Nearly all of us have shot home movies: on film, on video tape, or using the digital cameras built in to our mobile phones. We have filmed our children, family celebrations, or vacations. Now, imagine how a home-movie might look like if it were shot in the Warsaw Ghetto at the beginning of the 1940s by a German worker on vacation…
“2 home-movies” invites the viewer to look again at historically charged material from a different perspective and to think about our desire to pick-up a camera to record disasters.”
Masha Godovannaya is a visual artist, queer-feminist researcher, curator, and educator, born in Moscow, Russia. Approaching art production as collective action, her artistic practice is closely connected to artistic research and draws on combinations of approaches and spheres such as moving image theory, sociology, feminist studies, queer theory, and contemporary art.
Masha holds MFA degree in Film/Video from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, New York, and MA in Sociology from European University in St. Petersburg, Russia. Currently, she is a candidate in PhD in Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.
Masha’s films and visual works have been shown at many festivals, screenings and art venues (such as Rotterdam Film Festival, the Tate Modern, Oberhausen International Film Festival, London Film Festival, Manifesta-10, 7th Liverpool Biennial, Center Georges Pompidou, etc.)
At the end of 2015 together with group of artists, activists, and social researches from St. Petersburg, Russia, she co-founded a queer-feminist affinity art group “Unwanted Organisation”