Sergej Timofejev (1970) is a poet, journalist, translator, and DJ. He is the author of seven poetry collections. His poems are translated into English, Italian, Swedish, German, Ukrainian, and other languages, and he actively participates in poetry festivals around the world. He was one of the first in the post-soviet cultural space to invent the genre of poetry-video, his first video-poetry work Orchestra Rehearsal was made in 1994 in collaboration with filmmaker Victor Vilx. He is one of the founders of multimedia poetry project Orbita – a creative group of poetsand artists, whose works create dialogue among various genres (literature, music, video, photography, VJ, web, etc.) and cultures. Orbita has organized poetry-video and multi-media art festivals Word in Motion (Latvia, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2011). “Orbita” also strives to seek new ways of print publishing and book design. Sergej Timofejev lives in Riga, writes in Russian, publishes his texts in bilingual Russian-Latvian books and continues to mix modern poetry with other art-forms and media.
Hit Parade: The Orbita Group. ed. Kevin M.F. Platt. NY: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015.
Stereo. Riga: Orbita, 2012/2013.
Orbita's collective book Worüber schweigen Freunde [What Friends Don't Speak About]. Berlin: Edition Bodoni, 2012.
Синие маленькие гоночные автомашины [Little Blue Racing Cars]. Moscow: 2010.
Сделано [Done]. Moscow: 2004.
Gandrīz fotogrāfijas [Almost Photos]. Riga: Orbita, 2003.
96/97. Riga: Casablanca 2000, 1998.
Воспоминания диск-жокея [Memories of a DJ]. Riga: Medija, 1996.
Собака, скорпион [A Dog, a Scorpion]. St.Petersburg: Северо-Запад, 1994.
2015, Latvia’s annual theatre award Spēlmaņu nakts/ Players’ Night for the opera libretto Mikhail and Mikhail Play Chess
2012, Orbita's poetry installation Radio-wall nominated for Purvītis Prize
2005, Latvian Literature Award for Orbita's audio-video collection Orbīta 4
2003, shortlisted for Andrey Belyj Prize for poetry (Moscow).