aemi & Ulster University PhD partnership: Alasdair Asmussen Doyle

Published date: 05 Oct 2021

Since 2019 aemi has been working in an exciting new role as collaborative partner with Ulster University on a practice-led PhD undertaken by film artist Alasdair Asmussen Doyle.

Alasdair’s PhD, titled ‘Beside, on the other side: disorientation, filmic geographies and the authoring of place’ investigates how early filmic representations, in parallel with certain cartographic tools have framed our understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. Stemming from artistic research, the doctorate considers how film might form new positions and geographies that explore possibilities of duality and dislocation within a contemporary art context .

Originally hailing from Australia, Alasdair’s artist practice draws upon his own experience of inhabiting another island on the other side of the globe and an interest in past and present histories between these two geographical bodies.

I am really delighted to be undertaking this research project in collaboration with aemi. As an emerging artist and researcher new to Ireland, the partnership supports me in forging new links here, while engaging a critical platform with which to review and test the research’s moving-image outcomes. aemi’s involvement will allow me to make the most of the opportunity that a practice-led PhD affords, through working cross-disciplinary between academic and cultural organisations’. – Alasdair Asmussen Doyle

Alasdair Asmussen Doyle’s doctorate is supported by the Northern Bridge Consortium and Ulster University. For more about Alasdair‘s practice please visit the link below.

Still from Alasdair Asmussen Doyle's 'The Other Island', 2019