My research centres on the recent resurgence of 3D cinema in order to explore the ways in which stereoscopy affects strategies already at work within specific film texts. It takes a generic approach, focusing on certain classical or postclassical genres in order to assess how the dimensional effect impacts upon different kinds of cinema.
One of the key issues addressed in my wider work is the relationship between other forms of technological spectacle and exhibition - particularly those involving digital technologies - and a film's narrative and its meaning. How can technology be read as expressive?
My research builds upon readings of previous technological advances in the cinema, such as sound, colour, and wider screens, in order to understand how stereoscopy might contribute to meaning construction. Changes to screen space alter the cinematic experience, and my research attempts to ask how filmmakers, spectators, and theory might respond to this change.