Old refrigerators, dollhouse furniture, video
In the course of performance, children are encouraged to enliven a small housing development built out of old refrigerators.
Modern new housing developments look alike all over the world. As a rule, they lose their face and geographic peculiarities, having totally surrendered to function.
It’s a different story when these overgrown doll houses start to be filled with living people who have their own notion of things beautiful and an opportunity to drag such things home, to their room, apartment, staircase or bathroom and to arrange around the fire place, same as the modern TV set, pieces of furniture, glasses/goblets, spoons/forks and other objects that would later be cherished by children of the “draggers” and handed down from generation to generation.
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.