Photo&Video: Anton Khlabov
MARINA ALEXEEVA, VLADIMIR RANNEV
WE CAN DO IT AGAIN. Audio-visual installation
The exhibition presents the new Lifeboxes by Marina Alexeeva, small multimedia installations. In these boxes, Alexeeva collects specimen interiors of public buildings and private dwellings – a kind of concentrate of the surrounding environment. The distinguishing feature of these interior light boxes is their interactivity: in each of them a screen displaying a video is re-reflected in a semi-transparent mirror.
All wars start with people being prepared to fight, and by making them prepared with militarist slogans, hate propaganda and manipulation of their insecurities and fears. This means that wars do not start with gunshots, but with words. The audio-visual installation “We can do it again” is our reaction to the rhetoric of hostility that is prevalent in the Russian media space, and which we find utterly abhorrent. (V. Rannev, M. Alexeeva)
Among the works at the exhibition, the first light box to be shown was “Prose”, based on motifs from the opera of the same name by Vladimir Rannev, staged in 2017 at the Moscow Stanislavky Electrotheater, where Marina Alexeeva, the stage designer and video author, used these re-reflection technique.
MARINA ALEXEEVA – renowned Russian artist who works with video and multimedia, winner of numerous prizes in the field of contemporary art and scenography, whose works are held at prestigious collections around the world: from the Multimedia Art Museum to the private collection of Sir Elton John and David Furnish.
VLADIMIR RANNEV – composer, graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory and the Cologne University of Music, winner of numerous Russian and international prizes. His music has been performed in Russia, Austria, the UK, Germany, the USA, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Poland, France and Ukraine. Sheet music of his works are published by Donemus (the Netherlands).
The project is carried out with the technical support of CYLAND MEDIA ARTLAB.
The exhibition runs until 26 March inclusive.
Marina Gisich Gallery
121 Fontanka embankment, 190068 St. Petersburg, Russia
PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRY TO THE EXHIBITION IS ORGANIZED STRICTLY ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING TIMETABLE:
11:30 – 12:30
12:30 – 14:30
16:30 – 17:30
18:00 – 19:00
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