The participant of the CYFEST-12 Swiss media artist Mark Lee presented his work at the Pixels Fest (Yeltsin Center, Ekaterinburg).
10.000 Moving Cities – Same but Different is an interactive net-based installation that focuses on global urbanization and the digitalization of the world. The artwork explores how globalization creates “places without a local identity” – as described in Marc Augé’s essay Non-Lieux (1992) –, and stimulates a reflective attitude leant on a novel “immersive confrontation” with the digital society of our time.
Marc Lee (born 1969) is a Swiss artist. He is creating network-oriented interactive art projects: interactive installations, media art, internet art, performance art, video art, augmented reality (AR) art, virtual reality (VR) art and mobile art. He is experimenting with information and communication technologies and within his contemporary art practice, he reflects critically creative, cultural, social, economic and political aspects.
PIXELS FEST is a new initiative aimed at broadening the frameworks of digital media art in urban environment of Yekaterinburg, Russia and creating a communication field for which the Yeltsin Center media façade will be a gigantic screen for up to date video-art works of artists from around the world.
The Yeltsin Center was opened in 2015 and has become an important cultural and public place for the citizens of Yekaterinburg. One of the main goals of the Center is to enlighten people and promote democratic values in Russia.
More information: https://pixelsfest.com/