Dmitri Aleksandrovich Prigov, Marat Guelman: Yevgeni Onegin, A Poetry Installation

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Artist Statement:


    A distinctive feature of the Russian mentality is the preponderance to ask impossible questions and to reach extremities in answering them (Dostoevsky, Tolstoy). Is today’s “computer art” really an outcome of the intellectual properties of the computer? We think it is essentially a human art and the computer is only a means to an end. Yevgeni Onegin, a collaboration of the Guelman Gallery and poet Dmitri Prigov is an effort to create real computer art: the work is a result of the errors made by the computer. The right of the computer to the creative act of fault is being postulated. Accordingly, all the other computer arts are declared pseudo-computer arts.