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Elio Della Noce is a researcher an teacher in film studies, filmmaker and poet, whose visual practice is divided between Expanded Cinema performances and film essays.

He holds a PhD in Arts, specializing in film and audiovisual studies, from the University of Aix-Marseille (LESA). He is ATER (assistant professor) in Film studies at the University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3. His research interests include the theory, aesthetics, history and anthropology of cinema, focusing on an ecocritical approach to cinema in the context of the non-human turn.


For several years now, he has been exploring the question of ecological practices and commitments in experimental and expanded cinema. Alongside his teaching at the university, his scientific work has been published in international, national, university and online journals specializing in visual and literary studies.

He is also a guest lecturer at national and international conferences and study days organized by French universities and institutions such as Université Paris 8, Université Paris Cité 7, Cité Universitaire, École normale supérieure de Paris and Centre Pompidou. He recently gave a MasterClass at McGill University in Montreal.

As an independent programmer, he has programmed some twenty events in various countries (France, Switzerland, Brazil, Canada), including a series of screenings/encounters at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris: "La nature élargie - Perceptions non-humaines" (2022-2023), with a cycle of interdisciplinary discussions.

Elio Della Noce initiated and co-edited with Lucas Murari the international collective book
Expanded Nature - Écologies du cinéma expérimental (2022), published by Light Cone Éditions, which has been reissued in French and is currently being translated into English by Palgrave Macmillan.

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