Lukas Brasiskis is a film and media researcher and curator, currently a PhD candidate at New York University in the Department of Cinema Studies and an adjunct professor at NYU and CUNY/Brooklyn College. In his works Brasiskis combines backgrounds coming from the studies of film and media, art history, and philosophy. His interests
include eco-media (with an emphasis on limits and potentialities of mediation of the the material and the elemental in regard to different political discourses and cultural
understandings), politics and aesthetics of the world cinema, and study of intersections between moving image cultures and contemporary art world. Brasiskis’ texts have been published in both academic and non-academic media and he has curated and programmed a number of screenings. The list includes a video art program Environmental Memories in East-Central European Art (Alternative Film/Video Festival. Belgrade, Serbia), James Benning’s film program Landscape to be Experienced and to be Read: Time, Ecology, Politics (CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania), a film program Mermaid with The Movie Camera (Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, NY), a program of experimental films Human, Material, Machine (together with Leo Goldsmith, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania), a screening and a discussion event Baltic Poetic Documentary as Ethnographic Cinema (NYU, NY), a film program Welcome to the Anthropocene (CCAMP, Lithuania), a retrospective of films by Nathaniel Dorsky (CAC, Vilnius), among others.
Artists reflect on the environmental damage caused by socialist modernization and capitalist industrialization.
Artists reflect on the intersections between historic Soviet architecture and newly built infrastructures.
Artists reflect upon the role infrastructures of energy play in implementation of (geo)politics and emphasize the effects that exerts on the environment.