August 30th and 31st, Luch (Луч) A/V festival is held in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Supported by CYLAND MediaArtLab, the festival connects audience with aspiring artists and established professionals in a space for experimentation and works created with light, sound and digital technology.
The festival was created to comprehend the new digital aesthetics and its understanding by general public, and to help artists working with new tools and meanings generated by the digital environment. It aims to develop new media scene in Yekaterinburg and, more broadly, Russia, an art and music scene be on par with the international community involved in A/V art.
August 31st, on the festival’s second day, Victoriya Ilyushkina will speak of CYLAND’s activities and present a selection of video works from the Video Archive, maintained by CYLAND since 2008. Video works selected for the Digital Perspective program explore our relationship to the present, future and very recent past.
Artists of the Digital Perspective video program: Alexander Antipin, Boris Kazakov, Masha Godovannaya, Anton Khlabov, Dmitriy Lurie, Vika Ilyushkina and Maya Popova, Alena Tereshko, Maksim Svischev, Francesca Fini.
For the program and information, please visit https://yeltsin.ru/affair/festival-novogo-audiovizualnogo-iskusstva-luch/.
Luch A/V festival
August 30th-31st, 2019
Yekaterinburg, Boris Yeltsin str., 3
The Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center is a new Russian noncommercial organisation, directed at promoting the development of the Institute of Presidency in Russia. The sociocultural Presidential Center includes a museum, exhibition and discussion center, a branch of the Boris Yeltsin’s Presidential library and Center for information and education activities and expertise.