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Kalani Michell


Kalani Michell is a postdoctoral fellow in the Graduiertenkolleg “Configurations of Film” at the Goethe University, Frankfurt. She completed her dissertation in 2017 at the University of Minnesota: All in the Same Box: Unhinging Audiovisual Media in the 1960s and 1970s. She has published a number of articles on German cinema, such as on the schizo German-German film history in Thomas Heise’s Barluschke, on invisibility techniques in a sci-fi film by Harry Piel from the Third Reich, on experiments with film formats in German cinema of the 1970s, and on the comics storyboard and sketch aesthetic in Christian Petzold’s filmic shot composition. She has published widely on topics in art, film and media theory, including on the circulation of canonical paintings in the set design of porn productions, on Marcel Broodthaers’ attempt to record ink on paper and the return to his 16mm film in web-based practices, on a computer game that restages waiting for a performance by Marina Abramović, and on the emergence of academic podcasts that reposition, in medial terms, the boundaries of cultural, film and media studies.