Technical support: Vladimir Lilo-Smirnov
Video: Vladimir Bystrov
The first CYLAND MediaArtLab’s project became cyberperformance “Speedless”, made in the fall of 2007. The author of this project is Anna Frants (New York) with the participation of CYLAND members. A man, involved in performance (“user of video glasses”) controls a video recording, which he sees in video glasses, by movements of his body, changing speed and trajectory of motion.
During the demonstration of project there is an interaction with audience (happening) and participant contacts not only artificial reality in glasses, but also an auditory, which reacts to his actions.
Cyberperformance “Speedless” was introduced to the public on October 25, 2007 in the exhibition hall at Johann Ravelin of the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg, within the scope of the first cyber art festival CYBERFEST.
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.