paris, view from centre pompidou, 2011 © eva kozanecka

mood: something has to change

reading: anatomy of the studio visit from pablo helguera

watching: homecoming: a placeless place, commissioned by scarborough museums trust, in response to a selection of replies from the general public in Scarborough to a public call out in August 2020, asking the question, ‘what does home mean to you?’

listening to: there’s a possibility by lykke li

thinking about: how strongly the music of lykke li takes me back to 2011: an edit room in new york, wrapping a commercial for microsoft, my colleagues talking about how I was leaving the advertising business to study french in vermont. then, me going to france to make movies

working on: the garden project, and sketches for climate-related AI experiments



Sheffield DocFest x Beyond Story Study Group

mood: “when and why did story become today’s pre-eminent mode for documentary? what gets lost when storied structures prevail?” via world records journal

reading: an ultraviole(n)t border by ersela kripa & stephen mueller (thanks, shelby doyle)

watching: call my agent! (via netflix), it’s in french, cynical and witty

listening to: avril 14th by aphex twins (via youtube)

thinking about: shade equity and site perspectives, after listening in to to student presentations on accessible dwelling units (ADUs) and machine learning at SCI-Arc. the class is part of a research effort supported by google’s artists + machine intelligence program.

working on: a lightning talk on how i work with artist communities at google research

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“Pay attention, motherfuckers.” Bruce Nauman. 1973

mood: pay attention, motherfuckers

reading: (1) harun farocki: working on the sightlines edited by thomas elsaesser (2) the inland sea by madeleine watts

watching: terra femme by courtney stephens

listening to: you are everything by the stylistics

working on: a manual on creative approaches to image, sound and form inspired by documentary film practices for user experience researchers

thinking about: eyal weizman (founding director, forensic architecture) on open verification and an aesthetic commons; check out his conversation with martine syms on her new-ish podcast, mirror with a memory, in episode 6: power

want to see more: research grants for documentary filmmakers (thx, catapult film fund)

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Eva Kozanecka

Eva Kozanecka

Creative Director, Filmmaker. Currently @Google. Ex @MuseumModernArt @JWTNewYork