Letta Shtohryn (Ukraine/EU) is an artist and researcher. She works predominantly with media art, sculpture and imagery. Her academic background is in Philosophy/Sociology (University of Vienna), Photography (Kunstschule Wien) and Digital Art (MFA/ UM).
Letta is the founder of digital platform Whatdowedonow.xyz and holds the position of Research Excellence Award Fellow at The Immersion Lab, University of Malta.
Letta Shtohryn (Ukraine/EU) investigates the entangled relationship between the physical and digital realm. She explores embodiment through a posthumanist lens, considering non-human life forms, machines, avatars, aliens, monsters, ghosts.
Being inspired by deception, Letta also explores the interconnectedness between fact and myth-making. As a method, she employs speculative investigations, world building and storytelling. Her tools range between virtual reality, augmented reality, textile, sculpture, video, machinima and imagery. Often her research can be found combining the historical and the contemporary looking for the interrelation between the current technology and the early (pre)industrial practices. Letta’s work also explores gender constructs and gender representation, as part of her identity is being a full-time woman.
Selected shows/ residencies
Hunting For Ghosts In The Algorithms | Letta Shtohryn By Theodor Rejlic @Maltatoday.
Projekt “Garderoba wspomnień” @virtualculture.pl (AirWRO residency)
Why the Azure Window lives on | Andrew Pace and Letta Shtohryn By Theodor Rejlic @Maltatoday March 2018
Beforetheydeletethis / by Doreen Ríos @anti-materia.org (MX)
Such stuff as worlds are made on @University of Malta(MT)