UPCOMING | ONGOING:
Fall 2014 - Spring 2020. Ph.D. Candidate
at the Department of Cinema Studies,
New York University (NYU)
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 Memory. Presentation 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 Footage. A 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.
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.