lukas brasiskis online portfolio

    UPCOMING  |  ONGOING:

Fall 2014 - Spring 2020. Ph.D. Candidate

at the Department of Cinema Studies,

New York University (NYU)

 

 

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CONFERENCE PAPERS

Sensorial Reconsideration of Materials in Films by Lithuanian Contemporary Artists. A paper presentation at NECS International Conference, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France. 21 June, 2017.                          

On the Possibility of Object Position Film Theory. A paper presentation at SCMS International Conference,  Chicago, USA. 24 March, 2017

Haunting Spaces: Socialist Urban Space in Recent Post-Soviet Films from Baltic Countries. A paper presentation at the international conference “Space and Cinema". University of Lisbon. Lisbon, Portugal. 1 December, 2016.

Reenactment of Cinematographic Past: Complex Temporal Objects Situated Between Cinema and Contemporary Art. A paper presentation at the international conference “Film-Philosophy". University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland. 6 July, 2016.

Cinematic (Re)Turn to Documentary Archives: New Historicity(-ies) in PostSocialist Found Footage Films. A paper presentation at XXXI CICOM TiMeDoc Conference: Time and Memory in Non-fiction Cinema. Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona. Spain. 22 June, 2016.

Representation of Present-day Inhabitants of Socialist Urban Space in Post-Soviet Films from Baltic Countries. A paper presentation at Film&History conference (theme: Journeys, Detours, Breakdowns, Panel: Post-Socialist Cinema I: Out of the Past?). University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA. 7 November, 2015

Reconsideration of Materiality of Monumental Memory in Films by Contemporary Artists from Baltic Countries. A paper presentation at Mnemonics Conference. King’s College London, England. 10 September, 2015.

Temporal Dimension of Nonrepresentational Realism in Early Films by Sarunas Bartas. A paper presentation at the international conference Philosophy and Film: Thinking Reality and Time through Film. The University of Lisbon, Portugal. 6 May 2014. 

Re-edited Images from the Communist Film Archive – Possibilities for New Interpretations of the Recent Past. Presentation at the international film studies conference “Visible Evidence”. A panel: “Post-Communism and the Politics of Memory”, Stockholm University, Sweden. 16 August 2013.

The archival (re)turn: New imagery of Soviet people in post-Soviet compilation films. Presentation at the international film studies and film philosophy conference “Film-Philosophy: Beyond Film”. A panel: “Re-writing Film History”,  Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (University of Amsterdam), Netherlands. 10 July 2013.

On the Possibility of Non-representational Film Realism. Presentation at the annual interdisciplinary conference “Religion and Culture”. A panel: “Philosophical Researches of Film Art” (the panel’s chair: Jūratė Baranova, PhD), Vilnius University, Lithuania. 5 May 2012.

Post-production of the Past: Moving Images as Smooth or Monumental MemoryPresentation at the Annual Graduate Student Conference “Critical Themes in Media Studies”. A panel: “Cinematic Experience and Memory Sense“ (the panel’s chair: Sam Ishii-Gonzalez, PhD), The New School University, NY. 15 April 2011.

 

PUBLIC TALKS, CURATED EVENTS AND MODERATED DISCUSSIONS

Programmer and curator of Film Symposium "Cinema Camp: Welcome to the Anthropocene",  Antaliepte, Lithuania, 27-31 July, 2017. (a list of guests and speakers include: Ben Rivers, Denis Côté, Pawel Wojtasik, Joshua Bonneta, Emilija Skarnulyte, Tiago de Luca, Timothy Morton, Rugile Barzdziukaite, among others)

Becoming-Animal with Cinema, a lecture at the Film Symposium "Cinema Camp: Welcome to the Anthropocene",  Antaliepte, Lithuania, 27 July, 2017.

A Short History of Kino-Eye, a lecture at the 7th Annual Cinema Camp, Gelgaudiskis, Lithuania, 28 July, 2016.

Human. Material. Machine, a co-curator and co-presenter of two-week long film and video program (together with Leo Goldsmith). Contemporary Art Center Cinema, Vilnius, Lithuania, 5-16 August 2015.

Co-chair of NYU Cinema Studies Graduate Student Conference 2015. Theme: Shock Value: Experience, Affect, & the Moving Image. Department of Cinema Studies, New York University. New York, USA, 20-21 February 2015.

Curator of Nathaniel Dorsky: Devotional Cinema, a first Lithuanian retrospective of Dorsky's films accompanied by lecture series. Contemporary Art Center Cinema, Vilnius, Lithuania, 11-15 June 2014.

Public conversation with Canadian film director Denis Côté at Kaunas International Film Festival. Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania. 28 September 2013.

Moderation of a public discussion with film director Sergey Loznitsa (together with Lina Kaminskaite and Giedre Beinoriute). Mediateque, Vilnius, Lithuania. 17 March 2013.

In Search of the Past Time: Memory, History and Found Film FootageA moderator of the public discussion, which was a part of the project Cinémémoire. Mediateque, Vilnius, Lithuania. 15 November 2012. 

A Short History of Non-human Cinema, a talk given at Kaunas International Film Festival, Vytautas Magnus University Gallery 101, Kaunas, Lithuania, 29 September 2012 // Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania, 7 October 2012.

Compilation Films: Possibilities for New Histories to Emerge, a lecture given at 3rd Annual Film Camp organized by Media and Film Education Center “Meno avilys” in Žeimiai, Lithuania. 28 July 2012. 

A Non-human Experience of Film, a talk as a "copy" of Laura Kaminskaite’s conceptual artwork „Crocodile is strolling through the shows”. Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania. 4 July 2012.

What is The Meaning of Cinema for Mikhail Iampolski?A presentation on the notion of temporality in Iampolski's film theory given in the discussion panel on Mikhail Iampolski’s book Language, Body, Chance: Cinema and the Search for Meaning (panel’s chair: Natalija Arlauskaite, PhD). Mediateque, Vilnius, Lithuania. 18 April 2012.

A public conversation A Man in Front of The Camera with Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr at Kaunas International Film Festival. Vytautas Magnus University Gallery “101”. 5 October 2011.

Concept lectures given in the Contemporary Past: Moving Images as a Fluid Memory, an international theory-and-practice based film workshop. Nida’s Art Colony, Lithuania. June 7-21 2011.

Video Education and Visual Literacy, a talk given in the International Film Education Forum “Viducate”, Berlin, Germany. 21 March 2009.

ACADEMIC TEACHING

Animals on Screen: From Narrative Function to Ethnographic Objects, an undergraduate-level course taught at The Department of Cinema Studies, New York University. Fall Semester, 2017.

Utopia/Dystopia: Cinematic Visions of the Future, an undergraduate-level recitation seminars instructed at The Department of Cinema Studies, New York University. Fall Semester, 2016.

American Cinema: 1960 to the Present, an undergraduate-level recitation seminars instructed at The Department of Cinema Studies, New York University. Spring Semester, 2016.

International Cinema: Origins to 1960s, an undergraduate-level recitation seminars instructed at The Department of Cinema Studies, New York University. Fall Semester, 2015.

Cinematic Space and Time, a graduate-level course instructed at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania, Department of UNESCO Cultural Management and Cultural Policy. Fall semesters of 2011 and 2012.

Film History and Theory, an undergraduate-level course instructed at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania, Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism. Spring semesters of 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Film Histories, a graduate-level course instructed at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Department of UNESCO Cultural Management and Cultural Policy. Vilnius, Lithuania. Spring semesters of 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Spatio-temporal Aesthetics of Film, an undergraduate-level course instructed at Lithuanian Academy of Music, Theatre and Cinema. Vilnius, Lithuania, Faculty of Theatre and Film. Fall semester, 2011.

Understanding Media Studies, a teaching assistant for a graduate-level course taught by Shannon Mattern at The New School University, Department of Media Studies. Fall semester, 2010 and Spring semester, 2011.

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