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 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, Punto de Vista film festivals, the Baltic Triennial and Venice Architecture Biennale, 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.

 

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

Upcoming and Recent

New book monograph Geological Filmmaking

coming soon with Open Humanities Press

Constant: wins the Silvestre Award for Short Film

Indie Lisboa, 2022

Constant: Prismatic Ground film festival,

Maysles Documentary Centre, New York, 5-8 May 2022

Constant: Indie Lisboa Film Festival, Silvestre Competition, 

Lisbon, Portugal, 30 April - 5 May, 2022

A Demonstration joins Criterion Channel collection,

streaming from April 2022

 

Constant: Courtisane Film Festival

Ghent, Belgium, 31 March - 3 April 2022

Interview in BOMB Magazine

Interview in Filmmaker Magazine

Constant: CPH:DOX, NEW:VISION competition, 

Copenhagen, Denmark, 23 March - 3 April 2022

 

Constant: First Look, Museum of the Moving Image,

New York, USA, 16-20 March 2022

Constant: Ammodo Tiger Shorts Competition

International Film Festival Rotterdam, NL, 26.01-06.02.2022

Transmediale

HKW, Berlin, Germany, 28-29 January 2022

A Demonstration: Stuttgarter Filmwinter Film and Media Festival, 

Stuttgart, Germany, 9-18 January 2022

Invited Lecture: 'Monsters, Measures and Materials', Dis/Entangling Perspectives in Material Research lecture series, 

Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 3 January 2022

 

 

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 

 

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

Indie Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal: 2022

First Look, Museum of the Moving Image, NY, 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

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

Curtocircuito Festival, Santiago de Compostela, Spain: 2020

Guanajuato Film Festival, Mexico: 2020

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

Plastik Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland: 2017

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

Open City Docs Festival, London, UK: 2012

Group shows (selection)

Transmediale, HKW, Berlin, Germany, 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 (coming soon)

 

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, special issue on ‘Toxic Embodiment’, 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, ed.  Ektoras Arkomanis, 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)

The Materialities of Measures, in collaboration with Beny Wagner, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany 2022

'Monstrare’: Documenting Beyond the Indexical, in collaboration with Beny Wagner, Visible Evidence conference, University of Frankfurt, 2021

Monsters, Measures and Movements, in collaboration with Beny Wagner, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Porto, 2021

Geological Filmmaking, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2019

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

 

Sinkholes in Signification, in collaboration with Daniel Mann, Visual Cultures department public program, Goldsmiths, 2019

 

This is not a hole: sinkholes in signification, in collaboration with Daniel Mann, Sonic Acts Academy, Amsterdam, NL, 2018

 

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

 

haptics/optics inside/outside, rongwrong, Amsterdam, NL, 2017

 

Asbestos and the moving image, Digital Ecologies in the Anthropocene symposium, Bath Spa University, UK, 2017

 

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

 

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

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

Silvestre Award for Short Film for Constant, Indie Lisboa, 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