The audiovisual performance »Synesthetic Symphony«, that was created for the »Crystal.Reconstruction« project, will be performed with the light-musical instrument »Crystal« on the second evening of the exhibition closing by ::vtol::, Peter Kirn, Yulia Glukhova and Sila Sveta – curated by Natalia Fuchs.
The central object of the performance, the reconstructed light-musical instrument »Crystal«, was developed by Bulat Galeyev at the Prometheus Institute at Kazan in 1964 and reconstructed in 2015 by ::vtol:: and Sila Sveta studio at the Polytechnic Museum, Moscow. »Crystal« was premiered in Moscow at the VDNKh in 1966 and was afterwards almost completely lost – until the object was reconstructed by the Prometheus Institute, Kazan and the Polytechnic Museum, Moscow, in 2015, to be part of the exhibition »On the Origin of the New« at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow.
Natalia Fuchs, curator of the »Kristall.Reconstruction« project at the Polytechnic Museum, Moscow, will introduce into the performance in English.
About the artists
Natalia Fuchs is the Head of Emerging Media Art at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts ROSIZO in Moscow and the Communications Director for Sila Sveta Interactive Media Studio. The curator and art historian is a graduate of the University of Manchester, UK and Leonardo scholarship winner at the History of Media Arts program of Donau-Universität, Austria. From 2013 to 2016, she was a curator at the Polytechnic Museum and of the »Polytech.Science.Art« program.
::vtol:: is Moscow-based project, founded by media artist and musician Dmitriy Morozov in 2007. The main directions of his work are experimental electronic music, art objects and DIY electronic instruments. He also produces sound tracks for movies, video art and performances. Peter Kirn is an audiovisual artist, composer, musician, technologist and journalist. He is editor of CDM and co-creator of the open source platform MeeBlip for hardware synthesizer.
Yulia Glukhova is an artist and sound producer from Moscow. She was graduated from VGIK Sound Engineering Faculty (Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov) in 2012. Sila Sveta is a global interactive media studio founded by Alexander Us and Alexey Rozov. The studio is engaged in the development and implementation of interactive installations, art projects and the production of multimedia content (graphics and visual effects, video shooting and post-production, music and sound effects). Sila Sveta operates within the fields of virtual reality and immersive visualization.