Slow TV: The experiential and multisensory documentary

Luis Rocha Antunes

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


chapter examines the aesthetic and perceptual implications of the vestibular sense in Bergensbanen: Minutt for Minutt (The Bergen Train: Minute by Minute) (NRK 2009) and thermoception in Nasjonal Vedkveld (National Wood [Fire] Night) (NRK 2013). These documentaries explore a conception of film ecology in which landscape and nature are not simply represented audiovisually, but also elicit perceptual experiences as the primary cinematic appeal. By looking at issues of experientiality in the documentary film, the chapter seeks to promote an awareness within the field of cognitive film theory that the senses are as important to our understanding of film experience as emotions and empathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCognitive Theory and Documentary Film
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783319903323
ISBN (Print)9783319903316
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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