Mediation in AIR Gallery
13/09/20 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm CET
Blackout Cave. Virtual Excursion
LINK: https://clck.ru/QnDg8 (Room 1)
4:00 PM TO 4:30 PM (ENG)
5:00 PM TO 5:30 PM (RUS)
2:00 PM TO 2:30 PM (ENG)
3:00 PM TO 3:30 PM (RUS)
Insects Orchestra: Swarm
13/09/20 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm CET
Near the tree
4 This is a story about touching a tree with sound. It is an attempt not only to hear the tree but to interact with it. A living tree in its natural habitat transmits artificially created sound waves. This is the impression about being near to an emitting tree and its resonance. The sounds used in this work were recorded with a contact audio speaker and a contact microphone.
Square Meter Tales – stream
5 In the Middle of Nowhere Square Meter Tales If you walk long and aimlessly through the forest, you can feel how the personal husk is crumbling. The practice of non-thinking helps to take internal informational noise off the table. If you freeze and watch, you can feel a special radio frequency, on which – with interference, of course – transmit forest miracles. Stories, relationship, adventures stretch like cobwebs. I will outline space: a square meter of a fairy tale. Stand and listen.
13/09/20 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CET
Chudo polyana 2.0. – stream. Ajuga reptans
13-14/09/20 9:00 am - 8:00 am CET
Chudo polyana 2.0 – stream. Sesleria caerulea
12-13/09/20 9:00 am - 8:00 am CET
The Pot of Basil
LINK TO THE ZINE: https://pangardenia.art/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/pot-of-basil.pdfThe Pot of Basil was conceived as an online project of Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Center during the quarantine, where lies the genesis of its name — The Pot of Basil is an homage to one of the novels from Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. Just like the isolated young men and women in a villa — The Pot of Basil, on the first glance, is simply an attempt to entertain oneself, a medicine from the acedia in the face of the last days.
|Author||Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Center|
9 Two differently trained StyleGAN-networks are trying to replicate a choreographic performance recorded in the Tavrichesky Garden (St. Petersburg). The network remembers what it considers essential. Because the network has no life experience, its attention looks random for us. Of course, StyleGAN is designed not for remembering. And using technologies for other purposes is highly speculative. But we also use evolution’s results for new goals in new conditions.
|Authors||Andrey Rylov and Nastya Yatskhey|
10 The project explores the idea of self-sufficiency of information, the possibility of its growth, flowering and dying. Parts of plants from the garden next to the gallery are used as prototypes. In the process of life, plants lose parts of their body – leaves, branches, stems, etc. A person studies these fragments and through this study gives them new life.
13/09/20 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CET
LINK TO THE PROJECT: http://plantlets.online/Art project Plantlets is an incremental browser game. Its plot is based on the process of “raising” your garden-herbarium, which consists of scanned in high resolution dried plants. Each plant consists of several parts that open to the user one by one like a puzzle. This process starts immediately after the user registers and does not stop even when he or she logs out of the game.
|Authors||Andrey Nosov Tg. @andrey_nosov and Anna Tolkacheva Tg. @AnnaTolkacheva|
12 It is a free space for the interaction between people and five Chudo-polyana’s inhabitants: Valeriana dioica, Sesleria caerulea, Ajuga reptans, Сirsium rivulare, and Primula elatior. Plants integrate into the gallery space, become residents, cease to be the Red Data Book’s representatives, and interact with the visitors, who can choose the mode of interconnection: observation, self-removal, tactile contact, verbal appeal, expansive actions, chilling etc.
13/09/20 14:00-16:00 MSK
|Authors||BIOROBOTY 019 (Alena Koroleva, Marta Mikhailova, Svetlana Sidorova, Viktoria Romanova)|
LINK TO THE WORK: https://clck.ru/QmKUhPlant sexuality is fluid because the plant seeks to survive. Human sexuality is fluid because man seeks to learn and satisfy. People are used to the sexual fluidity of plants, but deny their own. The human desire to learn and satisfy allows vegetable porn to be. The dichotomy of the natural and cultural is illusory — the so called natureculture allows plant porn to be.
Vegetal porn manifesto
part 1: plant sexuality.Plant sexuality is fluid because the plant seeks to survive. The plant can change sex in order to adapt to the environment. To perform fertilization, plants attract others: wind, water, animals.
part 2: human sexuality.Human sexuality is fluid because man seeks to learn and satisfy. A person can change gender in order to adapt to himself. To perform a sexual act, people attract others.
part 3: illusory.People are used to the sexual fluidity of plants, but deny their own. The human desire to learn and satisfy allows vegetable porn to be. The dichotomy of the natural and cultural is illusory — the so-called natureculture allows plant porn to be.
part 4: vegetal porn.Do not have sex with trees, because a tree may not want to have sex with you, and you can damage it. Having sex with a tree, you actually have sex with yourself and exploit a foreign organism as a tool. Be a voyeur, watch vegetal porn. Do not be afraid to look at how plants fertilize each other — plants don’t mind you watching them. Be a voyeur, watch vegetal porn.
|Authors||BIOROBOTY 019 (Svetlana Sidorova, Viktoria Romanova, Marta Mikhailova, Alena Koroleva)|
14 Trees are my friends because I´m a tree-hugger. They´re all the same, but there´s a little more to them than meets the eye. How do you think who might have said these words? A human being, an insect, maybe moss? This text was generated by Generative pre-trained Transformer trained on modern poetry, news text, classical European literature, popular scientific lectures. I asked The Transformer to generate text that could be said by non- human about a tree. And I was surprised when I got the results. I planned that my project will be about trees and plants. However, it turned out to be about humans. All generated texts are anthropocentric. Although I still believe that it is possible to see a forest, not a man.
The Pot of Basil. #7. Special edition – stream
15 The Pot of Basil was conceived as an online project of Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Center during the quarantine, where lies the genesis of its name — The Pot of Basil is an homage to one of the novels from Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. Just like the isolated young men and women in a villa — The Pot of Basil, on the first glance, is simply an attempt to entertain oneself, a medicine from the acedia in the face of the last days.
09/09/20 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm CET
|Artist||Katya Iushkevich, Ada Mukhina|
16 Not far from our summer house, right in the middle of the forest, we found a dump where everything that once filled the man`s home was thrown: windows, doors, plumbing, cupboards with books and records, a bed, clothes, dishes — a whole life. It turned out that these things belonged to a woman, her name was Elena Eduardovna Ramus. Judging by the fragmentaries of the surviving documents, she was born on August 16, 1939. She had been working at a some scientific research institute, traveling a lot after the retirement. It seems she did not have children — she was pictured alone on almost all of the photographs. Among the books we found a lot of slides and films. Through dampness and mold, the emulsion on some slides were damaged. There were traveling photos, nature photography, images of a typical Soviet landscapes, and pictures of Elena Eduardovna herself…
10/09/20 17:30-18:30 MSK
|Author||Evgeniy Molodtsov (https://emolodtsov.com/)|
17 The world of information acceleration provokes a person to constantly look for new ways to concentrate, relax and calm. This explains the popularity of various bodily, respiratory and meditative practices. The iBiom company, which has a bacterial approach to the modern challenges, presents the first self-scrolling laboratory for getting rid of fatigue – transmedial plunge into the depths of the designed virtual cave and the study of its biosphere. Specially for Pargardenia, iBiom Corporation will move its fatigue relief lab to the Mozilla Hub space. Layer by layer, the In-Out Lab participants go through a series of audio-visual-sensitive practices, the length and depth of which are formed by complex systems of canals and galleries of the cave.
The Fruits of Consciousness
LINK TO THE WORK: https://clck.ru/QszQGThe Fruits of Consciousness The Fruits of Consciousness Digital- online The Fruits of consciousness is a virtual installation based on the theories of sight, knowledge, and consciousness fundamentally inspired by the scientific literature of Lynne A. Isbell regarding the connection and coevolution between the serpent, human, the fruit, and the tree in relation to our biological history.
|Authors||Laura Elidedt Rodrigues and Ethan Avila|
19 The garden is a dialectic of two processes: natural growth and artificial containment. The garden, starting with Plato, is both education and school. It is also the formation of shoots inside and containment of escape outside. The performance-ballet “escape in|out” is an attempt to connect to the plant’s experience through physical and mental practice. An attempt to reveal the otherness of the other, using knowledge and intuition. The performer climbs over the garden fence back and forth back and forth back and forth all over the fence. The performer learned the escape movements from the shoots of garden plants, thanks to the time-lapse shooting technology.
20 This artwork is an artistic ironical representation of anthropocentrism cutting through our culture. Creating the illusion of creatures with human-like features we want to draw attention to that misunderstanding. If humanization of other species continues to be the only way to make people think not only for themselves there is no way to posthuman future for us.Thus, using a neural network trained to read lips, we analyzed numerous videos of blossoming flowers. In order to understand what the plants are talking about, thinking that we do not hear them.
|Authors||Milena Bashkatova and Dariia Purvina|
“Petunias Are a Girl’s Best Friend”. Terms and conditions (schizoescapism)
21 Global environmental deprivation, a phenomenon arose as a result of a pandemic, where individuals found themselves in a situation of prolonged isolation and monotonous everyday life, where their proper space is no longer associated with the outside. It has led to a violation of the normal mental spatial-time coordinates. Torn out of the usual “external-internal” balance, out of the spatial-social context, the places of staying turned into hospital wards, into spaceships, lockdown defective ecosystems, unusual for existence.
13/09/20 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CET
To be the wind for the tree
22 Did you ever want to hear a tree talk? Did you ever want to feel how the water goes up the tree crones? How does the wind feel for the tree? This project is based on the idea of the Internet of Trees (IoT) verbalizing the tree sensualities. A poetry generator produces iterations that consist of TT+ (Tree Talker) sensor data. The work translates the trees readable for the viewer, creating vocabulary for the physiological processes that happen inside them: the sap going up the crones, the humidity of the trunk, connected with the humidity of the air and soil, their vertical position in three axes and how the tree feels gravity and wind, the twelve spectra of light the leaves photosynthesize on.
23 The media-performance Flower guides the viewer through the scenario which is based on the theory of “7 stages of falling in love”. During the performance each stage is described through the representation of flowers in media and is paralleled with the stages of the development of technology. The history of technology is visualised with the help of images of flowers and is shown as the history of feeling. The installation “Flower”draws from the well-known statement — “Media is the message” — and proposes to view media from the point of its sensibility – shame, selfhood, identity, embodiment, and corporeality. It is no secret that technology has its own language, view, corporeality, and choreography. In the series of videos presented in the installation, the history of visual media is compared and paralleled with the history of the representation of flowers in the Hollywood and Soviet movies, TV series, Youtube videos, stories and other visual media. The screens describe the sense that the lyrical hero experiences at each stage — size, distance, and medium gradually grow, get closer and increase the degree of intimacy. The ratio does not contradict the sensible and emotional components, and the human interferes and merges with the technological. Screens do not only broadcast, but also create and conceal the secret — who or what is the object of love in the story? The video uses the music “Confession of Love” by Alfred Schnittke Description of the stages are taken from the article: https://www.psychologies.ru/articles/7-stadiy-vlyublennosti/ 1. INCEPTION Used video: (24 Mar 1905) BIRTH OF A FLOWER – FIRST KINEMACOLOUR FILM Inception is the moment at which a certain someone begins to take on a whole new meaning in your life. It might be someone you have known for years or someone you met just hours ago. Either way, you begin to focus intently on that person — a trait known as salience to scientists. Congratulations! Whether you meant to or not, you have begun the first stage in the process of falling in love. 2. INTRUSIVE THINKING Used frames and screenshots from the films: "Pretty Woman" (1990), "Office Romance" (1977), Twilight (2008), "White Oleander" (2002), “Vertigo” (1958), "The Cranes Are Flying"(1957). The next stage occurs when thoughts of your love begin to intrude into your mind. You replay snippets of conversation, recall exactly what he was wearing one night, or think fondly of her smile. You wonder what he would think of the book you are reading, or what her advice on your problem with your boss might be. Every meeting with your beloved, whether planned or happenstance, becomes a weighty event worthy of ongoing review. In the beginning, these intrusive thoughts come only occasionally. As you move further into this stage, though, they become obsessive. In fact, people tend to spend 85 to 100 percent of their time thinking of the person with whom they are falling in love. In most cases, real life goes on as normal, with the thoughts forming a pleasant backdrop to the tasks of daily living. Sometimes, though, people in this stage become distracted and have trouble focusing on work or school. 3. CRYSTALLIZATION Used videos: 4Flower Animation Cinema 4d & After Effect (Free project) CINEMA 4D tutorial- Building flowers with cloners – lynda.com Creating a Flower-like Structure in Cinema 4D Those in love are sometimes said to idealize their beloved, but science shows that this is incorrect. Instead, the third stage of falling in love is known as crystallization. This is when you begin to develop a clear picture of not only your love’s strengths but also his faults. Rather than an ethereal figure, your beloved is becoming a whole, real person in your mind. Still, despite knowing her faults, there is a tendency to dismiss them or even view them as charming quirks. 4. CRAVING, HOPE AND UNCERTAINTY Used videos: HOW I LOVE YOU – (Lyrics) My Declaration of Love to You Roses flower love EYES ON ME – (Faye Wong / Lyrics) МУЗЫКА МОЕЙ ДУШИ/НЕЖНОЕ ПРИЗНАНИЕ В ЛЮБВИ/ЛЮБИМОМУ МУЖЧИНЕ/Я ТЕБЯ ОЧЕНЬ ЛЮБЛЮ Craving, hope, and uncertainty go hand in hand with crystallization. Now that you have a clear picture of who your beloved is, you are overcome with the desire for a relationship. Everything that happens between you becomes fraught with emotional meaning — the slightest positive overture becomes proof that your love is returned, while the tiniest rebuff becomes grounds for despair. Separation anxiety and the determination to overcome any obstacles to your love are part of this phase. 5. HYPOMANIA Used videos: How to make Buttercream Flowers on cupcakes – Part 1 – Cupcake Bouquet 21 PRETTY FLOWER IDEAS Simple Carrot Flower Carving Garnish – Art Of Vegetable Carving Designs How to Make Buttercream Flowers Впечатляющие цветы из огурцов и цветы из фиолетовой капусты At some point, you will likely start to experience what scientists refer to as hypomania. This is the rush of energy that makes it feel like you need little food or sleep. However, it also tends to come out in such nervous reactions as flushing, trembling, physical awkwardness, stuttering, sweating, and a racing or pounding heartbeat. 6. JEALOUSY AND INTENSE MOTIVATION Used videos: stories “Flower” from natalia.tixo Those who have advanced down the path of falling in love tend to experience a strong motivation to win over their love interest. Irrational jealousy and behaviors — known as "mate guarding" and designed to warn other potential partners away from your beloved — are common during this stage. The fear of rejection and an overwhelming sense of longing also tend to appear at this time. 7. HELPLESSNESS At some point, your intense feelings will likely give way to a sense of helplessness. You may at first feel despondent, but as the obsessiveness starts to subside, you might wonder why you ever behaved so irrationally. At this point, you may still very much want a relationship, but you begin to resign yourself to the notion that what will be will be. Pragmatism and logic gradually take the reins. If it works, it works. If it doesn't, you move on.
13/09/20 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CET
THE POLITICAL TREE
24 The ecocide of all forest ecosystems occurs every year in the form of wildfires, contamination and massive deforestation. Lately the situation has reached its limits, which means that trees in different parts of the world began to demonstrate spontaneously. Approximately a few hundred trees near Saint-Petersburg went to a rally in relation to the latest political events. Trees endeavour to defend their right to exist.
|Authors||Antsulevich Nikifor and Vania Zaslavets|
25 This video is a journey through animated architecture projects. Some of them were implemented; some stayed purely virtual. The fluid space of the video is based on various iterations of the “Parnik Matyshina” project, which was built in 2018 during the Contemporary Art in the Traditional Museum festival.
26 The Coordinates project studies artificial spaces created by humans: parks as well as virtual 3D spaces. Based on the concept…
Formica Rufa. Forest Ant
27 В течение летнего сезона Сергей Филатов регулярно проводил полевые записи на различные микрофоны в окрестностях Санкт-Петербурга. Утренние песнопения птиц, водопады,…
Garden-4470. Sound bioempathic network
28 Garden-4470 is a bioempathic sound network inspired by the communication of trees and installed in a city garden. Thanks to its sensors, it responds to light and vibration, imitating the squeaks, groans and sighs of trees recorded in a natural forest. It steals the sun rays from the leaves while the wind carries its sounds like pollen. Digital Garden-4470 interacts with the living garden system. The sounds of the forest, refracted through mechanized receptors, wander among the solitary trees with their phantom voices.
10/09/20 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm CET
|Authors||Tata Gorian and Andrey Rylov|
29 “Finally, we will speak of the haptic whenever there is no longer a strict subordination in either direction, either a relaxed subordination or a virtual connection, but when sight discovers in itself a specific function of touch that is uniquely its own, distinct from its optical function”.
— G. Deleuze. Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation
Entering into interaction with the world, humans use light in the usual way to clarify for themselves other forms of existence – procedural, variable systems formed by continuous interspecies communication. Clarity is an anthropocentric weapon against the alienness of nonhuman systems, a way to filter a dark heterogeneous environment through a language, enclose it in the framework of rational terminology, reduce a complex set of relationships to another tool in hands of a human.
Sound artist: Fragile Hex
Construction consultant: Bulat Shakirov
|Authors||Victoria Gopka, Anna Kaplan, Grigorii Kirgizov, Sofiya Osbanova, Anastasia Slavina|
30 Man and his reflection in the media mirror of disappearing realities of an artificial paradise. Our realities today are disintegrating, changing. During the pandemic, our life largely spilled over into virtual reality, and the real one has acquired a limited framework, stagnation. Today the network is a kind of artificial paradise where you can escape from reality, admire your reflection and imagine yourself as you want to be or appear.
|Authors||Victoria Ilyushkina and Maya Popova|
Square Meter Tales
31 In the Middle of Nowhere Square Meter Tales If you walk long and aimlessly through the forest, you can feel how the personal husk is crumbling. The practice of non-thinking helps to take internal informational noise off the table. If you freeze and watch, you can feel a special radio frequency, on which – with interference, of course – transmit forest miracles. Stories, relationship, adventures stretch like cobwebs. I will outline space: a square meter of a fairy tale. Stand and listen.
Polymerized cybernetic plant
32 Artist and science fiction writer Anastasya Kizilova’s piece deals with questions of bioethics and digital colonization. It paints a picture of a future where a centralized process of plant cyborgization is underway, thanks to technology. In it, plant cyborgs gain the ability to communicate and pass through various stages of social integration: colonization, resistance, and liberation, culminating in their becoming full members of society.
|Authors||Anastasya Kizilova, Eugene Markin|
Short glimpse through the curtain
33 “Short glimpse through the curtain” is the aided look through the window curtainhiding the last reminder of the physical world left outside the screen during quarantine, the video documentation of the element of self-similar set of self- isolation as survival strategy.
09/09/20 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm СET
Chudo polyana 2.0 – stream. Valeriana dioica
09-10/09/20 9:00 am - 8:00 am CET
Chudo polyana 2.0. – stream. Cirsium rivulare
10-11/09/20 9:00 am - 8:00 am CET
Chudo polyana 2.0. – stream. Primula elatior
11-12/09/20 9:00 am - 8:00 am CET
водное путешествие Пангардения
37 Ключевой частью “Блуждающих садов” (третий день фестиваля Арс Электроника, 11 сентября) будет совместное водное путешествие художников, кураторов и учёных. …
|Авторы||Ученые ИТМО, кураторы и художники проекта|
Pangardenia Boat trip – stream
11/09/20 10:00 am - 11:10 am CET
|Participants||Artur Konstantinov, Laura Rodrigez, Natalia Fedorova, Anna Kozlova, Alexander Kapitonov, Valery Chernov, Vadim Manaenko, Boris Shershenkov|
39 Can we feel the connection with the nature at a distance, feel by our skin? The Loci project is a tactile landscape and spatial-temporal connections with other species in real time. The object consists of a lighting installation situated in a field, forest, or city park, and several wearable devices associated with it. Solar-powered light field devices register the movement of small animals and large insects, react to them with light and send signals about their activity to the computer (or smartphone), which can be located at any distance from the installation.
40 Вынужденная остановка многих процессов связанных с коронавирусом, заставила нас задуматься над целью собственной жизни, над своими поступками и действиями. Мы…
|Авторы||Сергей Филатов, Михаил Климовский|
The perfect garden
LINK TO THE GARDEN: https://clck.ru/Qor6cA perfect garden has appeared in St. Petersburg. The garden is located in flying ship over the Vosstaniya square in Saint-Petersburg. This ship looks like it is made of glass. But also it could be made of resin or solidified juice of plants. If you look closely at the ship, you can see that it is covered with veins, like a leaf. There are many plants inside the ship. So far, no one has found the entrance to this garden. It seems that no ramp goes down from it. And also there is no gate to this perfect oasis. Maybe this ship is only a Mirage? Or maybe it’s all about Art. The perfect garden is a project of a group of St. Petersburg’s media artists. They want to draw attention to the fact that there is a lack of greens in St. Petersburg. Current eco-system of the city is out of date. Trees and plants, birds, animals and all citizens of a modern city (except humans) have no right, have no voice. And treated only like decorations. To build this ship artists collaborate with a group of experts, who shared with them their knowledge in urbanism and explained to them all the components of a perfect garden.
|Authors||New media Lab (Natalia Fedorova, Daria Okhrimenko, Evgenii Khlopotov, Tony Shinihin, Nikifor Antsulevich, Ivan Zaslavets, Ilona Borodina, Ksenia Bakhtina)|
DOWNLOAD THE GAME:
Windows: https://clck.ru/QmJVfWe already explored and experienced how lens-based images that were brought to us by photography have shaped our culture and perception of the world around us. Right now we are experiencing another major shift: we have to coexist with comprehensive computational images