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MOSCOW NEW MEDIA ART LAB 


INVITATION 


Dear Sur / Mme 
Organizing Committee of Moscow New Media LAB kindly invites you to take 
part in Laboratory workshop to be held in Moscow through January - July 
1994. 
The workshop is planned as a _ series of theoretical and practical seminars 
dealing with the media arts and coordinated by an international team. The 
seminars will be an event of immense importance for the Rissian artists. As 
a result of the workshop the exhibition is to be held in Moscow, in 
September 1994. 
We will appriciate if you could a#tend the workshop to share your knowledge 
and experience in the fild New W 3dia Art in form of a lecture or 
perticipating in practical work of 1.e Laboratory. 
Please find inclosed informatior on the Project, it's structure and the main 
seminar topics. 
lf you consider your participation as a real possibility kindly ask you to 
inform the Organizing Committee on the preferable form of participetion, 
time of visit and necessary support from our side such as visa support etc. 
Your assistance is very much appriciated. 


Yours sincerely, 
lrina Alpatova 


Organizing Committee member, 
SCCA-Moscow Director 


XYHOXKECTBEHHAS JIABOPATOPMS HOBbIX MEQAVA MOCKBA 





MOSCOW NEW MEDIA ART LAB 


At this time in Russia, there is very little practical and theoretical information 
available to the public about the media arts. As well, funding projects involving new 
technologies is extremely difficult and expensive. The technology being used in 
Russia now is often outdated, and the acquisitation of new equipment must be done 
outside of Russia increasing costs because of transport, customs, etc. 


Through an ongoing, public seminar series dealing with four divisions of the 
media arts - multimedia, computer, video and sound - the organizational 
collaboration listed below hopes to allow development in the media arts. The 
workshop will be an eight month practical and theoretical experience with the 
subsequent goal of a dual Russian new media art and International media art 
exhibition. A series of historical and philosophical lectures by international media arts 
specialists made open to the public will be held at the Contemporary Arts Center in 
Moscow. In the same space, a practical, hands-on workshop will be coordinated by 
an iternational team for a democratically selected group of Russian artists. This 
workshop will provide artists with a working space and access to all of the 
technological hardware necesseiy for them to develop their skills in one of the 
aforementationed divisions. All work space, use, and maintenance of hardware will 
come cost free to the artists for the duration of the workshop. 


This group will consist of 20-25 artists selected by an extended board of the 
Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Moscow. The artists will apply to the Soros 
Center for Contemporary Arts through November-December 1993. The application 
will consist of a resume, including documentation of any previous media arts work. 
As well, each artist will be asked to provide a project proposal. From the 
applications, International Jury will select 20-25 Russian artists to participante in the 
workshop. Out of this group will come the participants in the exhibition to be held in 
September 1994 in Moscow. 


Although there are many organizations within Russia willing to give time and 
energy to this project, funding is needed to import specialists from Western Europe, 
Asia and the Americas. Equally as important is the acquisitation of technological 
hardware, mainly computers, sound, television, and video equipment. Technological 
support is essential to allow the much needed Western theoretical and practical 
exchange of knowledge. 


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MOSCOW NEW MEDIA ART LAB 





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Brief description of the project 





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(audio, video, slide, photo e.t.c.) 


Adress: Moscow, ul. Bolshaya Yakimanka, 6 
Contamporary Art Centre 


MOSCOW, ‘UL. CHERNYAKHOVSKOGO, 4a 


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NEW MEDIA ART LAB (propesa bs } 
12 The proposed structure and working plan of the 
Lab is to serve the two fallowing purposes: 


= to dttkadet interest jf humanitarian, art and 
technologies spheres representatives to the 
problems of co-interference of art and new 
technologies. 


- to form the situation for creating the final 
exhibition resulting the Lab work. 


2. To select partisipants for the exhibition. 
The two groups of students should be formed: 


- artists who present their projects and from 
the beginning of the workshop they etare their 
practical activity. 


~- studentswho start with the theoretical studies 
and in case they develope their own project 
they start practical worki 


3. Attending the workshop the students are ‘Supposed: 


a/ To learn the history theory and practice of 
new technologies functioning in art and culture 
of 20-th century. 


b/ To learnivbhdeoseand audiomaterials on new techno- 
logies both historical and contemporary 


c/ To select the specialization and to develop the 
project of his own under the BupervraTon of se= 
lected professor 


a To prepare art project for the final exhibition, that 
is ment to be an audiorecording, videofilm, 
instdiddtion bdsed on using audio, video, TV, 


light and optical effects. It can be a TV 
show or a projects for city space as well. 


LAB STRUCTURE 
The Lab program includes 3 types of studies: 


+ Lectures — = seminars = practical work 





a 


The program is devided into 3 main stages: 
1. January, february, march * 94 


During the first period the Russian specialists 
should present the information on electronic 
technologies in context of contemporary art and 
culture, cinema, theatre, music etc. as well 
and to form the base for future students’ 
practical work in the field of new techs. 


2. April, may, june ‘94 


During the second period the seminar work is 

going on with participation of the lecturers 
from the other countries. The most important 

part in this period are the practical studies — 
in accordance with the selected specialization 

The students are working on their projects 

for the final exhibition. 


3. July; august, september, october "94 


Preparing for the exhibition 


PLAN OF LECTURES AND SEMINARS 
The l-st stage 


a/ The basic information on electronic technologies: 
Radio, TV¢g Video, PC, networks. 


Fields of using and history of using in art 
Demonstration of materials 

Introduction into the Lab project 

/G. Ovchinnikov, A.Prokhorov, N.Zaretskaya, S Shutov/ 


b/ Radio and television as means of mass communication 
and art. History and contemporary situation.: Technical 
specifications, demonstration of materials and tech- 
nical possibilites. /AiSherel,N.Zaretskaya, V.Mikhal- 


kovitch/ 


c/ Video 
History, using, position in art. Progress from 
movit to spacions forms. The meaning of videoinstalla- 





tion and videosculpture. Cjnnections and penet ration into 


theatre, cinema ,.music, performanct, TV. Video 
and Philosophy. Demonstration of materials and 
Technical possibilities. 
/ G. Ovchinnikov, N. Zaretskaya, O, Aranson, I.Kulik, 
-K. Preobrazhensky/ 





a/ Computer . 


History and possibilities 
Technical’ types, generations, programming. 
Computer and the art. Computer animation. 
History of animation. Technical possibilities. 
Cjmputer and philosophy. 

/‘G. Ovchinnikov, V. Moguilevsky, S. Shutov/ 


e/ Sound 


Radio, history, electronic technologies in 


recording, reproduction and transformation. 

Sound in cinema. Sound in video. Technical 
specification. Sound as an art media. /A. Sherel, 
A.Smirnov, A. Artsimovich, T. Didenko/ 


f/ Light 


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Light effects in cinema, theatre, video, and art. 
Lazer, projection, optical effects. / A foreign 
specialist is to be invited - Bill Viola/ 

U. Kharikov. 7 | 


Space ° 
Exposition space, means of art space organization. 
Installation,::video installation, multi media 
installation / A foreign specialist is neeted/ 

S. Shutov 








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