© Masha Godovannaya

Masha GODOVANNAYA

(1976- )
Nationality: American & Russian

Masha Godovannaya is a visual artist, queer-feminist researcher, curator, and educator.
Born in Moscow in 1976, Masha studied music, literature, and book publishing before leaving for the United States in 1995. In New York, Masha joined the Mecca of experimental cinema, the Anthology Film Archives. During several years, she devoted herself to programming film series in various cultural institutions and festivals, and in the meantime worked on her own movies.
After living in New York for seven years, she returned to St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2003 where she continued her artistic career and taught film/video classes at the Department of Liberal Arts and Science (Smolny College) of St. Petersburg State University. In 2016, she entered the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria, as a PhD-in-Practice candidate.
Approaching art production as artistic research and collective action, Masha's artistic and scholarly practices draw on combinations of approaches and spheres such as moving image theory, experimental cinema, and DIY video tradition, social science, queer theory, decolonial methodologies, and contemporary art.
Masha holds an MFA degree in Film/Video from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, New York, and an MA in Sociology from European University in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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 a group of artists, activists, and social researchers from St. Petersburg, Russia, she co-founded a queer-feminist affinity art group "Unwanted Organisation" (https://faagunwanted.wordpress.com/)
Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

23 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

THE CITY BRIDGES ARE OPEN AGAIN - Opyat' v gorode razvedeny mosty
2020 / 35mm & HD / b&w / sound / single screen / 9' 34 / 60 €
distribution: Digital file on server
TOMORROW I FAILED COMPLETELY
2020 / 16mm & HD & Mobile phone / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 6' 30 / 50 €
distribution: Digital file on server
WHO SAID THERE WILL BE A WALK IN TIME
2018 / HDV / color / sound / single screen / 42' 03 / 150 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  BLESSING
2014 / Video / color / sound / single screen / 7' 14 / 32 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  A FEAST IN TIME OF PLAGUE
2014 / Video / color / sound / single screen / 12' 41 / 47 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  FETISH FRAMES #1
2013 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 3' 00 / 25 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  HUNGER
2011 / Video / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 39' 07 / 126 €
distribution: Digital file on server or Digital file on USB stick
  40
2010 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 10' 00 / 42 €
distribution: Digital file on server
GIVE ME BACK THE PROPELLER
2009 / Mini DV / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 19' 48 / 78 €
distribution: Digital file on server
2 HOME-MOVIES
2008-2009 / Mini DV / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 8' 42 / 40 €
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  ALONG WITH THE PHOENIX
2008 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 10' 00 / 32 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR
2006-2007 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 60' 26 / 80 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  GNAWED VANITY
2006 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 8' 00 / 38 €
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  ANOTHER PLACE AND YET THE SAME
2005 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 35' 00 / 112 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  UNTITLED 1
2005 / Super 8mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 4' 00 / 21 €
distribution: Digital file on server or Mini DV
MAGIC FERRY-2
2001-2005 / 16mm / tinted b&w / sound / single screen / 0' 40 / 17 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  DROPS ON MARBLE
2003 / color / sound / single screen / 9' 00 / 29 €
distribution: Digital file on server
MUZHCHINI
2002 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 3' 00 / 20 €
distribution: 16mm
  A FEW DRUNKARDS AT THE MARS BAR
2001 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 0' 50 / 17 €
distribution: 16mm
  THE FIRST ROUND DANCE
2001 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 3' 00 / 20 €
distribution: 16mm
  MAGIC FERRY
2001 / 16mm / tinted b&w / silent / single screen / 0' 30 / 17 €
distribution: 16mm
YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD SNAKE DOWN
2000 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 4' 00 / 21 € or 30 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
  NEW YORK UNDERGROUND
1999 / Super 8mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 7' 00 / 40 €
distribution: Digital file on server