Prof. Dr. Laurent van Lancker


Laurent van Lancker both studied Film and Anthropology, and holds a PhD in Audiovisual Art. He lectures at filmschools (INSAS Brussels, Film Academy Amsterdam), universities (WWU Münster, AMU Marseille). He is Professor of Audiovisual Anthropology at Aix-Marseille University. He co-founded SIC – SoundImageCulture project lab. He made fifteen films (experimental, documentaries and fiction) and won nine awards.. His early documentary works explored social and religious themes, followed by a series of short works called ‘Experimental Ethnographies’. Lately, he made three long-feature films about migration themes – Brak (fiction), Kalès (documentary), We Others (hybrid). His works draw on various modes: Collaborative, Hybrid and Sensory cinema. They propose a dialogue between ethics and aesthetics, poetics and politics.