Kamila Kuc

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  • I am a multimedia artist and writer whose work explores the transformative potential of apparatuses, memories and archives in the creation of societal myths and narratives. Of particular interest to my practice are stories that subvert dominant narratives and versions of history, especially those relating to post-Soviet identities. In my projects I often employ archival materials to explore complex notions of agency, belonging, identity, memory, representation and cultural heritage. My films have screened in venues and at film festivals nationally and internationally: Whitechapel Gallery, British Film Institute, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Anthology Film Archives New York, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema, Antimatter [Media Art], Montreal Underground Film Festival, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. My films are available via various online repositories, namely artinCINEMA archives, sofy.tv, Vimeo on Demand, and Ann Arbor District Library, Michigan. I am the recipient of many international grants, namely Arts and Humanities Research Council, Arts Council of England (UK), British Council, New Mexico Arts, New Mexico Humanities Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). I am also the author and editor of numerous books and articles on experimental media, including Visions of Avant-Garde Film (Indiana University Press) and the co-founder, with Sam Jury, of Disasters of Peace - a creative initiative that encompasses research, writing, making and curating. With Tessa Garland and Sophie Hill, I am the curator of the 2020 edition of Visions in the Nunnery, renowned showcase of diverse moving image and performance works. I teach film and media on the MA Film & Screen Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.


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