This interactive video project is a kind of an art-game, which involves video and sound artists. It is like they are sharing information. The former submit their works without sound, the latter offer soundtrack for them, written for another occasion. Thus, as in the genotype, parts of independent works combine, and “Touch Me” produces synthesis, which creates new work that doesn’t resemble any of the sources.
Video by: Anna Frants, Anna Kolosova, Alexandra Lerman, Vladimir Bystrov, Maria Sha, Dmitri Bulnigin,Kirill Shuvalov, Dmitri Shubin, Natalia Lyakh, Alina Bliumis, Eugene Rodrigues, Daria Marchiki, Andrey Rezhet, Nadine Donath, Ira Treleu, Vladimir Lilo, Kirill Shyvalov
Sound by: Cygni Vox, Beaver, Giuseppe Gavazza, Konstantin Elfimov, Gosha Solnzev (1gog)
Screenshot from Touch Me project presented at Sonic Self festival in Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2008
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.