As part of the festival “Non-stop” at the GROUND Solyanka gallery, the new program of 10 video works from the CYLAND archive are presented.
Difficult times bring a different relationship with time and space to our lives. The conditions of the pandemic have reversed many of the familiar meanings, and we feel them somewhat more sharply. This, on the one hand, exacerbated the intimization of consciousness, immersion in complex inner experiences and fantasies. The man became more attentive to the objects around him, as if looking at them through a magnifying glass. On the other hand, the perception of universal human values (happiness, freedom) has increased, and a different awareness of real and virtual worlds and their interactions has been added.
Most of the works are part of the new addition to the video archive, many authors are presented for the first time on the archive’s website.
* by Alexander Vvedensky
Victoria Ilyushkina, Dasha Dafis.
Polina Komyagina, «Depleted Reality», 2020
Victoria Ilyushkina, «Time», 2020
Lida Rikker, «Green on the other side», 2019
Yanina Chernykh, «Doorway threat», 2020
Lera Nibiru, «Journey to the other side of dream», 2020
Anna Tolkacheva, «May be», 2015
Lyoubov Tuinova, «ANTIMUSEUM», 2016
Gentle Women group, «Ooo, do you feel the breeze?», video performance, 2013–2020
Ludmila Belova, «Free OFF LINE», 2020
Anna Frants, «Narcissus», 2018
The CYLAND Video Archive has been in operation since 2008. This is the first archive of this kind in Russia: all the works that are gathered in it are accessible for view in the internet. The archive’s basis was composed of video works of the artists who participated in Cyfest festivals that had been held by CYLAND Media Art Lab since 2007.
The video archive was conceived as a platform for networking and interaction of artists, computer programmers, videographers, engineers, art teachers and curators from various countries. Its main objectives are to become a vehicle for the exchange of professional information and to provide artists with an opportunity to promote their works. The collection of CYLAND Media Art Lab includes video art, experimental films, computer graphics, 3D animation, stop-motion animation, poetic video, video documentation of art and education projects in the field of cutting-edge technologies. Currently, the collection comprises over 400 videos by approximately 100 artists and art groups from Russia as well as 30 artists from other countries. Exhibitions and screenings of programs from CYLAND Video Archive have been held in Great Britain, France, Brazil, Turkey, America, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Eastern Europe.
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21 MAY – 20 JUNE 2021
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