Programming and robotics by Filipp Avetisov, Christopher Palmer
Sound by Gaika Shirokova, Alexander Kraskin

Technical outline


Anna Frants’ «Live cam Renaissance» incorporates а footage in real time and constructed soundscapes to explore the idea of live video streams as a building material for creative construction in the digital age.

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See also: 9th CYBERFEST Exhibition in Berlin, October 2015

Installation view: the exhibition entitled “Personal Space #1” opened on September 30, 2015 at the Youth Educational Center of the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg. “Personal Space #1” begins a series of exhibitions by the artists reflecting on the phenomenon of habituation and love for inanimate.


Live Cam Renaissance by Anna Frants, 2015 2
Live Cam Renaissance by Anna Frants, 2015 1
“Live Cam Renaissance” by Anna Frants
Installation view: Patterns of the Mind / CONVERGENCE, London 2016
Photo by Heiko Prigge

Anna Frants’ “Live Cam Renaissance” pairs found video footage with live streaming technology. Together, video streams past and present come to fuel 5 individual audio channels. When experienced as one, united soundscape, “Live Cam Renaissance” positions viewers between past and present, disrupting traditional technologies of representation and constructing a unique symphonic soundscape.

Anna Frants – interview (2020)

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.