Sasha Litvintseva

Ann Hirsch performs the predicament of marriage, porn + sex positive feminism at PLASTIK Festival, Mar 25

24 March 2017

Ann Hirsch is performing ‘The Rest of My Life (my fantasies, my choice)’ at Dublin’s Temple Bar Gallery + Studios on March 25.

The event is part of Ireland’s PLASTIK Festival of Artists Moving Image, running March 24 to 26, and is run in in collaboration with London’s LUX Moving Image. Other notable events include screenings ‘A Flight From Reason,’ curated by Yuri Pattison, and ‘Vertical Landscapes,’ curated by Sasha Litvintseva.

The LA-based performance and video artist, Hirsch, will be performing the new work which “delves into the predicament of her recent marriage, a growing addiction to pornography, and an endearing bitterness for sex positive feminism.” Hirsch’s practice looks at culture and gender through the lens of technology, and in usually occupying the subject in front of the lens, she deals with “personal issues with emotion, sincerity, and comical levity.”

See the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios website for details.**

Courtesy PLASTIK Festival.
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CAPTURE screening event @ Evelyn Yard, Oct 22

21 October 2015

Spectrum is hosting a screening called CAPTURE at London’s Evelyn Yard on October 22.

Guest curated by Whitechapel Gallery Film Curator Gareth Evans, the event will present the work of Jamie Jenkinson, Sasha Litvintseva and You QI, as well as a guest artist Cordelia Swann, in a survey of moving images that seek to highlight how “image is physically restrained within the frame, mirroring our own visual perspective and the frames of other image producing media”.

The survey examines the consumption of images within cinema, film photography and digital photography, and explores sentient experience and personal histories within broader notions of “nostalgia, familiarity and cultural memory”.

See the Facebook event page for details.**   

Gif by Sasha Litvintseva.

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KERNEL + What We Name… @ Union Pacific, Feb 28 – Mar 28

26 February 2015

London gallery Union Pacific is launching Bridge, the latest exhibition from KERNEL, as well as projects with Sasha Litvintseva and Lewis Teague Wright titled What we name, we can contain, both running from February 28 to March 28.

In Bridge, the Athenian art collective (founded by architect Pegy Zali and artists Petros Moris and Theodoros Giannakis) takes a peripheral event as its source of inspiration, re-imagining a critical narrative on the modern movements of matter, people, and energy. Built as a reference to a new railway transport bridge in the suburbs of Athens that was mysteriously sabotaged, the exhibition takes the form of “millions of microscopic fragments of phosphor-coated lamb glass, deformed metal and wood chips are still lying within the tunnel, mixed with the gray crushed stone of the railway”.

For What we name, we can contain, Litvintseva and Wright provide only an abstract lengthy text referencing things like “lashing blood-infused spit”, “beacher mermaid”, and “the void”. The text ends with:

Tongue and beans in broth,

Brick in a box.

I won’t take no for an answer,

I was born to be a dancer.

What we name,

We can contain,

Out here hanging brain.

See the Bridge page and the What we name, we can contain press release for details. **

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6th Sense @ Minibar, Jan 15 – Feb 7

15 January 2015

Minibar will be hosting the 6th Sense group show at their Stockholm space, running from January 15 to February 7.

The Swedish artist space is bringing a handful of international artists together for the group show, curated by Anna Sagström and Matilda Tjäder of Sternberg Press. Contributing to 6th Sense are US artists Joel Dean and Michael Guidetti, Sweden’s Jenny Kalliokulju, Russia’s Sasha Litvintseva, and Sweden/US’s Sydney Shen working collaboratively with Sagström herself.

The show will also be accompanied by the release of a pamphlet which include texts by another slew of artist-writers, including Sydney Beaumont, Sean Fabi, Nora N. Khan, Ryan Kuo, Josh Minkus as well as contributing artist Kalliokulju.

See the Minibar exhibition page for details. **


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