The “Timekeeper” International Multimedia Project at the State Hermitage Museum

from May 30 to June 3
Location: Youth Center halls of the State Hermitage in the Main Headquarters

The “Timekeeper” International Multimedia Project will be presented in the Youth Center halls of the State Hermitage Museum in the Main Headquarters.

Participants: Alexandra Dementieva (Belgium), Arnold Jacobs (Belgium), Anna Frants (USA-Russia), Koen Theys (Belgium), and a collection of time-related letters by Lea Sturtridge (USA-Germany).
Curator: Sofia Kudryavtseva.

Time, relentless and indifferent, serves as a driving force. It compels humans to seek understanding and to be understood, drives them to create something more significant than themselves, and defines their purpose.

The works displayed at the exhibition, far removed from daily anger and immediate reactions to current events, gain significance today as History reasserts its demands on each of us. Reflections on Time are more relevant than ever.

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В Санкт-Петербурге открылся фестиваль современного искусства «Киберфест»

Монитор и компьютерные программы вместо красок и холста – в Санкт-Петербурге открылся международный фестиваль современного искусства «Киберфест». В течение десяти дней посетителей ждут выставки медиа-объектов, инсталляции и яркие перфомансы.

Не ищите гармонию в концептуальной музыке. Англичанин Сэм Конран называет себя алхимиком звукопроизводства, и точка. Никаких комментариев, интервью. Хотите понять – просто внимайте!

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The Time Keeper: 3 artists explore about the concept of Time

An article by Silvia Bertoletti describes the traveling group exhibition about Time
Posted on: 8 August 2012

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A traveling group exhibition examining the presence of past, present and future… between St Petersburg, Brussels, Istanbul, Berlin and Brooklyn. Three artists developed the theme of Time in its different dimensions (the present, the past and the future): Alexandra Dementieva, Anna Frants & Aernoudt Jacobs.

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In Saint Petersburg, the contemporary art festival “Cyberfest” has opened.

Instead of paints and canvases, monitors and computer programs are used at this international festival of contemporary art. Over ten days, visitors can experience media object exhibitions, installations, and vibrant performances.

Don’t look for harmony in conceptual music. Englishman Sam Conran calls himself a sound production alchemist, and that’s it. No comments, no interviews. If you want to understand, just listen!

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CYFEST-2014 IN ST. PETERSBURG

From November 5 to 9, the educational program of international media-art festival CYFEST was carried out at the State Hermitage Youth Education Center. Also, there was a screening of the video-art works at Luda Gallery. The festival, which was founded eight years ago in St. Petersburg by the lab Cyland, has expanded its geography in the recent years, and now its participants include Berlin, Tokyo, New York and Moscow. The theme for 2014 is “The Other Home”. This event united international venues that have become “other homes” for each other. All the festival’s visitors, regardless of the place where it was held, were invited with the help of contemporary technologies and means of communication to plunge into the art life in other cities and countries.

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