OKTA Collective (Alisi Telengut, Dovile Aleksaite, Lucy Kerr; formed in 2020)
Okta Collective is an international artistic research and curation group focused on the realms of weather and emotions, Indigenous histories, and somatic practices in a time of climate change and ecological degradations, formed in November 2020.
Alisi Telengut is a Canadian artist of Mongolian origin. Her works received multiple international awards and nominations. They have been exhibited at worldwide galleries and festivals, such as at Sundance (USA), TIFF (Canada), and the Canadian Cultural Centre at the Embassy of Canada (France).
Dovilė Aleksaitė is a Lithuanian artist, working with video, photography and performance. Her works were presented in group exhibitions at the Akademie der Künste Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and New York German House among others.
Lucy Kerr is a North American artist working through performance, film/video, and installation. Kerr’s work has been presented by FIDMarseille, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, REDCAT, Anthology Film Archives, and others.
2021 Triangle Walks - audio and augmented reality walk as part of NEW NOW at Zollverein Essen, Germany weathering - video screening as part of Political Art Days: Inclusive Territories Essen, Germany
2020 Online exhibition and film program as part of Vorspiel-transmediale festival Berlin, Germany featuring James Benning, Evan Meaney, Sky Hopinka, John Smith, and others
-2021 La grogne, short film 2021 Official selection of the 50e Festival du nouveau cinéma, Canada
-2020 The Fourfold, short film 2021 Nominee in Best Animated Short, Canadian Screen Award, Canada 2021 Nominee in Best Animated Short, Prix Iris, Québec Cinéma Award 2021 Winner in Best Editing, Women X Film Festival by Rianne Pictures, UK 2021 Honourable Mention in Audience Favorite, Florida Animation Festival, USA 2021 Jury Award in Short Short category, Aspen Shortsfest, USA 2021 Nomination for Best Short Film, Sundance Film Festival, USA 2021 Honourable Mention, International Film Festival of Larissa, Greece 2020 Jury Award of Best Animation, Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, USA 2020 Jury Award, Cinécipo 9º Festival do Filme Insurgente, Brazil 2020 Special mention, Rovereto DOC Fest - The International Archaeology Film Festival / Rassegna Internazionale Cinema Archeologico, Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
-2016 Nutag-Homeland, short film -2018 Nomination for the Blooom Award in contemporary art by Warsteiner, Germany 2017 Jury Award in Animation, Sarasota Film Festival, Florida, USA 2017 Best Experimental Film, Animaze - Montreal Animation Film Festival, Canada 2017 Jury honourable mention, TAIS Annual Animation Showcase, Toronto, Canada 2017 Nomination for Best Animated Film Award, American Film Institute - AFI Film Festival, USA 2017 Nomination for the short film award, Sundance Film Festival, USA 2016 Best Animation Award, Bucharest ShortCut CineFest, Bucharest, Romania 2016 Best Animation Award, The 20th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2016 Best Animation Film Award, and "Dino Coltro" prize to the memory of tradition, The 22nd San Giò Verona Video Festival, Verona, Italy
-2016 Solitude, short film
-2013 Tears of Inge, short film 2015 Winning Animated Shorts for Animaze Daze, France 2015 Best Experimental Film for the month of May, 12 Months Film Festival (online) 2014 Jury Award for Animation, the 14th Kansas International Film Festival, USA 2014 Nomination for the Golden Slipper, the 54th Zlin Film Festival, Czech Republic 2014 Nomination for the Jury Award, the 15th Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany 2014 Rising Star Award in Animation Competition, Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada 2013 Best Short Film Award, the 24th Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden 2013 Best Animation Film Award, 37e Montreal World Film Festival, the 44th Student Festival, Montreal, Canada 2013 Critic’s Choice for Best Experimental Animation Award, Golden Orchid International Animation Festival, Pennsylvania, USA
-2012 Tengri, short film 2013 Special Mention, Swedenborg Short Film Festival, London, UK 2013 Rising Star Award in Animation Competition, Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada 2013 Best Video Animation, Concordia AAVA-Academy of Art Video Art screening, Montreal, Canada 2013 Meilleur film d’Animation, Le 11e Festival du Film Étudiant de Québec, Canada 2012 Honourable Mention in Best Canadian Student Animation, The 36th Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Canada 2012 Best Animation Film Award, The 36th Montreal World Film Festival, The 43rd Student Festival, Montreal, Canada
2022 [upcoming] THE WRONG TV @ CENTRE POMPIDOU 2022, Centre Pompidou, France 2022 [upcoming] Fabulation for Future, IFA gallery Stuttgart, Germany 2022 [upcoming] Fabulation for Future, www.fabulationforfuture.net (online) 2021 [upcoming] Exhibition at MaHalla Berlin, Germany 2021 [upcoming] Anabasis recidency exhibition, https://anabasis.space, Gemany/Ukraine 2021 [upcoming] THE WRONG TV @ NUIT BLANCHE PARIS 2021, Wonderland Paris 2021 Triangle Walks - audio and augmented reality walk as part of the Another End Is Possible NEW NOW at Zollverein Essen, Germany 2021 Political Art Days: Inclusive Territories, Palais Palett Dresden, Germany 2021 Die Begehungen 2021: Leerzeit, Güterbahnhof Altendorf, Chemnitz, Germany 2021 48H Neukölln, Luft performance with Team Magic, Germany 2021 CLUSTERED MINDS, Screening at Wrong TV, organised by medienkunstverein (mkv) www.thewrong.tv 2021 INTERLOCK #3: Schöne Aussichten, Raum on Demand (Alte Münze), Germany 2021 transmediale Vorspiel, Okta Collective, curation of online Events with James Benning, John Smith, Sky Hopenka, www.okta-collective.com 2020 Geschichtsverhornungen // Roževina zgodovine // Corneus Stories, in 26. Festival City of Women Ljubljana in Škuc gallery, Ljubljana, Slowenia 2020 Strange Things, Silent Green, Berlin 2020 Underground, part of LanaLive Festival, Südtirol, Italy 2020 Durch Mauern gehen, as performance artist for Dora García’s Two Planets Have Been Colliding for Thousands of Years, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin 2020 Videogramos, International Kaunas Film Festival, Lithuania 2019 Klirrrrr. Festival for queer cultures of conflict, District, Berlin 2019 Nails*hacks*fictions Workshop, Dong Xuan Center, Berlin 2019 Deep Sea Creations, V. Flusser Archive und Vorspiel/transmediale & CTM, UdK 2019 Lagoon Parlament – Vorspiel transmediale, Kunsthaus Kule, Berlin 2018 no stop non stop, Lothringer13 Halle, Munich 2018 Nails*hacks*fictions, UdK class M. Bonvicini, Berlin 2018 CalArts Bijou Week 2018, California Institute of the Arts, California 2017 Current Situation - Experimental Film and Media Art from UdK Berlin, KulturRaum Zwingli-Kirche, Berlin 2017 Revising Landscape, Sodu 4, Vilnius, Lithuania (co-curating) 2017 BERLIN/BOGOTA - screening at Espacio KB Bogotà, Colombia 2016 Guest as Host, Deutsches Haus at New York University, New York 2016 DEMO:POLIS - the Right to Public Space, Akademie der Künste, Berlin 2016 transmediale, performatives Projekt im Programm “the mess with tech, sense and thinking”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin 2016 Dolorosa Oscura, Schillerpalais, Berlin 2015 Neue UdK Filme: Filmemacher_innen zu Gast!, Video-Installation, Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst, Berlin 2015 Edges, public presentation of Migrating Art Academies residency, Reykjavik, Iceland 2015 Andere Räume, Freies Museum, Berlin
Selected Filmography 2021 Conjuring (experimental documentary, digital video, 20 minutes) 2021 Amber (experimental narrative, digital video, 16 minutes); co-writer and co-editor 2021 Crashing Waves (experimental documentary, 16mm print and DCP, 18 minutes) 2019 Sensible Ecstasy (video art, digital video, 5 minutes) 2018 Lydon (experimental film, 16mm print, 3 minutes) 2016 Bridge Piece (experimental film, Super 8mm, 3 minutes)
Selected Screenings and Festivals 2021 San Sebastian International Film Festival San Sebastian, Spain FIDMarseille Marseille, France 2021 Political Art Days: Inclusive Territories Essen, Germany 2021 @SEA: Thresholds Poetic Research Bureau curated by Rebecca Baron Los Angeles, CA 2021 CalArts Program in Film/Video at REDCAT Los Angeles, CA 2019 Crossroads The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA 2019 Process Festival Riga, Latvia 2019 Lightfield San Francisco, A 2019 Program in Film/Video CalArts Juried Showcase REDCAT Los Angeles, CA Cine Marisol Santiago, Chile 2018 Yoni Festival Echo Park Film Center Los Angeles, CA 2018 Cucalorus Wilmington, NC 2018 Mono No Aware Brooklyn, NY 2017 Cue Mark Lubov Gallery New York, NY 2017 Radar NYC Anthology Film Archives New York, NY 2017 Extremely Shorts Shorts Festival Aurora Picture Show Houston, TX 2016 The San Francisco Dance Film Festival San Francisco, CA
Solo Shows 2022 [upcoming] DownTime at California Institute of the Arts 2020 Sites of Passage as part of Virtual Care Lab at NAVEL, Los Angeles, CA (online) 2019 Four Girl Trick Gallery at C113 California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA 2018 Sensible Ecstasy Gallery C113 California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA 2016 Landscape Study at The Chimney NYC Brooklyn, New York 2014 The World of Wrestling Co-Lab Projects Austin, TX