Shahar Marcus, Now&After International Video Art Festival 2018 at ARTPLAY Design Center, Moscow
The theme is AUTONOMOUS REALITY, 18+
The eighth edition of the Now&After International Video Art Festival will be held at the ARTPLAY Design Center from 7 to 16 February 2018.
Opening 7 February at 7 pm (UTC+3)
ARTPLAY Design Center
Nizhnyaya Syromyatnicheskaya st., 10/7
Reality is an intuitively understood component of our life. It is a philosophical category, a scientific constant, and something that everyone can define in his own way. Reality refers to everything that arises in time and then disappears, and usually its existence does not need any proof.
Autonomy implies independence and acting according to one’s own internal motives, and in the age of globalization it acquires special significance.
The artists were invited to go in search of an autonomous reality, the one that is not controlled from the outside and develops according to its own laws, independent and self-sufficient, self-governing and detached.
They have discovered it in the system of scientific approach to the development of knowledge of the world, and in the phantom field of illusions and words, in the digital world that tempts virtual reality, and in the hidden from extraneous universe of memory, in the illusory world of cinema and in laws of economic development, in space and in the inner circle of family.
In addition to the Festival’s main program, that will be demonstrated for ten days as a multi-channel video installation at the Small Hall of the Artplay Center, Now&After’18 will present an extensive special program: lectures and discussions, meetings with artists and curators, excursions and performances. The festival visitors will see the video art programs of festivals from France, Poland, Argentina, Germany and Taiwan.
Now&After’18 special guests are: Tomasz Wendland from Poland, Director of Mediations Biennale, Gabriel Soucheyre, Director of Videoformes Digital Arts Festival, France, and Marisol Bellusci, curator of VideoBardo International Videopoetry Festival (Argentina).
Special project of the Now&After’18 International Video Art Festival – an exhibition of digital art from Taiwan Data Mania will be shown at the CCI Fabrika from February 28 to March 29.