Rhythmic Thinking: Svilova and Vertov's Extended Mind

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


This paper looks at the collaboration between Dziga Vertov and his wife, editor, and lifelong collaborator, Elizaveta Svilova. It defines the expert, embodied processes that occur in the editing of their films as ‚editing thinking‘, and suggest that Svilova is a significantly under recognized figure in the Soviet montage era. Her contribution via editing thinking was central to Vertov’s achievements.
PeriodMar 2018
Held atZDOK Zurich Documentary Conference, Switzerland
Degree of RecognitionInternational