5th International festival of cyber arts – CYBERFEST 2011

November 18 – 23, 2011
5th International festival of cybernetic art – CYBERFEST 2011
will take place in St.Petersburg, Russia.

Organizers: St. Petersburg Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts, Saint Petersburg Arts Project (New York), CYLAND MediaLab. General sponsor: OneMarketData, New York. Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg. Curators: Anna Frants, Marina Koldobskaya, Sofia Kudryavtseva, Viktoria Ilyushkina. Video Curators: Boshko Boskovic, Natalia Prikhodko, Yulia Garbuzova. Board: Dmitry Ozerkov (The State Hermitage), Anna Yermolayeva (ZKM), Fred Forest, Olesya Turkina (State Russian Museum)

CYBERFEST 2011’s theme is: “Show Us Your Tongue!”
Curatorial title embodying this years’ participants who all address the philosophical question: “Are new technologies capable of creating a new language of art – or will it remain the mocker that would everlastingly stick out its tongue?” Marina Koldobskaya (More on the site).

Festival program features: exhibition of interactive installations and objects, music and media performances, movies and media opera, video programs, talks and workshops.

Participants: more than 80 notable participants from 12 countries, including USA, Canada, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, countries of former Yugoslavia. Among St. Petersburg artists are Marina Alekseyeva and Boris Kazakov (winners of the Kuryokhin Prize 2010), Anna Frants, Elena Gubanova, Masha Sha, Anton Chumak. From Moscow come artists Alexandra Dementieva, Iraida Yusupova and Alexander Dolgin,  Blue Noses Group and Art Business Consulting. Also, Kazan artists from the legendary Prometheus center and Yekaterinburg group Where Dogs Run are featured. International talents include theremin queen Dorit Chrysler (Austria-USA), the patriarch of conceptual music Phill Niblock (USA), and musical sculptor Peter Vogel (Germany).

CYBERFEST 2011 venues:

- Exhibition of interactive media installations and objects will take place in the Youth Educational Center of The State Hermitage Museum, which will be opened for the first time after major overhaul. Here will be shown musical sculpture by the European media art classic Peter Vogel, installation with interactive kisses by Canadian artists Jean Dubois & Chloe Lefebvre, “Contact Field” installation by Alexandra Dementieva, which was already shown at Venice this year, new work by Blue Noses group “New media-titres”, specially made for Cyberfest and much more.

- Kuryokhin Modern Art Center will host the “Long evening of media art” on Nivember 19th. Media performances, music program, movies and video art will be presented at the big stage.  Dorit Chrysler, international electronic music star, will give her first performance at the theremin homeland, with the audiovisual performance “Dorit Chrysler and Theremin”. Phill Niblock – one of the founders and pillars of the conceptual music since 1970s, together with Katherine Liberovskaya will show a selection of his most famous performances. Famous Moscow mysteriographers  Iraida Yusupova and Alexander Dolgin will show “Birds” movie for the first time. Rising star of Moscow video art Maxim Swischev prepared a large scale work “Don Quixote”. Small halls will feature a program of video art works from the ex-Yugoslavia countries “Not So Distant Memory”, collected by one of the most famous video art curators  Boshko Boskovic. Young curators Natalia Prikhodko and Yulia Garbuzova in collaboration with Victoria Ilyushkina will present a video program “Action Plan/Reaction”.

- A set of movies, talks and performances will take place at  Gallery of Experimental Sound, Pushkina street, building 10. Audience will see film by Iraida  Yusupova and Alexander Dolgin “Ambient” and media opera “Webs & Spaces”. Artist and art theorist Dmitry Bulatov will show and comment a set of videos named “Evolution Haute Couture: art in the post biology age”

- This year, St.Petersburg galleries from the Association of actual art galleries started working together with Cyberfest. Art Rephlex gallery shows festival’s special object – sound art collection by Phill Niblock. In Dmitry Semyonov gallery audience can see exhibition of Moscow media artists – Lidya Vitkovskaya and Denis Mikhaylov.

Educational program: Within the frame of educational program visitors can listen to lectures by Dorit Chrysler, Phill Niblock, Canadian “engineer in art” David St-Onge. The only Russia’s specialist in bio-art Dmitry Bulatov will lecture about sci art and technological unconscious. Workshop on creative sound art programming will be hosted by American Art Group Z-interface. Traditionally, Daniil Frants will do a workshop for children during the festival.

CYBERFEST 2011 participants:

Alban Muja, Alexander Dolgin, Alexandra Dementieva, Alienor Dauchez, Anastasia Maksimova, Andrea Acosta, Anna Frants, Anton Chumak, ABC group, Boris Glamocanin, Borjana Mrdja, Boris Kazakov, Blue Noses (Alexander Shaburov, Viacheslav Mizin), Daniil Frants, Danilo Prnjat, Dasha Khlapova, David St-Onge, Denis Mikhailov, Dmitry Bulatov, Dmitry Shubin, Dorit Chrysler, Elena Gubanova, Floran Mattei, Francis Alys, Garik Vinogradov, Iraida Yusupova, Ivan Argote, Jean Dubois & Chloe Lefebvre, Jerome Gras, Katherine Liberovskaya, Leban-Kleindienst, Maks Ilyhin, Manya Alexeeva, Marija Djordevic, Michel De Broin, Mladen Miljanovic, Pavel Snov, Peter Vogel, Phill Niblock, Renata Poljak, Sandra Dukic, Sergey Komarov, Uliya Garbuzova, Nataliya Prihodko, Villy Melnikov, Vladimir Kitlyar and Toys Market, “Where dogs run”, Zoran Poposki…

There will be an online video stream of main Cyberfest happenings at www.cyberfest.ru.
More info about program details and changes at www.cyberfest.ru and fb CYBERFEST.

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