Research Topic: Investigating the Corporeal in Artists’ Moving Image Installations


Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė is a Lithuanian artist and a doctoral candidate at Cambridge Film and Screen. She holds a BA in Media and Communications and an MA in Film and Screen Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London. Alongside her research interests, Geistė also engages with her own photographic and moving image practice, which contributes to her approach to research as a form of embodied knowledge.


Geistė’s research project focuses on artists’ moving image installations and their capacity for affect and experience. The project seeks to investigate the potential of such installations to function as sites for an experiential critique of contemporary media environment. Geistė works at the intersection of media theory, contemporary art, philosophy, and film studies.           


2019-23 OOC AHRC DTP Studentship, University of Cambridge

2023 DYCP Award, Arts Council England

2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023 Artist grants awarded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture

2014-15 MA Scholarship, Goldsmiths, University of London


2023 Guest lecturer, BA Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London (London, UK)

2021 Guest lecturer, MA Screen Cultures, University of Oslo (Oslo, Norway)

2021 Guest lecturer, BA Digital Arts, University of Kent (Canterbury, UK)

2021 Guest lecturer, BA New Media Art, Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania)

2020-22 Supervisor and seminar leader, CS6: European Cinema (Tripos Part II paper),

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics, University of Cambridge

Conferences / Seminars

2023 Seminar, 69th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Oberhausen, Germany)

2022 Speaker at the AMPS Conference, Representing Pasts – Visioning Futures (Queen’s University Belfast, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, National University of Singapore)

2022 Speaker at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference. Online

2021 Performance lecture, Tactics and Praxis: Creativity, Pleasure and Ethics in Academic Work, 5-8 July. CRASSH, University of Cambridge (UK)

2021 A Planet of People (2017-2019): Interactive 3D Human Scanning as Critique, NECS Conference. Transitions: Moving Images and Bodies, University of Palermo

2017 Part 2. Bodies Inside Out: Investigating the Corporeal in Moving Image Installations, NECS Conference. Sensibility and the Senses. Media, Bodies, Practices, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3

2016 Part 1. Bodies Inside Out: Investigating the Corporeal in Moving Image Installations, 22nd International Conference of Film Studies. Contemporary Film and Media Aesthetics, Università Roma Tre

Other activities and roles

Alongside her creative practice and doctoral research, Geistė has published interviews and articles on contemporary photographers, and writes essays for various projects and catalogues. Recent publication Notes on the Unfolding Flesh as part of the research project Constellations funded by Welcome Trust:

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