New Anthropology is a new concept of a person who is not thought of as an indivisible and valuable subject, but as a complex symbiont devoid of clear boundaries, the study of which is being carried out by biologists, doctors, philosophers, engineers and artists. The project, presented at the Hermita...
New Anthropology is a new concept of a person who is not thought of as an indivisible and valuable subject, but as a complex symbiont devoid of clear boundaries, the study of which is being carried out by biologists, doctors, philosophers, engineers and artists. The project, presented at the Hermitage, involves the involvement of viewers in a new bodily and cognitive experience, in a new sensory system.
"The Musician Hand" by Boris Shershenkov is a musical instrument in the form of a robotic glove hand. This work demonstrates the impact of new technologies on the creative process. The performative object "Inversion of Matter" by Vladlena Gromova and Artem Paramonov can be interpreted as a paradoxical answer to the question of the border between art and technology, when something third appears between two (objects, areas of activity), at the border of their intersection, which cannot be reduced to either their constituents. Another work by the artists, Analog VR, is a fantasy of what immersive devices might look like in the 19th century. The viewer should decide what it is: irony about our fascination with progress, or, on the contrary, an indication that it is worth taking seriously the ability of new technologies to change the picture of the world.
Irina Aktuganova - art critic, curator, museum designer. Founder and director of Gallery 21 (St. Petersburg, 1994–2000), co-organizer of Cyber-Femin-Club, GEZ-21, Museum of Sound. Curator-developer of the exposition of the Polytechnic Museum at VDNKh (2014), as well as other projects in the field of technological art and Art & Science. Leads the author's course "Curatorship in Science Museums and Science Popularization Centers" at ITMO University. Leading coordinator of the "Museum Troopers" competition of the Vladimir Potanin Charitable Foundation
Boris Shershenkov "Hand-musician"
The Musician Hand is a musical instrument in the form of a robotic gloved hand. Each visitor can put on a "hand" and try to perform improvisational electronic music, adjusting the timbre, tonality, volume with the movements of the fingers.
Boris Shershenkov (St. Petersburg) - engineer and sound artist, candidate of technical sciences, media archaeologist and designer of musical instruments.
Author of sound installations and performances, curator of concert programs, exhibitions and educational projects in the field of experimental electronics and sound art.
Actively works in the areas of live electronics and electroacoustic improvisation, both solo and in collaboration with Russian and foreign musicians; participant of many festivals of experimental and electronic music.
Vladlena Gromova and Artem Paramonov "Inversion of Matter"
The work captures the process of transformation of one physical object into another, during which both acquire properties that are not inherent in both the original and the arisen objects.
Vladlena Gromova and Artem Paramonov "Analog VR".
The work is a fantasy about what "immersive devices" might look like in the 19th century. The work consists of 2 pairs of VR glasses. However, instead of modern "augmented reality" through some glasses you can see a live fighting fish "cock", and through others - the process of electrolysis. When an electric current is passed through water, the process of decomposition of water into hydrogen and oxygen occurs, which is accompanied by the release of gas bubbles on the surface of the electrodes. Under the action of the Archimedean force, the bubbles detach from the electrodes and rush to the surface, simultaneously creating laminar and turbulent fluid movements.
Vladlena Gromova and Artem Paramonov (Moscow) are interdisciplinary artists, founders of the VALab interactive art and design laboratory. Participants of art and popular science projects, including the exposition of the Park of Science and Arts "Sirius", exhibitions of the Polytechnic Museum. Vladlena Gromova - laureate of the Kandinsky Prize in the nomination "Young Artist" for 2007.