A General Overview to Video and Media Art in Russia

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  • East & West (High & Low)

Presentation Title:

  • A General Overview to Video and Media Art in Russia

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Abstract:

  • Artist Statement

    Video and the new media art in Russia are basically characterized as follows:

    1. In the socialist idealized society (the mechanism remains unchanged even today), the media is considered as state-run mechanisms of power.
    2. The means of media are extremely distanced from individuality, because they belong to the ‘anonymous Other’.
    3. Video and the new media hold specific place in the consciousness of the Russian artists.

    Visible analogies in the problematics of art theory in Russia and in the West in the field of new media and video:

    1. The state of things in Russia.
    2. Analogical processes in Western art.
    3. Visible future perspectives.