Modelling by Varvara Egorova
Mechanics by Alexey Grachev, Sergey Komarov
In this installation, five cardboard TV image tubes are hanging from the ceiling “face down”. A character of the video show on each screen is a drop of water that swells and falls with a characteristic sound as if from the eaves in spring. For a viewer, to watch TV “face up” is not quite natural, but it is the most natural way to observe drippings from icicles on the roof. Viewers should control an urge to step aside (because there is no real danger of getting moisture on their faces), but, instead, enjoy spying and eavesdropping on these drippings – and face the spring.
Anna Frants is an internationally known media artist and curator. She graduated from Baron Stieglitz St. Petersburg Academy of Art & Industry and also studied at Pratt Institute School of Advanced Studies in New York.
Anna Frants’ interactive art installations have been exhibited at top venues across the world. Recent highlights from 2009 until the present time include exhibiting in the St. Petersburg Biennial, Moscow Biennial and Polish Biennial, Kuoseino Sato Museum of Contemporary Art (Fukuoka, Japan), The Museum of Art and Design (New York, USA), The State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Chelsea Art Museum (New York, USA), RSProjects (Berlin, Germany), VAP / Gogolfest (Kiev, Ukraine) and Transmediale (Berlin, Germany) as well as participating in a 17 day expedition to The Arctic Circle with The Farm Foundation of Arts and Sciences.
Frants is represented by Borey Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia), Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery (Brooklyn, USA & Berlin, Germany) and Barbarian Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland). Her works can be found in collections of Museum of Art and Design (New York, USA), Kolodzei Art Foundation (New York, USA), Sergey Kuryokhin Center for Modern Art (St. Petersburg, Russia) and private collections.