AMABIE
ARTIST UNION
HOOLIGANS
PECK OF SALT
POINT OF NO RETURN
LIVING TAPESTRY
BLIND SPOT
DISSIDENT
REFLECTION IN A SPACE
OPTIMIST
NARCISSUS
NO. 0
BLUEST OF THE SEAS
WASHERWOMEN
POSSESSIVE SHOEMAKER
STALE NEWS
UNDER THE WEATHER
INFORMER
CASTS
JOURNEY
LIVE CAM RENAISSANCE
DOLL HOUSE
PERSONAL SPACE
PERSONAL SPACE #2
THE PEST
TABLETOP MEMORIES
ANXIETY
WEATHER FORECAST
ON THE LOOKOUT
COLOURING SOUNDSCAPES
REFLECTION ON LIFE NO. 125082
WEATHER FORECAST - WINTER/SUMMER
CLOUD THAT SMELLED BLUE
SOCKS SNAPPER
VEXATION OF SPIRIT
STORM IN A TEA GLASS
SHADOWS
HOIST
CARDBOARD DRIPPINGS
ACROBATS
GRAVITATION
BREATHING IN THE AIR
WE ARE HERE
INFINITY
1928
WINDOW SASH
SNOWBALL FIGHT
TODDLER
STATICVIDEO
POLAR BEAR FODDER
TREMBLING CREATURES
LIFE IS STRUGGLE
MADE IN ANCIENT GREECE
JUMPING JACKS
FISH TALK
SPEEDLESS
IN THE SHADE OF AN OLIVE TREE
TOUCHMEWEB
FUR DIE STADT
THE ANGEL
DRUMPAINTING

THE STORY OF HEROIC PILOT

SARCOPHAGUS, Ghanaian Style, or the Funeral
A SYMPHONY for X Slide Projectors
BRIDE
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AMABIE (JAPANESE AVERTER)


by Anna Frants and CYLAND MediaArtLab
Media installation
Animation, programming, real-time web cams
located around the globe
2020

In the harsh reality of today, when the planet is overtaken by a pandemic, the communication is impeded, and anxiety has seized the world and human brain, the artist offers an unusual protection to us.

Amabie (アマビエ) is a supernatural character in Japanese mythology. Amabie is a cephalopod mythical being that instructs a person to draw a picture of him-or herself for the protection from diseases or death. The spread of coronavirus infection has brought society’s attention once more to Amabie and his prophetic and healing qualities after nearly 200 years of silence. People in Japan send images of Amabie to each other in solidarity with the afflicted.

In Anna Frants’ installation, the mythical character runs all over the world, appearing in the frame of web cams in online mode in Port Lympne in Great Britain, crossing a highway in Norway, watching an eagle nest on Maine’s Hog Island, taking a walk at the bottom of Mount Fuji on Satta Pass in the city of Shizuoka, or possibly standing next to you on a pedestrian crossing…

by Varvara Egorova

По русски


(fragment of the video/media)


Exhibition in Borey gallery windows, St. Petersburg RU (Dec. 2020)