Metahaven: Digital Tarkovsky

Art der Veranstaltung



Fachbereich Theorie, Master

Ort & Zeit

Mi, 12. Mai 2021, 17:00 Uhr

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Metahaven, Elektra (2019), still. Courtesy the artists and Berliner Festspiele.

Metahaven will be joining the project „Photography, Cinema and the Everyday Enigma of Time“ by Prof. Dr. David Quigley. Interested public is invited to join the Zoom meeting!

Digital Tarkovsky, Metahaven

We will be talking about our essay Digital Tarkovsky (2018), and especially about the notion of poetic cinema as an ongoing trajectory, extending Viktor Shklovsky’s famous text, „Poetry and Prose in Cinema,“ into the age of digital platforms. Recognizing that poetic cinema has become largely marginalized within the industry, our perspective on these matters is not purely theoretical but in continuous dialogue with our ways of working as artists and filmmakers.

Metahaven, Hometown (2018), two-channel film work. Installation view at Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, 2020.

The work of Metahaven consists of filmmaking, writing, and design. Films by Metahaven include The Sprawl (Propaganda about Propaganda) (2015), Information Skies (2016, nominated for the 2017 European Film Awards), Hometown (2018), and Eurasia (Questions on Happiness) (2018). Solo exhibitions include Turnarounds, e-flux, New York (2019), Version History, ICA London (2018), Earth, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2018), Hometown, Izolyatsia, Kyiv (2018), Information Skies, Auto Italia, London (2016), The Sprawl, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2015), and Islands in the Cloud, MoMA PS1, New York (2013).

Group exhibitions include Ghost:2651, Bangkok (2018), the Busan Biennale (2018), the Sharjah Biennial (2017), the Gwangju Biennale (2016), Private Settings: Art after the Internet, Warsaw Museum of Modern Art (2014), and Frozen Lakes, Artists Space, New York (2013). Recent lectures and events include “An Evening with Metahaven,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2019), “After The Sprawl,” Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2019), and “Inhabitant,” Harvard GSD, Cambridge (2020).

Recent publications include PSYOP: An Anthology (Koenig Books, London, 2018), and Digital Tarkovsky (Strelka Press, Moscow, 2018).


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