about spatial sound aesthetics. She initiated the first UK tour of IKO works in 2019. 


Twitter: @AngelaMcArt 


#Ecology (space as environment) #Low frequency sounds #Materiality #Non-human #Outdoor / external spaces 

Emma-Kate Matthews 

Emma-Kate is an architect, composer, musician and researcher at UCL. Her work explores creative reciprocities between music; as constructed sound, and architecture; as constructed space, through the composition and performance of site-specific and spatialised projects. Her work has been performed internationally at acoustically distinctive sites such as the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and she has released a number of solo electronic-classical fusion works on Algebra Records, NMC records and Musicity Global. She was nominated for the Lumen prize for Art and Technology for her project ‘Resonant Bodies’ and she has also been nominated for the Aesthetica art prize 2022. 


Twitter: @emmatr0n 


#Instrument is a space – space is a instrument #Real / virtual #Representation #Space as agent (agency) 

Dr Emma Margetson 

Emma Margetson is an acousmatic composer and sound artist. She is a Lecturer in Sound Design and Research Fellow in Audiovisual Space: Recontextualising Sound-Image Media at the University of Greenwich. Her research interests include, sound diffusion and spatialisation practices; site specific works, sound walks and installation; audience development and engagement; and community music practice.  She has received a variety of awards and special mentions for her work including, first prize in the prestigious L’Espace du Son International Spatialisation Competition by INFLUX (Musiques & Recherches), klingt gut! Young Artist Award in 2018 and Ars Electronica Forum Wallis 2019.  


Twitter: @emma__margetson 


#Agency of audience #Instrument is a space – space is a instrument #Outdoor / external spaces #Ecology (space as environment) #Audience (viewer / listener) 

Emre Çağlayan 

Emre Çağlayan is the author of Poetics of Slow Cinema and Assistant Professor in Film Studies at the American University of Paris. His research explores the intersections between film theory and global art cinema, with a focus on the ways in which moving images shape our lived experience and ways of looking at the world.  


Instagram: @emrecaglayan

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#embodiment #immersion #mediation #noise and resistance #movement 

Dr Hannah Lammin 

Dr Hannah Lammin is a philosopher and media theorist with a background in performance and site-specific art. Her interest in space began in her mis-spent youth, when she occupied disused urban sites with the Random Artists collective, and used the tactics of DIY culture to create artist-led free spaces that were open for anyone to exhibit and perform within. Her practice developed to explore hybrid physical/digital spaces with performance collective Studio for Electronic Theatre. Hannah’s current research examines affect, embodiment and noise in the interfaces between humans and digital technologies, and experiments with modelling conceptual sense through audio-visual forms. 


#Affective #Embodiment #Ecology (space as environment) #Technology #Experience 

Lara Weaver 

Lara is currently undertaking a PhD in Musicology and Composition at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) at Queen’s University Belfast, under the supervision of Professor Pedro Rebelo. Previously, she was at St John’s College, Cambridge, where she read for her undergraduate and master’s degrees. 

Her current research focusses on acoustic ecology and spatial auditory practices. Recent work includes composing and resonating at a distance with fragile ecosystems, ‘Sounding and Ungrounding Sacred Spaces’, investigating hybridised ecclesiastical spaces through acousmatism and site-specific practices, and the use of space as an instrument, seeking intimate, embodied, situational knowledges through phenomenological composition processes. 


Twitter: @laraweaver41 


#Ecology (space as environment) #Displacement #Connection #Embodiment #Agency 

Pavel Prokopic  

Pavel Prokopic is a filmmaker and researcher, currently working as a lecturer in Film Production at the University of Salford. Pavel completed an AHRC-funded practice research project entitled Affective Cinema, which won him a PhD and the Award in Creative Media Research. As an independent filmmaker, Pavel has written and directed several dramas and experimental projects, and worked as a freelance cinematographer in London. He also worked as a content director/producer on an IoT research project The Living Room of the Future with BBC R&D and the British Council. His work has been widely published, exhibited and presented, including FACT in Liverpool, Grosvenor Gallery in Manchester and Victoria & Albert Museum in London. He holds a Master’s degree in Film Aesthetics from Magdalen College, University of Oxford. For more information, please visit 


#Affective #Real / virtual #Immersion #Becoming #Vibration 

Phivos-Angelos Kollias 

Phivos-Angelos Kollias is a Greek born, UK & French educated, Berlin based music composer-researcher. Phivos is composing music performed by human & algorithmic musicians for interactive music performances, virtual reality installations and video games. His music background is rooted in classical music, with a PhD in interactive composition from University of Paris 8. He has received seven awards & nine nominations in international competitions, while the group projects he has participated in have won ten awards & distinctions. His music scores are published by the Parisian publishing house BabelScores. His music has been performed by international ensembles in more than twenty countries around the world in more than seventy concerts. 


Instagram: @kollias_music

#Experience #Agency of audience #Instrument is a space – space is a instrument #Interaction #Ritual 

Riccardo Dillon Wanke 

Riccardo Dillon Wanke is a musician and an academic. From 1995 active in music, his interest includes theory and analysis of 20th- and 21st-century music and psychoacoustics of music. He is author of the book Sound in The Ecstatic-Materialist Perspective on Experimental Music (Routledge, 2021) and other contributions in musicology and related topics such as theory, aesthetics, analysis, perception/cognition. He studied acoustics, chemistry, piano, sax, music harmony, improvisation and is currently member of Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music at the NOVA University Lisbon. As a composer and performer, he performs live worldwide and published music for international labels. 


Twitter: @rdwmusic 

#Perception  #Materiality  #Audience (viewer / listener)  #Embodiment  #Real / virtual

Ross Davidson 

Like many others, Ross Davidson is fascinated by the ways in which sound tells us about the world and its constitutive things. He is currently exploring this by creating sounds for films as part of a practice-led PhD at De Montfort University, supervised by Bret Battey and Simon Atkinson. This research is made possible thanks to support from the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. 


Twitter: @ross_euan 


#Perception #Ecology (space as environment) #Experience #Mediation (texture of film) #Tacit 

Stephen Connolly 

Stephen’s research in film explores space as informed by politics and history and contested, influenced by the work of Henri Lefebvre. He is interested in developing new ways of visualising our surroundings with the moving image and cross-disciplinary work. His doctoral practice-as-research was awarded the BAFTSS First Prize in 2018 and is currently (2022) working on a BA/Leverhulme funded film project. He is a Senior Lecture in Film at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. 


Twitter: @CinemaSpatial 


#Instrument is a space – space is a instrument #Real/virtual #Representation #Space as agent (agency) 

Sam Gillies 

Sam Gillies is a composer and sound artist with an interest in the function of noise as both a musical and communicative code in music and art. His work treads the line between the musically beautiful and ugly, embracing live performance, multimedia and installation art forms to create alternating sound worlds of extreme fragility and overwhelming density. Sam’s work has been programmed and exhibited at both national and international conferences and festivals, including the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, UK; Test Tone Series at Superdeluxe, Tokyo; and the International Computer Music Conference. In 2016 Sam was awarded the Liz Rhodes scholarship in musical multimedia from the University of Huddersfield, where completed his PhD in 2020 under the supervision of Prof Monty Adkins. His use of harmony was once described by Pierluigi Billione as being “like a beautiful questionmark.” 


Twitter: @samuel_gillies 


#Space-time #Noise and resistance #Agency #Emptiness #Topological  

Ulf A. S. Holbrook 

Ulf A. S. Holbrook works with sound in a variety of media, including composition, improvisation, electronics, sculpture, installation, text and research. His primary interest is in the representation of space and place through sound, through spatial audio, sonification, field recording and custom software. He holds a PhD in music technology from the University of Oslo. His work is performed internationally.  


Twitter: @differencetones 


#Space as tool #Topological #Technology #Map #Ecology (space as environment)