Sasha Litvintseva: Films, Writing, Projects, Info

Sasha Litvintseva is an artist filmmaker and writer researcher, whose work is situated on the uncertain thresholds of the perceptible and the communicable, organism and environment, and entropy and quantification, at the intersection of media, ecology and the history of science. She is currently working on a long-term collaborative project with Beny Wagner.

 

Her work has been exhibited worldwide including solo presentations at Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Berlinische Galerie, Modern Art Museum Berlin; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Union Docs, New York; screenings including at the Berlinale, Rotterdam, Courtisane, Cinema Du Reel, RIDM, Ann Arbor, Alchemy film festivals; and group presentations at MUMOK Vienna, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Sonic Acts, Berlin Atonal and the Videobrasil, Moscow Young Art and Wroclaw Media Art biennales, among many others.

 

Sasha is a lecturer in Film Theory and Practice at Queen Mary University of London and holds a PhD in Media, Communications and Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths. Her academic writing has appeared in special issues of Environmental Humanities and Transformations journals, and numerous book volumes. 

Solo exhibitions

 

The Stability of the SystemHessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Germany, 2019

Sasha Litvintseva, 12x12, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany, 2018

Asbestos, Vilem Flusser archive, Berlin, Germany, 2018

Asbestos, Roaming Projects, London, UK, 2017

Exile Exotic, Super Dakota gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2016

What We Name, We Can ContainUnion Pacific, London, UK, 2015

Evergreen, AC Institute, New York,  USA, 2015

Solo screenings 

 

Sasha Litvintseva, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA, 2019

Salarium, ICA, London, UK, 2018

Visible Symptoms, Union Docs, NYC, USA, 2018

Garage Museum, Moscow, Russia, 2018

Close-Up Film Centre, London, UK, 2017

Union Docs, NYC, USA, 2016

ISSMag gallery, Moscow, Russia, 2016

Nightingale Cinema, Chicago, USA, 2016

Microlights, Milwaukee, USA, 2016

VISIONS, Montreal, Canada, 2016

Courtisane Festival, Ghent, Belgium, 2016

Image/Movement, Berlin, Germany, 2015

Kremlin and the Odyssey, IMT Gallery, London, UK, 2015

Edinburgh Film Guild, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2015

Film festivals (Selection)

 

Kasseler Dokfest, Germany: 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2012

RIDM, Montreal, Canada: 2018

Cinema du Reel, Paris, France: 2018 / 2016

Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick, Scotland: 2018 / 2016 / 2015

DocAviv, Tel Aviv, Israel: 2018

2 Annas Film Festival, Riga, Latvia: 2018

Syros Film Festival, Greece: 2018

International Festival of Video Art, Casablanca, Morocco: 2018

Berlinale Forum Expanded, Berlin, Germany: 2017

Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands: 2017

Courtisane Film Festival, Ghent, Belgium: 2017 / 2016

Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland: 2017 / 2015

Chicago Underground Film Festival, USA: 2017 / 2016 / 2015

Plastik Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland: 2017

Moscow International Experimental Film Festival: 2017

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA: 2016 / 2015

L'Alternativa Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain: 2016

Sheffield Fringe, Sheffield, UK: 2016

NexT Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania: 2016 / 2014

Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Winnipeg, Canada: 2016

Kino Der Kunst, Munich, Germany: 2015

Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, Canada: 2015

ArtvideoKOELN, Cologne, Germany: 2015

Alternative Film and Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia: 2015 / 2013

Athens Film and Video Festival, Athens, Ohio, USA: 2015 / 2014 

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK: 2014 / 2012

Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria BC, Canada: 2014 / 2012

Open City Docs Festival, London, UK: 2012

Group shows (selection)

Third from the Sun, Mumok, Vienna, Austria, 2019 

Werkleitz festival Modell und Ruine, Dessau, Germany, 2019

Berlin Atonal, Berlin, Germany, 2019

Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2019

Lofoten International Art Festival, Svolvaer, Norway, 2019

BelVedere, Teatro dei Fauni, Locarno, Switzerland, 2019

FRONT Triennial, Cleveland Museum of Art, USA, 2018

Moscow Young Art Biennale, Moscow, Russia, 2018

Vorspiel Transmediale, Vilem Flusser Archive, Berlin, Germany, 2018

Matter of Horror, Solyanka gallery, Moscow, Russia, 2018

Sonic Acts Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2018

Berlin Atonal, Berlin, Germany, 2018

I am not a robot, Electromuseum, Moscow, Russia, 2018

The New Local, Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium, 2018

Light/Landscape Sense, Macao, Milan, Italy, 2018 

Videobrasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2017

Morphogenesis, Fransisco Fino Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal, 2017

Willing the Possible, Mars gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017

Last words, so it goes, Turf Projects, London, UK, 2017

Sonic Acts Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017

DAMA Live program, Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Torino, Italy, 2017

CITIZENSFIVE, Art Athina, Athens, Greece, 2017

HYPERCONNECTED, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia, 2016

Perfect Lives, Kunstverein Gottingen,  Gottingen, Germany, 2016

La Galerie du Temps, Maus Habitos, Porto, Portugal, 2016

Progress Bar, Lighthouse gallery, Brighton, UK, 2016

Inland Art Festival, Redruth, UK, 2016

O’ Mystical East and West, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, 2016

Wondering Out of Time, Fabrica Gallery, Brighton, UK, 2016

Media Art Biennale WRO, Wroclaw, Poland, 2015 

6th Sense, Minibar gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015 

Anthropocentricities, Inova Gallery, Milwaukee, USA, 2015

Portal Atop a Bus Stop, Red Barn gallery, Santa Barbara, USA, 2015

World Music, Carlos/Ishikawa Gallery, London, UK, 2014

Academic qualifications

 

PhD Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, UK, 2015-2019

MA Experimental Film, Kingston University, UK, 2014-2015

BA Fine Art, Slade School of Art, UCL, UK, 2008-2012

Academic publications

 

Peer-reviewed article: 'Geological Filmmaking: Seeing Film Through Geology and Geology Through Film’, in Transformations no. 32, special issue on ‘Ecological Thinking of the Moving Image’, eds. Warwick Mules and John Charles Ryan, 2018

 

Peer-reviewed article: ‘Asbestos: Inside and Outside, Toxic and Haptic’, in Environmental Humanities vol. 11 no. 1, special issue on ‘Toxic Embodiment’, eds. Celilia Asberg and Olga Cielemecka, 2019

 

Essay in book volume: 'Never Odd or Even - on Palindromes and Metaphors', with Beny Wagner, Hereafter, Sonic Acts, out early 2019

 

Essay in book volume: ‘Sinkholes in Signification’, with Daniel Mann, Sonic Acts Reader, Sonic Acts, 2018

 

Essay in book volume: 'From Exile to Entropy: Notes on Protagonists and the Posthistorical’, New Cinema and the City: Migrations, edited by Ektoras Arkomanis, Cours De Poetique, out spring 2019

Talks and conference papers

Geological Filmmaking, invited lecture, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2019

Universal Syntax, invited lecture in collaboration with Beny Wagner, Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2019

 

Sinkholes in Signification, invited lecture in collaboration with Daniel Mann, "Hostile Environments" public program, Visual Cultures department, Goldsmiths, 2019

 

This is not a hole: sinkholes in signification, invited lecture in collaboration with Daniel Mann, Sonic Acts Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2018

 

The Hero’s Tail, invited lecture in collaboration with Beny Wagner, Plato Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2017

 

haptics/optics inside/outside, invited lecture at rongwrong, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017

 

Asbestos and the moving image: (in)visibility, (im)materiality, (un)certainty, conference paper, Digital Ecologies in the Anthropocene symposium, Bath Spa University, UK, 2017

 

Geological Filmmaking: Agential Matter and Evidential Fiction, talk as part of Object! Documentary as Art, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, 2017

 

Curating the Moving Image, panel discussion, Plastik Festival, Dublin, Ireland, 2017

 

Guest lecture, Cass School of Art, London Metropolitan University, London, UK, 2017

 

Guest lecture, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2016

 

Geological Filmmaking and Missing Land, conference paper, Space and Cinema conference, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2016

 

The Labour of Editing and the Gesture of Mounting, conference paper with Mihaela Brebenel, Filmforum Conference, Gorizia, Italy, 2016

Guest lecture, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA, 2015

Curatorial

 

November Film Festival, co-curated, London, UK, 2016 and 2018

Mediating Deep Space and Time Workshop series, Goldsmiths, 2017

Vertical Landscapes, PLASTIK film festival, Dublin, Ireland, 2017

Myths of Matter and Memory, POSTmatter online magazine, 2016

Place is the Space season, Goldsmiths, London, UK, 2016 

Spectres of the Future, VISIONS, Montreal, Canada, 2016

The Algorithm as Necropolitical Control, Goldsmiths, UK 2016

As if it never happened, Goldsmiths College, London, UK, 2015

Archaeologies of the Present: Place, LUX, London, UK, 2015

Archaeologies of the Present: Excavation, a.m., London, UK, 2015

Awards

Production funding, Medienbord Berlin-Brandenburg, 2018

Best documentary for Salarium, 2 Annas film festival, 2018

Best soundtrack for Salarium, Cinema du reel, 2018

Special mention GoEast Open Frame Award, 2017

British Council Travel Grant Fund, 2017

Full AHRC CHASE funding for PhD, 2016-2018

Postgraduate Annual Fund Scholarship, Kingston University, 2014 

Boise Scholarship granted to fund the production of Evergreen, 2012

Audrey Wykeham Academic Excellence Prize, 2012