Beny Wagner

Staff details

Beny Wagner


Lecturer in Fine Art Critical Studies




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Beny Wagner is an artist, filmmaker and writer

Working across moving image, text, installation and lectures, I construct non-linear narratives that explore the threshold of the human body in time. I have explored themes ranging from histories of metabolism, to the social and political histories of measurement standardization, histories of animation at the intersection of science and art. Since 2017, much of my work is produced in the context of my long term collaboration with Sasha Litvintseva.

Teaching and supervision

I have taught BA and MA students in both fine art and film practice at several universities and academies in both the UK and the Netherlands since 2016.
I am currently a lecturer on the Fine Art Critical Studies BA programme and a supervisor on MA Artist Film and Moving Image.

My supervision interests include: artist moving image, media theory, film and media archaeology, histories of science, decolonial ecology, anarchism, mysticism.

Publications and research outputs


Litvintseva, Sasha and Wagner, Beny. 2023. My Want of You Partakes of Me.

Litvintseva, Sasha and Wagner, Beny. 2022. Constant.

Wagner, Beny. 2021. Coal Mine in the Canary.


Wagner, Beny and Litvintseva, Sasha. 2024. My Want of You Partakes of Me (Festival World Premiere). In: "CPH:DOX New:Vision Competition", Cinemateket, Copenhagen, Denmark, 18 March 2024.

Litvintseva, Sasha and Wagner, Beny. 2024. The Spell of the Sensuous. In: "The Spell of the Sensuous, Sonics Acts Bienniale 2024", W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 3 February - 24 March 2024.

Litvintseva, Sasha and Wagner, Beny. 2023. Science, Body, Anatomy. In: "Science, Body, Anatomy", Tate Modern, Starr Cinema, United Kingdom, 25 November 2023.


Wagner, Beny and Litvintseva, Sasha. 2024. Two Hundred Years of Total Conversion. Ecoes(6), ISSN 2772-5685

Wagner, Beny. 2023. Eat the Camera, Feed the Screen. e-flux journal(133), ISSN 2164-1625

Wagner, Beny. 2023. The Perceiving Agent. The Posthumanist(2), pp. 74-79. ISSN 2753-3360

Book Section

Wagner, Beny. 2022. Plasmaticness and the Boundaries of Human Perception. In: Mathias Denecke; Holger Kuhn and Milan Stürmer, eds. Liquidity, Flows, Circulation: The Cultural Logic of Environmentalization. Zurich: Diaphanes, pp. 203-218. ISBN 9783035805369

Litvintseva, Sasha and Wagner, Beny. 2019. Never Odd or Even – On Palindromes and Metaphors. In: Mirna Belina, ed. Hereafter. Amsterdam: Sonic Acts Press, pp. 144-155. ISBN 9789082321654

Artist's Book

Litvintseva, Sasha and Wagner, Beny. 2021. All Thoughts Fly: Monster, Taxonomy, Film.

Conference or Workshop Item

Wagner, Beny; Litvintseva, Sasha; Wang, Yuyan and Umansky, Valentine. 2024. 'Materializing the Immaterial: Film as Seeing and Sensing'. In: CPH:DOX Conference. Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark 18 - 22 March 2024.

Wagner, Beny and Litvintseva, Sasha. 2024. 'Artist Talk'. In: Artist Talk. ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, Netherlands March 2024.

Wagner, Beny. 2024. 'Masterclass Artist Film'. In: MFA Creative Documentary by Practice. UCL, United Kingdom March 2024.


Wagner, Beny. 2024. Metabolisms of Moving Image. Doctoral thesis, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton