AUTONOMOUS REALITY

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL NOW&AFTER (RUSSIA)
Curator: Marina Fomenko
25 September – 25 October 2019

Artists: Vladimir Abikh (Russia) – Elena Artemenko (Russia) – Nastya Kuzmina – (Russia) – Suzie Léger, Katarina Csanyiova (Austria) – Lyoudmila Milanova, Steffi Lindner(Germany) – Anna Studinovskaya (Russia).

Reality is an intuitively understood component of our life. It is a philosophical category, a scientific constant, and something that everyone can define in his own way. Reality refers to everything that arises in time and then disappears, and usually, its existence does not need any proof. Autonomy implies independence and acting according to one’s own internal motives, and in the age of globalization it acquires special significance. We invited the artists to go in search of an autonomous reality, the one that is not controlled from the outside and develops according to its own laws, independent and self-sufficient, self-governing and detached. They have discovered it in the system of scientific approach to the development of knowledge of the world, and in the phantom field of illusions and words, in the digital world that tempts virtual reality, and in the hidden from extraneous universe of memory, in the illusory world of cinema and in-laws of economic development, in space and in the inner circle of family.
By Marina Fomenko

Video selection:

Vladimir Abikh, Communication, Russia, 2015, 2:19
Elena Artemenko, Russia, Comfortable Protest, 2012-2013, 3:25
Nastya Kuzmina, Malik Search Engine, Russia, 2017, 19:23
Suzie Léger, Katarina Csanyiova, Apropos of Logic, Austria, 2016, 6:20
Lyoudmila Milanova, Steffi Lindner, Agens, Germany, 2017, 21:30
Anna Studinovskaya, ART/ADT, Russia, 2016, 6:12

International Video Art Festival “Now&After” is organized and promoted by an independent non-profit organization Media Art Centre “Now&After”. It pursues the activity in the field of culture, development of domestic interregional and international communications in the media art sphere.
International Video Art Festival “Now&After” is an annual event in Moscow, Russia.
“Now & After” started in 2011, the author of the project is Marina Fomenko. who are the festival’s founding director and curator.
“Now&After” focuses on the presentation, development and promotion both Russian and international video art, getting together emerging and established artists from around the world to present their works to the general audience.
“Now&After” takes place at museums’ venues. Within a few weeks, all festival’s videos are shown in an integrated space of a video installation. Addition to the total show, every day a new video of the festival’s program is presented as a video installation “Video Now”.

In 2011 – 2013 “Now&After” was held at Moscow Museum of Modern Art; in 2014 – at The State Museum of GULAG History, in 2015 – at The Schusev State Museum of Architecture.
The festival presents its programs both as screenings and exhibitions in Russia and abroad.

www.now-after.org

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