Elemental Relations Curators

Lukas Brasiskis is a film and media researcher, teacher and curator, currently a PhD candidate at New York University in the Department of Cinema Studies and an adjunct lecturer at NYU and CUNY/Brooklyn College. His research interests include eco-media, philosophy and aesthetics of world cinema, expanded forms of moving-image practices as well as intersections between film and contemporary art worlds. Brasiskis’ texts have been published in both academic and non-academic media and he is currently co-editing a volume on Cinema and the Environment in Eastern Europe for Berghahn Books and Jonas Mekas: The Camera is Always Running for Yale University Press. He has curated a number of screening programs, including True Fake: Artists’ Films Troubling the Real (e-flux, NY), Ecology After Nature (e-flux, NY), From Matter to Data: Ecology of Infrastructures (with Inga Lace, MoMa, NY), Environmental Memories in East-Central European Art (Alternative Film/Video Festival, Belgrade), Landscape to be Experienced and to be Read: Time, Ecology, Politics on the work of filmmaker James Benning (CAC, Vilnius), Mermaid with The Movie Camera (Spectacle Theater, NY), Human, Material, Machine (with Leo Goldsmith, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania), Baltic Poetic Documentary as Ethnographic Cinema (NYU, NY), Welcome to the Anthropocene (CCAMP, Lithuania), and a retrospective of the films of Nathaniel Dorsky (CAC, Vilnius) among others.

Weixian Pan is an Assistant Professor of Interactive Media Arts at NYU Shanghai. She received her PhD in Film and Moving Image Studies from Concordia University, Montreal. Previously she taught at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and worked as the lead coordinator and researcher in the Global Emergent Media Lab. Her research focuses on the critical intersection between media and environments, in particular through material and infrastructural connections as well as various forms of mediation. Her current book project examines how media shapes the materiality and imaginary of China’s riverine and oceanic environments. Her work has appeared in peer-review journals such as Asiascape: Digital Asia, Culture Machine, and Journal of Environmental Media.

Xin Zhou is a researcher, writer and curator based in Shanghai. His research interests are loosely connected around the concept of critical infrastructure, artist’s film and video, and the history and theory of science and educational films in socialist China. He has curated public programs and film series at Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (Boston), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Korea) in Seoul, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and elsewhere. He has also written for a number of art and film publications, including ArtReview Asia, The Brooklyn Rail, Film Comment, Frieze, etc. He has a MA in Cinema Studies from New York University, and has previously held curatorial positions at Long March Space (Beijing) and HOW Art Museum (Shanghai).