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tina bastajian

media artist_ researcher _ curator_ conjurer

A Los Angeles born film/media artist and currently a PhD researcher at the University of Amsterdam’s School for Cultural Analysis and is a member of the Imagined Futures (iFut) research group, which interrogates the triangulation of the avant-garde, the academy and popular applications of media technology. Research has focused on strategies of documentation, alternative preservation tactics and re-presentation of filmic performative works (i.e. Expanded Cinema), as well as uncovering dis-locative or accented tendencies in locative media. She is interested in the afterlives produced: performative, archival, and documentary elements as new connections surface with the passage of time and through the migration of sound and image. Themes of the fragment, translation, the trace and returns are also intrinsic to her own work within experimental, exilic and diasporan film.

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