Ekaterina Tewes is currently writing a study of ‘Projectionism’ and Rhythmic Organization in Art, Theater and Labor Science. Her work focuses on analyzing the almost entirely unexplored artistic and theoretical archive of Solomon Nikritin. In particular, it investigates the theoretical concept of Projectionism, which Nikritin developed as a transdisciplinary aesthetic-epistemic method of artistic and cultural production in Moscow during the early 1920s. In this connection, Ekaterina Tewes is concerned with the expanded art and media history of optical projection. Her research addresses problems in the history of science, the philosophy of technics and media anthropology that were of decisive importance for the Soviet avant-garde, and the art and culture of the 1920s at large.
Ekaterina Tewes studied Film Studies, Journalism and Communication Studies at the Free University Berlin. Over the years she has worked on numerous projects for artistic and cultural institutions, especially in the fields of film and contemporary dance. In 2014, together with Elena Vogman, she transcribed the unpublished diaries and collage-texts of Sergei Eisenstein on behalf of the Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature. From 2015-2016 she was a fellow in the graduate college “The Knowledge of the Arts” at the University of the Arts, Berlin.
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