Solveig Suess – Junior Researcher
Solveig Suess’s work focuses on embodied and ecological politics across infrastructural environments, through documentary-making, research and writing. She holds a Masters from the Centre of Research Architecture, Goldsmiths and is currently PhD Researcher with the Cycles of Circulation project at Critical Media Lab Basel.
Her inaugural film AAA Cargo is a documentary-essay on the New Silk Road, where government efforts to speed up trade collide with more-than-human choreographies of materials. This film premiered at the 2018 International Film Festival Rotterdam. Solveig collaborates with Asia Bazdyrieva on Geocinema, through which they research how environmental sensing has articulated Earth transformations, using expanded cinema as a method to investigate aesthetics in geopolitical systems. She co-produces 流泥 Concrete Flux with Sophie Dyer, an experimental documentary platform publishing accounts of aesthetic journalism as media activism, in Chinese and English.
Solveig’s work has been screened and exhibited internationally, most recently with a solo-show at Konsthall Trondheim (2020). She has lectured widely, including at the ICA London, HKW Berlin, Ashkal Alwan Beirut, NYU Shanghai and Matadero Madrid with her writing published in E-Flux Architecture, Synoptique Journal of Film and Moving Image and the Funambulist. Previously, she was artist-in-residence at Tabakalera Centre for Contemporary Culture, Belligerent Eyes at Fondazione Prada, and Li Xianting’s Independent Film and Documentary Fund. Solveig is a former Digital Earth Fellow (2018-19) and Fellow at the New Normal program (2018), Strelka Institute, Moscow.