Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė is an artist and researcher interested in experimenting with and investigating moving image installations and their capacity for affect and experience.
The main objective of her research is to explore artists' films and moving image installations that aim to intensify corporeal sensations. "Sentio ergo sum. Investigating the Corporeal in Artists' Films and Moving Image Installations" seeks to consider affect as a powerful means to stimulate a sensation of one's corporeality, and also observes its philosophical implications. By approaching it through media archaeology and film studies, the research focuses on investigating how spectators' bodies relate to moving image, and how this medium can evoke the bodily itself to the viewer by stimulating their sensory perception. This research seeks to contribute to the studies of haptic visuality and sensuality in film and screen studies by merging media archaeology, philosophy, contemporary art, and baroque aesthetics. Such an interdisciplinary approach allows investigating the potential of moving image installations to function as sites for an experiential critique of the established discourse on contemporary media environments.
Geistė holds a BA in Media and Communications and a Masters Degree in Film and Screen Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London.