“Universe in Your Pocket”, CYBERFEST Video Program curated by Victoria Ilyushkina, was introduced at LUDA Gallery in St. Petersburg on November 20.
CYBERFEST artist Peter Belyi with CYLAND Video Archive curator Victoria Ilyushkina
Francesca Fini — WHITE NOISE, 2013
Ranging in length from 1 minute to 13 minutes in length, this screening brings together short video artworks that quantify the notion that physical location, environment and structure of one’s house is less definitive in today’s world of virtuality.
Artists, whose work is included, in this international exploration of «home» are Anna Jermolaeva, Francesca Fini, Marcantonio Lunardi, Mark Salvatus, Aujik, Rasmus Albertsen, Vassiliev Yuri, Alena Tereshko, Mauricio Sanhueza, Sandrine Deumier and Alx_P.op., Yannis Kranidiotis, Arya Sukapura Putra, Jean-Michel Rolland, Eleonore Joulin, Maria Korporal, Liuda Kartoshkina, Emilija Skarnulyte, Ryo Ikeshiro.
Later in December “Universe in Your Pocket” will travel to New York City as a part of CYBERFEST 2014 — read more.
Victoria Ilyshkina writes in the curatorial statement for the program:
«With each industrial, cultural or societal revolution — the fundamental contexts defining „home“ transform. „Home“ has shifted from a comfortable cave to heights of architecture and technical advance.
In contemporary times, the physical location of where one is tethered to is less restrictive. A person may travel freely, with amazing speed and have all ties to their home needed on a laptop or smart phone – a small digital extension of the physical world.
Regardless of the growing freedom to travel afar, most have a „home“ — each different from their neighbors. „Home“ can be a haven, a border of elements, a burrow; at best — it is the body and the projection of its inhabitant’s mind.A place of solitude and privacy, able to be changed or erased to start again elsewhere anew.
Reversely, the technology which provides the luxury of freedom also allows permanence of mundane communications and anonymity change the mindset of one’s actions. It is often impossible to delete what lives online. Meanwhile, this new lifeline/timeline accrues as it also becomes less possible to distinguish what is real and what is an illusion. In any case, the real and fake is inside our homes now, virtualizing our reality.»
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