Anna Frants и CYLAND MediaArtLab
Live Cam, Video Projection, Toys, Programing.
From the Series “Law breakers”

The word “hooligan”, which nowadays means “young troublemaker”, “brawler” or “bully”, came into the Russian language from English sounding pretty much the same.  There are three versions of the term’s origins:  from the name of the Irishman Patrick Houlihan who was going wild in the London district of Southwark; from the word “hooley”, which in Irish means a “rowdy drinking party”; from the name of the street gang Hooley Gang in the northern London district of Islington.  The use of the word in English dates to the 1890s, and in the early 20th century it became international.


Anna Frants

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.