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Project: CYFEST 10 Digital Media Program and Public Art Installation
Date: November, 2016
Location: SOFA, Bogota
Client: Cyland Media Art Lab
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Curation and Project Management for Traveling International Exhibition of Digital Media Art and Public Art Installation
For the 10th annual edition, the CYFEST Digital Media Program travelled to Bogota for a screening held in conjunction with the installation of new public artwork from Anna Frants.
ABOUT THE INSTALLATION:
Anna Frants debuted the world premier of a new work in Bogota this November. The installation—titled “No. O” — presented viewers with the opportunity to engage with a modular, 3D Public Art installation. Conceptually referencing a computer grid and visually reflecting the infrastructure of a building sans walls, the exposed scaffolding houses objects, videos, and movements. The installation is flexible, varying from site to site and country to country, with local materials utilized in each iteration.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Anna Frants is an artist / curator who cofounded CYLAND Media Art Lab and St. Petersburg Art Projec. Frants’ interactive art installations have been exhibited extensively including the Venice Biennale, the St. Petersburg Biennial, Moscow Biennial, Polish Biennial, The State Hermitage Museum, The Chelsea Art Museum, Convergence London, Gogolfest, and Transmediale, among others. Frants’ works can be found in collections of The Museum of Art and Design, Kolodzei Art Foundation, Sergey Kuryokhin Center, and numerous private collections.
THE CYFEST 10 DIGITAL MEDIA THEME IS “DIGITAL REVOLUTION”:
Through the Digital Evolution era, New Media artists used the technology available to make images to be viewed on a screen. From projections to television, computers, devices, applications, and games – generations of creatives have manipulated, innovated, probed, and progressed the Tech industry tools they utilize to create and present art. Erasing the boundaries that until now separated the parallel fields of Art :: Tech, New Media artists are transitioning from being users of available technology to makers of the next generation of innovation. The division of Art :: Tech has been broken through, and artists’ visions of what is technologically possible in the present is shaping our perspective future. Vive la Digital REvolution.
The CYFEST 10 DIGITAL MEDIA PROGRAM is a curated selection of short-format video works by established and emerging artists from cities where public screenings are to be held. Curated by Leah Stuhltrager, the program spans forms of screen-based art including animated gifs, net art, virtual reality, stop-motion, performance art, gaming, digital collage, and technology based innovation in film. Leah Stuhltrager specializes in the emerging, intersecting fields of Art and Technology. Career highlights include projects at Lincoln Center, Coachella, E-Halle, Contemporary Istanbul, Circulo de Bellas Artes, The Hermitage Museum, Oriental Pearl Tower, CYBERFEST, Art Meets Tech, sister city “Berlin x Tokyo” at Roppongi Hills, Asia Pacific Week for the German Senate, SOFA Bogota, and London’s The Great Eastern Wall. She is on the Board of TEDxBerlin; mentors for accelerator programs including hub:raum, Startup Germany and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, as well as consults tech companies on creative innovation.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: CORFERIAS FOR SOFA (BOGOTA):
Held annually in Bogota, SOFA (Salon Leisure and fantasy) is an international Tech and Culture event bringing together communities involved with electronics, gaming, film, art, and performance. Held at Corferias (Centro Internacional de Negocios y Exposiciones de Bogotá), SOFA was attended by 130,000 visitors in 2014; 170,000 in 2015.