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Sasha Litvintseva: Films, Writing, Projects, Info

Sasha Litvintseva is an artist, filmmaker and writer, whose work is situated on the uncertain thresholds of the perceptible and the communicable, organism and environment, and knowledge regimes and power, at the intersection of media, ecology and the history of science. Since 2018, much of her work is produced in the context of the ongoing collaboration with Beny Wagner.

 

Her work has been exhibited and screened worldwide including at the Berlinale, Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, Courtisane, Cinema Du Reel film festivals, the Baltic Triennial and Seoul Mediacity Biennale, Tate Modern, Museum of the Moving Image New York, ICA London, LA Filmforum, Berlinische Galerie, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Transmediale, Videobrasil, Berlin Atonal, and Criterion Channel, among many others. Her films have won numerous awards internatioanally, including the Sylvestre Award for Best Short Film at IndieLisboa and Best Short Documentary at Guanajuato Film Festival. 

 

Sasha is a senior lecturer in film at Queen Mary University of London and holds a PhD in Media, Communications and Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths.  She is the author of Geological Filmmaking (Open Humanities Press, 2022), and the co-author, with Beny Wagner, of All Thoughts Fly: Monster, Taxonomy, Film (Sonic Acts Press, 2021). Her writing has also appeared in books and journals including e-flux and Environmental Humanities.

Upcoming and Recent

My Want of You Partakes of Me premiere NEW:VISION competition

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark, 18-23.3.2024

Panel discussion "Materialising the Immaterial: Film as Seeing and 

Sensing", CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark, 20.3.2024

Exhibition: The Spell of the SensuousSonic Acts Biennale, 

W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2.2-23.3.2024

Panel discussion: Sonic Acts Symposium, Stedelijk Museum, 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 25 February 2024

My Want of You Partakes of Me as part of Science/Body/Anatomy

Tate Modern, London, UK, 25 November 2023

Constant screening online at Art Lovers Movie Club, ArtReview,

6-27 November 2023

Bilateria to be exhibited at 40 Ans du Frac!, FRAC Ile-de-France,

Romainville, France, 15.10.23-24.02.24

 

Constant to be exhibited at Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition

Taipei, Taiwan, opening 3 November 2023

A Demonstration screened at Museum of Modern Art Warsaw,

Warsaw, Poland, 23 September 2023

Constant exhibited at Seoul Mediacity Biennale

Seoul, South Korea, opening 21 September 2023

Asbestos exhibited at Seoul Mediacity Biennale

Seoul, South Korea, opening 21 September 2023

Total Conversion to be exhibited at M-Cult museum,

Helsinki, Finland, 29 September - 10 December 2023

Total Conversion exhibited at Ars Electronica

Linz, Austria, 6-10 September 2023

Education

 

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

Solo exhibitions

 

A Demonstration, CIAP Kunstverein, Genk, Belgium, 2021

Every Rupture, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2021

The Stability of the System, Hessisches 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 

Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2023

Cinema Aventure / Sound Image Culture, Brussels, Belgium, 2023

Kino Reitschule, Bern, Switzerland, 2023

e-flux screening room, NYC, USA, 2022

LIMA at LAB111, Amsterdam, USA, 2022

Los Angeles Film Forum, USA, 2021

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA, 2019

ICA, London, UK, 2018

Union Docs, NYC, USA, 2018

Garage Museum, Moscow, Russia, 2018

Close-Up Film Centre, London, UK, 2017

Nightingale Cinema, Chicago, USA, 2016

Microlights, Milwaukee, USA, 2016

VISIONS, Montreal, Canada, 2016

Union Docs, NYC, USA, 2016

Image/Movement, Berlin, Germany, 2015

IMT Gallery, London, UK, 2015

Edinburgh Film Guild, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2015

Film festivals (Selection)

Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands: 2022 / 2017

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark: 2022

Courtisane Film Festival, Ghent, Belgium: 2022 / 2017 / 2016

Guanajuato Film Festival, Mexico: 2022 / 2020

Indie Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal: 2022

Curtocircuito Festival, Santiago de Compostela, Spain: 2022 / 2020

EXiS Seoul, Korea: 2022

Open City Docs Festival, London, UK: 2022 / 2012

Chicago Underground Film Festival, USA: 2022 / 2020 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015

Olhar de Cinema, Curitiba, Brazil: 2022

Camden International Film Festival, USA: 2022

Prismatic Ground, Maysles Documentary Center, NY: 2022 / 2021

Punto de Vista documentary Film Festival, Pamplona, Spain: 2021

Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania: 2021 / 2020 

Berlinale, Germany: 2020 / 2017

Kasseler Dokfest, Germany: 2020 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 /

2014 / 2012

Moscow International Experimental Film Festival: 2020 / 2017

Bucharest Experimental Film Festival, Romania: 2020

Vancouver Film Festival, Canada: 2020

RIDM, Montreal, Canada: 2018

Cinema du Reel, Paris, France: 2018 / 2016

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

Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland: 2017 / 2015

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

L'Alternativa Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain: 2016

Kino Der Kunst, Munich, Germany: 2015

Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, Canada: 2015

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

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

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

Group shows (selection)

Science/Body/Anatomy, Tate Modern, London, UK, 2023

Seoul Mediacity Biennale, Seoul, Korea, 2023

Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan, 2023

Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, 2023

Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Poland, 2023

Systems, M-Cult, Helsinki, Finland, 2023

The Measure of the World, Radius CCA, The Netherlands, 2023

Transmediale, HKW, Berlin, Germany, 2022

In/Visible Measures, Wexner Center for the Arts, USA, 2022

Ecology After Nature, Tramway Glasgow, Scotland, 2022

IMPAKT festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2022

Asia Cultural Center cinemateque, Seoul, South Korea, 2022

Baltic Triannial, CAC Vilnius, Lithuania, 2021

LOOP fair, Barcelona, Spain, 2021

Media Art Biennale WRO, Wroclaw, Poland, 2021 / 2015

Abandon Normal Devices, Manchester, UK, 2021

Post Soviet Histories, REDCAT, Los Angeles, USA, 2021

Russian Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale, 2020

Baltic Triannial Intro, CAC Vilnius, Lithuania, 2020

New Nature, Moving Image Museum, New York, USA, 2020

New Nature, Goethe Institut, Montreal, Canada, 2020

The Allure of Matter, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA, 2020

Ecology Without Nature, e-flux Video and Film, 2020

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

Werkleitz festival Modell und Ruine, Dessau, Germany, 2019

Berlin Atonal, Berlin, Germany, 2019 / 2018

Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2019 / 2018 / 2017

Moscow Young Art Biennale, Moscow, Russia, 2018 / 2016

FRONT Triennial, Cleveland Museum of Art, USA, 2018

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

Matter of Horror, Solyanka gallery, Moscow, Russia, 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

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

CITIZENSFIVE, Art Athina, Athens, Greece, 2017

Perfect Lives, Kunstverein Gottingen,  Gottingen, Germany, 2016

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

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

Publications

 

Geological FilmmakingOpen Humanities Press, 2022

All Thoughts Fly: Monster, Taxonomy, Film, with Beny Wagner, Amsterdam: Sonic Acts Press, 2021

'Monster as Medium: Experiments in Perception in Early Modern Science and Film', with Beny Wagner, e-flux journal, March 2021

Asbestos: Inside and Outside, Toxic and Haptic’, in Environmental Humanities vol. 11 no. 1, 2019

'Never Odd or Even - on Palindromes and Metaphors', with Beny Wagner, Hereafter, Sonic Acts, 2019

'From Exile to Entropy: Notes on Protagonists and the Posthistorical’, Migrations in New Cinema, Cours De Poetique, 2020

'Geological Filmmaking: Seeing Film Through Geology and Geology Through Film’, in Transformations no. 32, 2018

‘Sinkholes in Signification’, with Daniel Mann, Sonic Acts Reader, Sonic Acts, 2018

Talks (selection)

Artist talk, IXDM, University of Basel, Switzerland, 2022

Artist talk, ReCNTR, University of Leiden, Leiden, NL, 2022

Keynote, IMPAKT festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2022

Invited lecture, Humboldt University, Germany 2022

Paper, Visible Evidence conference, University of Frankfurt, 2021

Keynote, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal, 2021

Invited lecture, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL, 2019

Invited lecture, Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2019

Invited lecture, Visual Cultures public program, Goldsmiths, 2019

Invited lecture, Sonic Acts Academy, Amsterdam, NL, 2018

Lecture performance, Plato Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2017

Invited lecture, rongwrong, Amsterdam, NL, 2017

Paper, Digital Ecologies, Bath Spa University, UK, 2017

Invited lecture, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, 2017

Paper, Space and Cinema conference, University of Lisbon, 2016

Paper, Filmforum conference, Universita Udina, Italy, 2015

Awards

Main Award, Science Documentary Festival, Olomouc, 2023

Silvestre Award for Short Film for Constant, Indie Lisboa, 2022

Best International Short Documentary, Guanajuato Film Festival, 2022

Jury Special Mention for Constant, EXiS Seoul, 2022

British Council Travel Grant Fund, 2022 / 2017 / 2015

A Demonstration runner up German Short Film Prize, 2020

Best Visual Concept Prize for A Demonstration, BIEFF, 2020

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 for Exile Exotic, GoEast Open Frame Award, 2017

Full AHRC CHASE funding for PhD, 2016-2018

Postgraduate Annual Fund Scholarship, Kingston University, 2014 

Boise Scholarship, UCL, 2012

Audrey Wykeham Academic Excellence Prize, UCL, 2012

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