MEDIA FORUM (June 23-27, 2001)
frame of XXIII Moscow International Film Festival
F e s t i v a l & C o n f e r e n c e
in Extension" nominees. jurywinners
Special program where the most popular for the moment mass media TV meets the
advanced new media art. Different forms of their mutual appropriation
will be welcome.
"OUR OWN 2000" Sergei Loban, Marina Potapova, Dmitri Model. Russia. «OUR OWN 2000”: founded in November 1999. Sergei Loban, Born in 1972. Professional film director. Marina Potapova. Born in 1977. Professional script writer. Dmitri Model. Born in 1976. Professional film operator.
Since 1994 are part of the group “For Anonymous and Free Art!”. “OUR OWN 2000” is a series of pieces created in 2000 for the TV programme “Under and Over 16 ”. Contains parts of “The Extraordinary” and “Aleksei Titov –The Cosmic Odyssey 2”
programmes. For the two years of our work with the programme our basic creative goal was “to allow ourselves a little extra”, i.e. confuse the (rather young) viewers and strike their imagination. We were having much fun, but the outsiders never noticed and only the narrow circle of our friends applauded our efforts, having seen the programmes on video. We were dancing in the void, alas, but in a way we were
"Together We Can Defeat Capitalism"
10' 00" Andy Cox and Gabriel Guzman, USA. Radical film-makers, members of the guerilla art group “TOGETHER WE CAN DEFEAT CAPITALISM”, they have previously collaborated on “Stops A Nothing” (1998). The group was started in 1997 by the artist and engineer Andy
Gabriel Guzman is a professional film and video editor who has produced many films, including “Big Charade” (1998) and “Lopez” (2000).
This short film documents the activities of the guerilla art group TWCDC. Divided into a series of communiques (the first is “capitalism”), the film weaves the history of the group’s interventions with the history of political protest and the evils of both capitalism and communism.
The film is fast-paced and uses image, text, music, dialogue and sound effects to compress as much information as possible into the shortest amont of time. Throughout the film the narrative is propelled by subversive messages displayed on a large mobile electronic message board, normally used for traffic control, which the croup towed around San Fransisco. In one such message outside the Pasific Coast Stock Exchange they advised the rush hour trafic: “WARNING – STOCK MARKET CRASH AHEAD”.
A preview of the final film was featured at Craig Baldwin’s Othercine series in San Fransisco, 2000.
"The Demon" Moscow, 1998.
4' 00'' Elena Nekrasova. Russia. Born in 1964. 1986-1994. Active as an artist and
sculptor. Since 1994 has turned to video art. 2000-2001. Film director, member of the Board at “Positiv-Film” Studio (of Mosfilm
cineconcern). Director and scriptwriter of documentaries: “Rybinsk Portraits” (2000) and “After the Leader” (2001). Part of the “Literary Broadcasts” series. A fragment of the poem by M. Lermontov, “The Demon” was offered to an announcer invited to the studio. The announcer’s space is the White studio. Contrasted with his dryness and estrangement is the passionate behavior of “the bride” and the two “nuns”in the Black space.
"The Dualism of a Language Sign is Asymmetric" Moscow, 2000.
3' 00'' Andrei Velikanov, Julia Velikanova, Russia. Andrei Velikanov. Born 1954, Moscow.
Poet, graphic and video artist, active in performance and web art. Studied at the MPEI and at the Moscow Poligraphic Institute (the Faculty of
Graphics). Julia Velikanova. Born in Moscow, 1976. Works in the spere of video and web
art. Student of Moscow Institute of Architecture (BA, 2000). Once, while walking in a park the author found an inscription carved on a bench, between the usual dirty words and love vows: «The Dualism of a language sign is asymmetric».
This brought the author to the conclusion that all contemporary art sometimes reminds this combination. Philosophic quotations out of their context with the background of an accordion playing merry songs and dances…
Lucik" Novokuznetsk, 2001.
Roman Kornienko, Russia. TV-director at Novo-TV. 2000 –participation
in the all-Russian festival “cultural heroes of the XXI century”, Moscow.
2000 – participant and curator of the regional festival of actual art “Novi
Gorod” (“New City”), Novokuznetsk.
Improvisation on the theme "TV and video".
Trouble" Novosibirsk, 2000.
3' 00'' Maxim Zonov, Россия. Born in 1966. 1983-1988 studied at the Architecture Institute
2000 director of the historical and feature films studio at Novosibirsk Cultural
2001- organizer of FAC 2001 (The Festival of International Actual Cinema).
A problem-story about the main achievement of human communication – the TV-set. ART-activity is prersented as an available means of realizing one’s social-sexual-eating complexes.
advertisement" Russia, 2000.
2' 30'' Dmitry Bulnygin, Russia. Born in 1965. 1990 – graduated from Institute of Architecture Novosibirsk.
2000 «Bunter hund», Short Film Festival, Munchen.
2001 – the Seventh Multimedia Festival, Windsor. First show – presented as part of «Dog Fights» project, Novosibirsk, November 2000.
A pseudo-advertising unit of five videos. The objects advertised are goods and services seemingly needed for keeping dogs in contemporary society, such as food/unfood, entertainment, destruction. There's no real client. Materials used: TV-commercials, film stills, video art fragments from the 90's, original animations.
"The New Tendencies In Contemporary Culture Symposium"
1999 Igor Davletshin, Russia. Born in 1967 in Siberia.
Since 1990 active in video art.
Participant and prize-winner of EXOTICA art video festivals (1993, 1994).
Currently the coordinator of the Siberean NOVA KULTURA centre. The programme was broadcast as part of “The Dark Side of The Moon” project. Stills from videos presented at the 1999 Symposium are used here, including the projects of R. Kornienko and J. Petrova, and also some interviews with the
move" St. Petersburg, Russia, 2001. Anna Kolosova, Russia. Born in 1974, Lakinsk, Vladimir region. 1997 entered PRO ARTE Institute in art
history. 2001 participation in the“Thousand Suns” festival (http://www.dreli.boom.ru).
Television and Cinema have gained speed significantly since they came into exisence. The old films appear very slow to us already. This video originated as a reaction to the velocity of modernity. «Bad Move» is a question: what if the film accelerates to such a rate that images would simply become undiscernible and only lines and movement remain ?
dias" Krasnoyarsk, 2001. SPI & MAC group: Igor Smirnov, Alyona Dubinina, Russia. Alyona Dubinina. Born in 1974, Angarsk.
Studied at Irkutsk Art School and Krasnoyarsk Art Institute (1998). Works in an advertising
A Siberian girl raving in Spanish and making a film about herself. She dreams of being a film star in a faraway land, while she lives in an industrial city and leads a black-and-white office life.
"TV News" Kiev, Ukraine, 1998.
24' 00'' Василь Цаголов, Россия. Born 1957 in Dihora, North Osetia, Russia.
Lives and works in Kyiv.
1977 - 1980 North-Osetian Art School, Vladikavkas.
1980 - 1986 Kyiv State Art Institute, Ukraine
2000 “Musefication”, Soviart Gallery, Kyiv (solo exhibition).
A full news programme including politics, sports, weather, entertainment and culture, in which the artist is the anchor person communicating the events which integrate some «live reporting». The programme is not intended to imitate reality and is not a matter of truth or untruth. Futhermore, it is not meant in irony to point to that which is a copy or that which is an original. This program serves as simulation at a time when television is more true to life than mere