The lecture is available only for participants of the School for Young Artists program
Masha Godovannaya will present her films and videos from the perspective of the diary films, which is one of the fundamental genres of experimental cinema. She uses the camera like a pencil that dangles in her pocket, and the frame is like a sheet of paper, always available for writing.
Many of the images and sounds in her films appear spontaneously and intuitively. However, they follow by a careful selection and editing. By sharing the filmmaking processes, Masha Godovannaya offers young artists her works for critical analysis and commenting, in order to grope and understand how the genre of diary films works in the aesthetics of one artist.
Masha Godovannaya is a visual artist, experimental filmmaker, and queer-feminist researcher, born in Moscow, Russia. Approaching art production as an artistic research and collective action, Masha’s artistic practice draws on combinations of approaches and spheres such as moving image theory, experimental cinema, and DIY video tradition, social science, queer theory, decolonial methodologies, and contemporary art. Masha’s films and visual works have been shown at many festivals, screenings and art venues (such as Rotterdam Film Festival (the Netherlands), Oberhausen International Film Festival (Germany), London Film Festival (UK), Manifesta-10 (Russia), 7th Liverpool Biennial (UK), Galway Film Festival (Ireland), the Tate Modern (UK), Center Georges Pompidou (France) and many others.
She holds an MFA degree in Film/Video from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, New York, and MA in Sociology from European University in St. Petersburg, Russia. Currently, she is a candidate in PhD in Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria.
Image: Masha Godovannaya Tomorrow I Failed Completely. 2020