The lecture is available only for participants of the School for Young Artists program
The theme of Masha Godovannaya's master class is diary films: its history, theory and language. School for Young Artists program’s participants will discuss the classic works of Marie Menken, the founder of the diary film genre, and Jonas Mekas, who, according to film historian David James, reformed it and fulfil the poetic potential of film writing, as well as contemporary examples of diary films and its influence on the genre of essay films.
Artists will practice in video and filmmaking as well as discuss what audiovisual medium offers to an artist and the ways to assemble a coherent — even in its fragmentation — statement.
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