Steffen Köhn is a filmmaker, video artist, and associate professor of visual and multimodal anthropology at Aarhus University who works at the intersection of cinema, contemporary art, and ethnographic research. Entwining experimental ethnography, Science and Technology Studies research, and fiction, his moving-image work engages with alternative infrastructures and strategies of survival and resistance in today’s uneven sociotechnical landscapes. His video and installation projects often appropriate emerging technologies and draw on the aesthetics of DIY networks or the narrative strategies of online video games.

He engages in local collaborations, for example, with gig workers, software developers, or science fiction writers, to explore viable alternatives to current distributions of technological access and power arrangements. His works have been shown at Aksioma Institute for Contemporary Art, the Warsaw Biennial, Academy of the Arts Berlin, Kunsthaus Graz, Vienna Art Week, C/O Berlin, Hong Gah Museum Taipei, Lulea Biennial, and The Photographers’ Gallery London. His films have been screened at the Berlinale, Slamdance, Rotterdam International Film Festival, BFI Film Festival London, and the Word Film Festival Montreal, among others.