Christian Iseli has been teaching and researching at the Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK since 1995. He holds a professorship for Immersive Arts, heads the Immersive Arts Space and teaches in the MA Film program. After studying history, German and English literature at the University of Bern, Iseli was a director of documentary films and worked in editing and cinematography on feature films and documentaries.


Publications (selection):

  • Iseli, C.; Dux, S., Loertscher, M.L. The Aesthetics and Perception of Documentary Film: A Mixed Methods Approach and Its Implications for Artistic Research. International Journal of Film and Media Arts (2020): Vol. 5, Nº. 2 pp. 27-48, doi: 10.24140/ijfma.v5.n2.02
  • Loertscher, M. L., Weibel, D., Spiegel, S., Flueckiger, B., Mennel, P., Mast, F. W., & Iseli, C. As Film Goes Byte: The Change From Analog to Digital Film Perception. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts 2016, Vol. 10, No. 4, 458–471; DOI: 10.1037/aca0000082

Filmography (selection):

  • 2011 Das Album meiner Mutter
  • 1995 Der Stand der Bauern
  • 1991 Grauholz
  • 1988 Le Terroriste Suisse