Electronic Museum of
“GLUHOMANIA. RU” project is
the first of its kind in Russia, being an institutional project (functioning in
both off- and on-line modes) aimed at creating an educational web-sound portal?
And related databases in cultural audio heritage. The essence of the project is
a complete and detailed representation of the unknown phenomenon of modern
literature and art, the sound-poetry. The educational portal will include:
00 soundtracks of unique
experimental recordings of the whole twentieth century;
50 illustrated theoretical
articles and manifestos in Russian and English of historic-archival
significance as well as dedicated to actual analysis of the tendencies of
Samples of contemporary trend
achievements and characteristic of typological institutional environments;
discography and webliography.
Presentational and educational
program of creating the museum of linguo-acoustic environment also presupposes
an off-line version of the project - theoretical articles, bio, etc, gathered in
an anthological edition (box: 450-pages bilingual catalogue, 4CD -collection).
The process of Russia’s return
into the global art-context, furthered by decentration of art life in the
country and gradual acceptance of the web relations, resulted in a new and
largely paradox situation of a sudden accent on various levels of the “perypheric”,
“provincial”, “Marginal” and “second-class” concepts.
The major stress falls on
intermediary art practice (in which geographical, spatial and temporal
difference has ceased to play a significant role) - introducing into art a
related range of notions, in their radical combination. This practice makes a
significant conclusion possible - through freeing the concepts and elements from
their traditional settings it is possible to achieve a level most compatible
with the contemporary Zeitgeist.
Apart from the fundamental
research already done in Russia in intermediary nature of some phenomena of
contemporary art (digital video and photography, web-mastering, VRML-art,
3D-animation) there is an urgent need for creating an electronic sound
retrospection and an international library of audio technologies born in between
music and literature (Deleuze’s “minor literature”), because it is at the
boundaries where the structure of an intermediary object becomes most evident.
The recent institutional events
such as Net.Radio Days (Berlin), OpenX (Ars Electronica, Lintz), the diverse
European on-line festivals show a liveliest interest in founding international
archives of audio environment for specific individual narrations and scientific
One of these multi-user
specialization can be a detailed examination of the sound-poetry, a phenomenon
almost unknown in Russia. To this end the “GLUHOMANIA.RU” of cultural audio
heritage educational portal is established.
Directed and curated by Dmitry
(Centre for Contemporary art,
Author and initiator of a series
of international publishing and presentation anthology-type projects concerned
with marginal literary forms (visual, sound, action).
Project Manager - Evgeni
(Centre for Contemporary art,
Since 1997 art-director at the
Centre for Contemporary art,
2000 curated “GLUHOMANIA” at
the non-commercial section of International Contemporary Art Fair “Art-Moskva”,
2001 - “The Art of Torture and Execution”
project - art against torture and execution at the non-commercial section of
International Contemporary Art Fair “Art-Moskva”, Moscow.