|Born||New York City|
LACONIA: 1,200 Tweets on Film, Life As We Show It: Writing On Film,Beauty Talk & Monsters
|Relative(s)||Margarita Tupitsyn, Victor Tupitsyn|
Masha Tupitsyn is a writer and cultural critic based in New York City. Tupitsyn's writing mainly focuses on contemporary cinema and experiments with form and genre, using diverse media like Twitter, video essays, and Tumblr to produce innovative work. Recurring themes in her work include gender, sexuality, spectatorship, childhood, time, the human face, the politics of beauty and acting, 70s culture and aesthetics, screen persona, love, and the relationship between onscreen and offscreen in 21st Century culture.
Tupitsyn's most recent book of film criticism, LACONIA: 1,200 Tweets on Film, was written entirely on Twitter between the years 2009–2010, and was subsequently published as a print book by Zer0 Books in 2011. LACONIA: 1,200 Tweets on Film uses social media to explore the changing ways that we consume and construct narrative in the 21st century.
Tupitsyn's current projects include Love Dog, a multi-media book project that takes love as its focal point. Love Dog uses diverse disciplines like philosophy, literature, film, and music, blending personal reflection, cultural criticism, feminism, and visual media to reflect on the discourse of love using digital forms. She is also working on a book on John Cusack called Star Notes: John Cusack and The Politics of Acting
Tupitsyn received her B.A. in Literature and Cultural Studies from The New School for Social Research and her MA in Literature and Cultural Theory from the University of Sussex in England. She is currently a PhD candidate in philosophy at the European Graduate School.
- Love Dog, published by Penny-Ante Editions (2013)
- LACONIA: 1,200 Tweets on Film, published by Zer0 Books (2011)
- Life As We Show It: Writing on Film, Published by City Lights (2009) (co-edited with filmmaker and writer Brian Pera)
- Beauty Talk and Monsters, Published by Semiotext(e), Native Agents (2007)
Selected Articles and Stories
- "Ever Since the World Began: A Reading & Interview with Masha Tupitsyn," in continent. 3.1 (2013): 7–12.
- "The Acting Personality," Indiewire's Press Play, 2013
- "False Moves," The American Tetralogy, 2013
- "Ghost World (Like A Bad Dream," The New Inquiry, 2013
- "Famous Tombs: Love in The 90s," The White Review, 2013
- "A Sentimental Education," Berfrois, 2013
- "Ever Since This World Began," Berfrois, 2012
- "Sonic Heart (Genealogy in Song," Berfrois, 2012
- "Notes on Fame (Do You Know Who You Are?," Berfrois, 2012
- "Time for Nothing" a radio play for Performa 11, 2011
- "Solace," Specter Magazine, 2011
- "In the Time of Fear: On the Films of Ingmar Bergman and Derek Jarman," Keyframe, 2011
- "All An Act,” from Star Notes: John Cusack and The Politics of Acting, Boing Boing, 2011
- "Prettier in Pink," Ryeberg Curated Video, 2011
- “David Bowie and Mark Zuckerberg Play With Time,” Ryeberg Curated Video, 2011
- "Lost Highway," Ryeberg Curated Video, 2011 "
- “Love Story,” Ryeberg Curated Video, 2010 "Screen to Screen,”
- “I Touch Myself,” Ryeberg Curated Video, 2010
- “Untitled (On Devils),” The Rumpus, 2009
- "Kleptomania," (Beauty Talk & Monsters), 2008
- "Movie Men (Beauty Talk & Monsters)," NYFA Current, 2007
- “Houses (or The Uncanny Glows in the Dark)," (Beauty Talk & Monsters). Drunken boat, Issue 8, 2006