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Drumpainting
Media-performance

 
Drumpainting
Media-performance

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Curator: Marina Koldobskaya

Idea: Anna Frants

Programming: Mikhail Chernov

Organisers:
National Center For Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg
St.Petersburg Arts Project, NY
Media-laboratory CYLAND

Media-laboratory CYLAND project
2007
© CYLAND media lab
St.Petersburg, Russia.

Drumpainting program, as well as the other Media-laboratory CYLAND projects, is a technical basis for artists, who are looking for the usage of the newest technologies. With the help of this program, artists can create original media-performances, involving their audience in the interactive process.

Specially designed program allows to transform musical sounds into the visual images, which are downloaded in the database by an artist in advance. A drummer is playing throughout the performance, and drum-rhythms become graphical elements, created by the artist. Entangling with one another, graphical elements form paintings, ever-changing with the music. The program-interface allows to change the color of the graphical elements, their transparency, supplying the variety of special effects and endlessly modifying the picture at any moment and according to your wish. Utterly simple interface may be easily used by any spectator involving her/him into the "live Art" creative process. Although the " graphical music images" are constantly changing, you may still catch any moment and have it printed.

"Brush Stroke"
Graphics: Marina Koldobskaya
2007

To make Drumpainting program work, the database was to be filled. I' ve put the blots, stripes and strokes on the scraps of paper with the Chinese ink. As a result there appeared a shining, radiating, endlessly mutable, enchanting abstract painting. This was impressive. It seemed like we had created a super instrument.

"Red Ice"
Performance by Kazunubu Yangia
design: Marina Koldobskaya
photos and files editing: Vladimir Smornov-Lilo
2008

In the Summer of 2008 in St. Petersburg exhibition -hall "Manege" there was a performance: a Japanese artist, curator and Zen-Buddhist Kazunubu Yangai together with a Japanese dancer Yoshiko Swain and a Russian dancer Artem Ignatiev were improvising something like "the creation of the world" to accompaniment of flute, didgeridoo and drums. They were swiftly running around the ice cube,which was gradually disappearing, melting and being covered with pigment layers, as with volcanic ashes.

"Little Cute Nice Pretty Guest Worker"
graphics: Irina Vasilieva
2009

It's a story of a guest worker and his adventures in the vasts of our boundless Motherland.

«I will survive»
Graphics: Vladimir Smornov-Lilo
2009

A reverence to Gogol Nikolai Vasilievich. This work had been inspired by Gogol's "Vii"

Drumpainting's presentations:
2008
Exhibition " Е.А.Т. History" NCCA Moscow
Cyberfest 08. St. Petersburg State Hermitage
Festival The Sonic Self Chelsea Art Museum, New-York City
Art- Fair Taide 2008 Helsinki, Finland.

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