Lukas Brasiskis is a film and media researcher and curator, currently a PhD candidate at New York University in the Department of Cinema Studies and an adjunct professor at NYU and CUNY/Brooklyn College. In his works Brasiskis combines backgrounds coming from the studies of film and media, art history, and philosophy. His interests include eco-media (with an emphasis on limits and potentialities of mediation of the the material and the elemental in regard to different political discourses and cultural understandings), politics and aesthetics of the world cinema, and study of intersections between moving image cultures and contemporary art world. Brasiskis’ texts have been published in both academic and non-academic media and he has curated and programmed a number of screenings. The list includes a video art program Environmental Memories in East-Central European Art (Alternative Film/Video Festival. Belgrade, Serbia), James Benning's film program Landscape to be Experienced and to be Read: Time, Ecology, Politics (CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania), a film program Mermaid with The Movie Camera (Spectacle Theater, NY), a program of experimental films Human, Material, Machine (together with Leo Goldsmith, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania), a screening and a discussion event Baltic Poetic Documentary as Ethnographic Cinema (NYU, NY), a film program Welcome to the Anthropocene  (CCAMP, Lithuania), a retrospective of films by Nathaniel Dorsky (CAC, Vilnius), among others.

Inga Lāce is C-MAP Central and Eastern Europe Fellow at MoMA, New York. She has been curator at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art since 2012 and curator of the Latvian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019 with the artist Daiga Grantina (co-curated with Valentinas Klimašauskas). She has also been co-curator of the 7th-10th editions of the contemporary art festival SURVIVAL KIT (with Jonatan Habib Engqvist in 2017 and Angels Miralda and Solvita Krese in 2018-19, Riga). She is also co-curator of a research and exhibition project Portable Landscapes with exhibitions at Villa Vassilieff, Paris, Latvian National Art Museum, Riga (2018) and James Gallery at CUNY, New York (2019) and an upcoming publication. She has curated exhibitions It Won’t Be Long Now, Comrades! at Framer Framed, Amsterdam (2017, co-curated with Katia Krupennikova) and Performing the Fringe at Konsthall C, Stockholm (co-curated with Jussi Koitela, 2020). Lāce was curatorial fellow at de Appel, Amsterdam (2015-2016) organizing a program and editing a publication on intersection of art and ecology Instituting Ecologies

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This film program is co-sponsored by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Lithuanian Culture Institute and Lithuanian Cultural Attaché in New York, Consulate General of Estonia in New York, Polish Cultural Institute New York, and Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in New York.

Energy Island (Emilija Škarnulytė, 2017)