ArtMix (Saint-Petersburg, Russia): CyberDream

  • 20 Dec 2020 9pm UTC
  • dur 45min

ARTMIX presents new performance “CyberDream” by Egor Zvezdin. The artist gave an idea of gathering together memories about “home lockdown” period of the first term of COVID19. Online translations, conferences and common feelings we had during that time. The expressive medium of the project emphasized the strength of common experience. All of us had been in a constant suspense, fear and daily digital routine, like in a slow dream that lasts long, and we do not remember its beginning and do not know when it ends. But this dream might be the only salvation. “Cyber Dream” is a meditative digital video, produced by a group of artists. Idea by Egor Zvezdin was implemented by media artist Morgan Korolkov and accompanied by the duet of Alexander Ronin and Dasha Melia, experimental electronic musician and master of handpan. The peculiarity of the performance is that it is an illusion of online broadcasting, that we have all got used to, and that is a part of our daily life by now. The digital projection of one of the musicians constantly gives visual glitches – this is an artistic reference to the digital noise in common video broadcasts. At the same time, the video that we watch also has its own “glitches”, which makes it unclear where reality ends and where digital dream begins

BIO: ARTMIX bureau by Egor Zvezdin and Margo Bor creates projects in the field of contemporary art in Russia and Europe. Key method of work is the synthesis of cultural codes of different eras, philosophical rewise of the heritage of the past, present and future. Based on the cultural experience of previous generations, ARTMIX creates contemporary art in the digital environment.