Fiction Feeling Frame
16–17 JULY 2021
16–17 JULY 2021

Sasha Shestakova
Moscow, Russia

Sasha Shestakova is an interdisciplinary researcher currently based in Moscow, Russia. Their primary interests include the decolonial perspective on art in the heterogeneous Post-Soviet space and the non-western perspectives on time and space. They hold an MA Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths UoL and currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Ruhr University Bochum. With Anna Engelhardt, Sasha is a co-founder of the Distributed Cognition Cooperative. By exploring the relationship between material bodies and abstract machines, DCC aims to disentangle post-Soviet space from the notion that it is a single unified zone instead of a heterogeneous range of socio-economic histories and cultures. Their projects include Intermodal Terminal, a collaborative web platform investigating the colonial logistics of post-Soviet space through the intermodal terminal in Nakhodka, a port city on the Pacific coast of Russia; Caring for the Shaky Ground, a diagrammatic essay that explores the cognitive mapping of (de)colonial irrigation infrastructures in Crimea.