Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė

Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė

Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė is a Lithuanian artist and researcher, who works with moving-image and photography to explore notions of belonging, alienation, and the unknown through the perspective of the Other.

Her practice is defined by encounters with the eerie, which is understood to be both the cessation of a comfort zone – whether self, human, habit, habitat, milieu – and alertness to a yet-to-be identified presence.

Since 2014, her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the UK (The Photographers’ Gallery; 253 Hoxton), Lithuania (Kaunas Photography Gallery; MO Museum; Prospektas Gallery; Sodų 4 project space; Vartai Gallery; Vilnius Picture Gallery; Pranas Domšaitis Gallery; Atletika Gallery), Norway (Fotogalleriet), Taiwan (National Center of Photography and Images; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts), South Korea (The Museum of Photography), China (Inside-Out Art Museum). In 2018, she was commissioned to create a four-channel video installation for the Boiler Room x Tinder events in Bristol, Glasgow, and London. She holds a PhD in Film and Screen Studies from the University of Cambridge.

The Pool

HD Video / 14:00 min / 2020

This video essay takes a form of a folding between physical and psychical boundaries, which visually figures as the shore, a central element to "The Pool" in literal and metaphoric senses. Symbolic of limit, incursion and threshold, the shore is the site par excellence for incantations of, or encounters with Otherness. The camera that insists on capture discovers that landscapes are agentic, generative bodies, evading fixed explanation and instead appealing to fluid modes of fictioning.