November 18 – 23, 2011
5th International festival of cybernetic art – CYBERFEST 2011
will take place in St.Petersburg, Russia.
КИБЕРФЕСТ / CYBERFEST 2011
Organizers: St. Petersburg Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts, Saint Petersburg Arts Project (New York), CYLAND MediaLab. General sponsor: OneMarketData, New York. Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg. Curators: Anna Frants, Marina Koldobskaya, Sofia Kudryavtseva, Viktoria Ilyushkina. Video Curators: Boshko Boskovic, Natalia Prikhodko, Yulia Garbuzova. Board: Dmitry Ozerkov (The State Hermitage), Anna Yermolayeva (ZKM), Fred Forest, Olesya Turkina (State Russian Museum)
CYBERFEST 2011’s theme is: “Show Us Your Tongue!”
Curatorial title embodying this years’ participants who all address the philosophical question: “Are new technologies capable of creating a new language of art – or will it remain the mocker that would everlastingly stick out its tongue?” Marina Koldobskaya (More on the site).
Festival program features: exhibition of interactive installations and objects, music and media performances, movies and media opera, video programs, talks and workshops.
Participants: more than 80 notable participants from 12 countries, including USA, Canada, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, countries of former Yugoslavia. Among St. Petersburg artists are Marina Alekseyeva and Boris Kazakov (winners of the Kuryokhin Prize 2010), Anna Frants, Elena Gubanova, Masha Sha, Anton Chumak. From Moscow come artists Alexandra Dementieva, Iraida Yusupova and Alexander Dolgin, Blue Noses Group and Art Business Consulting. Also, Kazan artists from the legendary Prometheus center and Yekaterinburg group Where Dogs Run are featured. International talents include theremin queen Dorit Chrysler (Austria-USA), the patriarch of conceptual music Phill Niblock (USA), and musical sculptor Peter Vogel (Germany).