Samstag, 26. August 2017

Biennal Land Art Diessen 2017

The theme is "Breuklijn Verbindt" (Connecting Breakline)

31 August to 10 September 2017
Opening 30 August 5 pm Molenstraat 17A, 5087 BM Diessen (Brabant, The Netherlands)
Land Art exhibition to be reached via Turkaaweg in Diessen (free access)
4 km long hiking trail

LandArt Diessen is a biennial Land Art exhibition in the country of Hilver,in Brabant, Netherlands. The area around the river Reusel and the Turkaa forest are again the scene for this exhibition, every time with a different theme. The works are mainly made from biological material.

The Other Side (De Andere Kant)
A transition, a door, to create a connection. At the same time to recognize borders but also to cross borders. The connection and the boundary are not generally visible because, for example, they are interrupted by the stream. But there is also a contrast of silence, bound, but on the other hand there is the movement of the water and the rhythm of the installation. , The stream, the trees, the shore become a part of the installation.

I chose the following materials: colored jute, because color plays an important role in all my installations. Bamboo is another material I've used. With the relatively straight grown bamboo I wanted to create a contrast

Freitag, 18. August 2017

RichterFest 2017 - Рихтерфест 2017

19 August 2017 - 20 August 2017
16.00 h - 6.00 h 

Science and Art
Mentoring Lane, 13-15, p. 3, 105120 Moscow, Russia
(Metro Kurskaya , Tram 20, Bus 40)

19 августа 2017  - 20 августа 2017
16.00 ч - 6.00 ч

Наука и Искусство
Наставнический переулок, 13-15, стр.3, 105120 Moscow, Russia
(Метро Курская, Трамвай 20, Автобус 40)

RichterFest 2017 is a interdisciplinary festival which includes audio, animation, performance, music  documentations, media, net-art, experimental movies and video art. The location is the well known Science and Art which combines science and art through the means of  exhibitions, events and workshops. 
By this occasion my video Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy - Ночь, улица, фонарь, аптека, will be for the first time presented on a festival and the public. 

Link to video :

Freitag, 11. August 2017

New Website specially for my Workshops/Performances/Lectures

Lately I have been holding quite a lot of workshops, lectures and interactive performances at art projects and art festivals.
In the past three years,  more then ever my workshops, lectures and interactive performances have been selected or were requested.
I therefore decided to set up my own website for this type of art project. The site also includes more detailed and more comprehensive information than my general website.

Here is the link to the new website.

Donnerstag, 10. August 2017

Love – Люблю

Link to the video :
Love – Люблю

Based on the lesser known poem " Love " by the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova .For the time being this video is the last of a series of videos belonging to the video project Anticipating You in collaboration with theater group DFT STAGE
The two other videos are Anticipating You and Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy based on poems by Alexander Blok. However each of the three videos has a different visual approach and style. Specially in this video " Love "
Apparently there is no match between the text and images. The text does mention a snake and a dove, but in the visual part they do not occur at all. Instead, the main part of the video shows a late-night trip with the St.Petersburg Metro.

Anna Akhmatova is the literary pseudonym of Anna Andreevna Gorenko (Odessa 1889 - Domodedevo 1966)
She is regarded as one of the greatest Russian poets. Besides poetry, which constitutes the main share of her literary legacy, she wrote prose—primarily memoirs, autobiographical pieces, and literary scholarship, including her outstanding essays on Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin. She also produced many first-rate translations of Italian, French, Armenian, and Korean poetry. In her lifetime she experienced two different kinds of Russia, prerevolutionary and Soviet, yet her verse protected the traditions of classical Russian culture from the onslaught of avant-garde radicalism and formal experimentation, as well as from the suffocating ideological strictures of socialist realism. For all the restraint, femininity, and ostensible apoliticism of her verse, her poetic persona perfectly embodied the tragic spirit of twentieth-century Russia.

Now, like a little snake, it curls into a ball,
Bewitching your heart,
Then for days it will coo like a dove
On the little white windowsill.

Or it will flash as bright frost,
Drowse like a gillyflower . . .
But surely and stealthily it will lead you away
From joy and tranquility.

It knows how to sob so sweetly
In the prayer of a yearning violin,
And how fearful to divine it
In a still unfamiliar smile

Dienstag, 1. August 2017

WTAR Water Tower Art Festival - Depot Poduyane

Water Tower Art Festival - Depot Poduyane

22nd of July 2017

Depot Poduyane, Sofia, Bulgaria 

Beside the workshop/performance (see also Blog from 26.07.17) I gave in conjunction with the festival, I also created a side-specific installation. The installation with the title CONNECTED - BUT NOT ATTACHED was made from rope connecting  four railway wagons. The installation was also used by the artist group White Flower (UK- Sed Silas & Sylvia Schmidt) during their performance in the evening of 22nd of July 2017