Вместе они будут работать над содержанием и концептом виртуальной выставки „The City“ («Город»), которая обретёт своё место во всемирной интернет-сети 9-го июля. Наш «Город» будет очень мультидисциплинарным и интермедиальным, ведь каждая и каждый из его «горожан» уже обладает собственным медиальным почерком в текучем элементе «цифрового искусства», который определяется своей особой географией и культурной средой.
Короткие биографииниже приоткрывают нашей публике «окна» в наш вируальный мегаполис. Здесь же – а также в социальных сетях – мы будем публиковать видеоматериалы, которые позволят познакомиться с «Городом» поближе: небольшие экскурсии как по «аналоговым» окрестностям, так и по цифровым мирам наших резидентов и резиденток, а также возможности взаимодействия между аналоговой и цифровой реальностями средствами творческой интервенции в городское пространство.
Виртуальная резиденция VITAA (Virtual Artists´ Assembly) это совместный проект кластера EUNIC в С.-Петербурге в сотрудничестве с Санкт-Петербургской арт-резиденцией (SPAR). Проект финансируется фондом глобальной сети кластеров EUNIC в Брюсселе, а также Генеральным консульством Королевства Нидерландов, Датским институтом культуры (Danish Cultural Institute), Гёте-институтом, Французским институтом (the Institut Français), Финским институтом (the Finnish Institute) и Итальянским институтом культуры (the Instituto Italiano di Cultura) в Санкт-Петербурге. Рабочий язык резиденции английский. Работу резиденции курирует Анастасия Пацей.
Welcome BY our "Citizens"!
For 6 weeks, 12 artists from all over the European world will gather under their common virtual roof in St. Petersburg – the #VirtualSPAR
Together they will develop the content and the concept of the virtual exhibition „The City“, which will recive its location on the worldwide web from 9.07 on. „The City" will be very multidisciplinary and very intermedia project, because each of its „Citizens“ already has her or his own medial signature in the fluid element of „digital art“, which has its own geography and cultural environment.
The short biosbelow give you a first glimpse into the „windows“ of our virtual metropolis. During the residency – and on its social media – there will be further opportunities for exploration of the „living in The City“: short tours through the so different „analog“ environments and the digital worlds of our artists, also the perspectives on coalitions between analog and virtual realities by artistic interventions in the urban space.
The virtual residency VITAA (Virtual Artists' Assembly) is a joint project of the EUNIC Cluster in St. Petersburg in cooperation with St. Petersburg Art Residency (SPAR). The project is co-financed by EUNIC, the Consulate General of the Netherlands, the Danish Cultural Institute, the Goethe-Institut, the Institut Français, the Finnish Institute and the Instituto Italiano di Cultura in St. Petersburg. The residency runs in English. Curator: Anastasia Patsey.
Luke Conroy (Australia, 1990) is a visual artist, sociologist and teacher. Anne Fehres (The Netherlands, 1988) is a visual artist and filmmaker. Working together since 2016, the artist currently live and work in The Hague, The Netherlands.
"we predominantly work digitally, across photography, graphic design, video, animation and sound, with outcomes in both online and physical installations."
I dealt with and delved into -studying or practicing- most art disciplinarities and applications, following a conceptual or thematic lead. Questioning or reversing this very system is now part of the process as well.
Evgeny Lukuta, transdisciplinary artist, designer and Media Industry Engineer, Master of Digital Arts, graduate of the Vladivostok School of Contemporary Art in the direction of "Curatorship in the digital space" from the Goethe Institute, participant of digitocene.net - a decentralized community of artists who explore the world in the interaction of natural and digital in search of new post-natural and post-digital ethics and aesthetics. Originally from Siberia, lived in the Far East, is now localized and works in St. Petersburg.
"the interaction and dichotomy of virtual and real environments, intelligent technologies, synthetic recognition, data-informed urbanism".
Filippo Fabbri (France): As a composer, a sound-artist and a physicist, I am deeply affected by the evolution of the contemporary urban spaces. The sonic signatures of the various entities evolving within a city system constitute a magmatic, pulsating meta-material, that I need to understand, to live, to integrate and to be part of. The structured multiple surfaces of this meta-material exhibit specific functional and expressive properties and behaviours, that require proper languages and representations in order to grasp the complexity of their entangled interactions.
"exploring the connection/disconnection of multi-dimensional nodes that characterise the urban meta-surfaces, especially in relation to digital relationships and experiences among humans, in the hope to find a way to re-establish the broken and the damaged links and to propose new structures of convergence".
Ildar Iakubov is an artist, curator and educator, focused on so called "new media".
I believe in the unification of knowlegdge, meaning that art, science and technology belong to a mutual field, that is to be explored as a whole. My curiosity and motivation are geared towards designing and prototyping new modes of cultural production and consumption.
Jarkko Räsänen is a digital artist working between Helsinki and Berlin and focusing mostly in photography, digital painting, video and sound art.
"I specialize currently in artistic programming. I feel it allows an unique artistic language not limited by commercial software. I am interested in studying the expressive potential of photographic file and disconnecting the concept of realism from it."
Olesya Ilenok is an interdisciplinary artist. Explores the urban environment using analog and digital tools in her work. She works in various techniques: generative graphics and sound, dynamic light, clay sculpture, photography, collage, stencil, video.
"I always liked to work with a local context, which often flows into a global one... Now I focus on the synthesis of urban space and the digitalization of our time, I am looking for similar semiotics, semantic and visual codes, their integration into each other."
Marie-Eve Levasseur (*1985, Canada) lives and works in Germany. She studied visual and media art in Montreal as well as in Leipzig. She works with video, installation, sculpture and 3D animation, among other techniques.
"I deal with intimacy, interactions and non-human ecosystems... The method I use feeds from feminist science fiction and its emancipatory potential."
Natalia Tikhonova 1986, RF, currently lives and works in St Petersburg. She is multidisciplinary artist, curator and media-researcher. She acquired her first education in theoretical physics, and after that in the field of art in Roerich Art College and School for young artists at Pro Arte Foundation. Her art projeсts participated in various shows in Russia and abroad, including Ural Industrial Biennale and Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. Natalia is an active participant of russian art scene and organized multiple curatorial projects at the intersection of arts, technology and community-based art.
"My main interests are coming from the hybrid environment, regime and metastable states, with their instability and fluidity and its paradoxes of stop and move at the same time... I try to define these processes by examining post-soviet, traumas, militarism, mass media, propaganda, collective memory using personal reflections, affective domains and analytic methods."
The couple artists Gregory Lasserre and Anais met den Ancxt work under the name Scenocosme. Their works came from possible hybridizations between the technology and living world (plants, stones, water, wood, humans.,..). Their artworks are exhibited in numerous museums, contemporary art centres and digital art festivals in the world.
"Our works came from possible hybridizations between the living world and technology which meeting points incite them to invent sensitive and poetic languages."
Sisters Hope is an award-winning international performance group based in Copenhagen. Their work unfolds at the intersection of performance art, research and activism and intervenes into different everyday life contexts and institutions. The work is highly immersive and sense-stimulating and applies interactivity to create transformative encounters and create poetic universes that one can not only participate in, but inhabit.
"Our ambition is to make the sensuous and poetic accessible to as many people as possible - to 'democratize the aesthetic'."