CYFEST is one of the largest international media art festivals, it was founded in St. Petersburg in 2007 by independent artists and curators. The festival promotes the emergence of new forms of art and high technology interactions, developing professional connections between artists, curators, engineers and programmers around the world and exposing wide audiences to the works in the field of robotics, video art, sound art and net art.
11th CYFEST (2017-18):
11th CYFEST’s projects in 2017 were exhibited in principal exhibition venues of Moscow, New York, Beijing and Rome. In 2018 festival is taking place in Saint Petersburg in February 2-12.
Festival’s partners in Saint Petersburg are classical and experimental cultural institutions; among them Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, Youth Educational Center at the State Hermitage, Saint Petersburg Sound Museum, Art Center Pushkinskaya-10, Annenkirche (St. Anna’s Lutheran Church) and Sreda Space.
The main project of CYFEST 11 is named “Weather Forecast: Digital Cloudiness”. Read more >
10th CYFEST (2016-17):
In 2016, CYFEST (CYBERFEST) celebrated its 10th anniversary.
One of the largest international media art festivals, CYFEST was founded in St. Petersburg in 2007 by independent artists and curators. The festival promotes the emergence of new forms of art and high technology interactions, developing professional connections between artists, curators, engineers and programmers around the world and exposing wide audiences to the works in the field of robotics, video art, sound art and net art. Over the years, the festival has invited artists from Russia, USA, Germany, Japan, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Finland, Italy, the Philippines and other countries.
On its 10th anniversary CYFEST significantly expanded its geography, presenting its projects in New York (USA), Bogotá (Colombia), Krasnoyarsk, Moscow and St. Petersburg (Russia).
The 10th annual CYFEST was held in St. Petersburg from January 25 to February 7, 2017.
The CYFEST 10 program included an exhibition of new media, sound, and digital art in addition to video screenings, and an educational program of lectures, workshops and master classes.
The 10th CYFEST Premieres In NYC – December 2016
For the 10th Annual CYFEST, CYLAND Media Art Lab is partnering with The Made in New York Media Center By IFP for a pioneering art::tech event.
December 1st, the curator Leah Stuhltrager presented the CYFEST Digital Media Program — a screening of more than 20 unique digital works from celebrated artists around the world and the CYLAND Video Archive.
The Made in New York Media Center By IFP also exhibited the American premier of new work from Anna Frants, and a new media installation from Carla Gannis. Both exhibitions opened to the public on December 1st.
READ MORE: The 10th CYFEST Premieres In NYC
PREVIOUS EVENTS OF THE 10th CYFEST:
Dec. 16-18, 2016: The 10th CYFEST Video Program Screened in Krasnoyarsk
The 10th CYFEST video program featuring St. Petersburg woman video artists was screened at the 4th Krasnoyarsk International Festival of Screen and Media Arts, December 16-18, 2016. READ MORE
Nov. 16, 2016: Point of View, the 10th CYFEST Workshop and Exhibition Opens in Moscow
“Point of View” , international exhibition of multimedia art and the 10th CYFEST workshop, on display November 16 – December 2, 2016 at the Museum Center of the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH).
“Point of View” is an attempt to creatively investigate the dichotomy of coexistence that fills our world: personal and social, common and unique, romantic and trivial. The exhibition includes audiovisual and interactive installations – “visions” of contemporary world from the artists’ point of view and philosophical, historical, and optical perspectives.
CYLAND MediaArtLab participated in the exhibition with installations Journey by Anna Frants, Time Keeping by Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov, Drama House / Life: A User’s Manual by Alexandra Dementieva, and the Subjectivization of Sound performance by Alexey Grachev and Sergey Komarov.
Oct. 27, 2016: The 10th CYFEST Opens in Bogota, Colombia
The 10th CYFEST opened in Bogota, Colombia October 27, 2016. Its “Digital Revolution” Media Program had been accompanied by the new artwork from CYLAND founder and CYFEST curator Anna Frants. Entitled “No. 0”, it is a modular, 3D Public Art installation from the artist’s series “Explosion of a Can of Condensed Milk After Water Has Evaporated”.
The CYFEST 10 DIGITAL MEDIA PROGRAM is a curated selection of short-format video works by established and emerging artists from cities where public screenings are to be held. Curated by Leah Stuhltrager, the program spans forms of screen-based art including animated gifs, net art, virtual reality, stop-motion, performance art, gaming, vgital collage, and technology based innovation in film.
9th CYBERFEST (2015-16):
The 9th CYBERFEST Becomes Part of Convergence 2016 in London
The 9th CYBERFEST at Pratt Institute in February 2016
EXHIBITION “Patterns of the Mind” – Feb 6 – Mar 3, 2016
Curator: Anna Frants (read Curatorial text)
Vernissage: February 6, 2016 (7 – 10:00pm) @ The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Ave (G or C train to Clinton-Washington)
CYBERFEST 2015 in New York
CYBERFEST 2015 in St. Petersburg, Russia
CYBERFEST 2014: THE OTHER HOME – Berlin
CYBERFEST 2014 – Tokyo
CYBERFEST 2009 Opening in the State Hermitage
CYLAND began their annual festival in 2007, in their home base of St Petersburg, Russia. Over the following editions, this event grew to be housed across the city’s most prestigious institutions.
Showcasing over 80 artists from 20 countries in a single festival, CYLAND grew from the original to the biggest New Media event in Russia.
In 2013, CYLAND expanded the 7th annual edition of their festival for the first time outside of Russia.
Still dedicated to bringing international New Media talent, press, and resources to Russia – traveling abroad opened additional potential for discourse among global innovation community.