Mounted head of deer, artificial eyes, sensors, cameras, computer programming
From Wikipedia: If paranoia transforms into persecutory delusion or persecutory, one talks about an isolated delusional disorder. Delusional Disorder is a mental illness that is characterized by the presence of a well-systematized domineering delusion, but, unlike schizophrenia, devoid of quirkiness.
Legend says that the expression “even walls have ears” goes back to Dionysius I, the tyrant of Syracuse who lived in the 5th century BC and was the first to come up the ingenious method of eavesdropping. It is true that Dionysius I did not end well: he was poisoned, and his son Dionysius II ascended the throne. The tyrant’s apprehension was not groundless. The work On the Lookout is the reflections on the subject of organization of a human soul. Could it be that paranoia starts when “on the lookout” and “apprehension” take up residence in the same body? Where does madness start and non-madness end?
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.