On Cinematic Things
Lukas Brašiškis presents his ideas on ‘cinematic things, a research in progress. Lukas Brašiškis is a PhD candidate at New York University Department of Cinema Studies. In his academic work and courses taught Lukas examines the history and theory of representations of the non-human in film and media, explores various aspects of contemporary world cinema (with an emphasis on representation of material constituents in the post-Soviet Eastern European films of the 1990s and the 2000s.), as well as investigates intersections of philosophy, cinema and contemporary art.
Lukas has a chapter in a book Film and Philosophy (Vilnius University Press, 2013), he has contributed many essays and film reviews to film journals (Senses of Cinema and Lithuanian quarterly Kinas), as well as curated a number of film programs and events (e.g., a film program Human, Machine, Material (with Leo Goldsmith), a retrospective of films by Nathaniel Dorsky, a film symposium Welcome to Anthropocene, among others.