Lumen Prize at CYFEST 11, St Petersburg, Russia

Cyberfest 11

Stieglitz State Academy

Lumen is delighted to be partnering with CYLAND Media Art Lab for CYFEST 11 from February 2-12, 2018, for the 11th international festival of media ar, at the Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, St Petersburg, Russia.

Lumen Prize exhibited the 2016 Lumen Prize Gold Award winner Hyperplanes of Simultaneity by Fabio Giampietro and Alessio de Vecchi, and the 2017 Founders Award, Slide to Expose by by Nicole Ruggiero, Molly Soda, and Refrakt alongside a showreel of selected moving image works which included:

–   Christine Hooper’s On Loop – Winner of the 2015 Lumen Animate Award

–   Maybe We’ll Have Another Chance, 2017 Lumen Prize Shortlist for Moving Image

–   Screens Futures, 2017 Lumen Prize Shortlist for Moving Image

–    Black Moves by Carla Chan, 2016 Lumen Prize Shortlist for Moving Image

Carla Rapoport, Director and Founder of Lumen gave a lecture on the History of the Lumen Prize reviewing the development of the genre globally over the past ten years on Feb 3rd at the State Hermitage Museum. Foetini Aravani,  Digital Curator, Museum of London, followed with a lecture on the curation and preservation of digital art, copyright, emulation vs hardware vs concept propagation, and the intersection of curatorial practice and digital/born-digital material in museums.

Throughout its history, the CYFEST Festival has focused on studying the dialog between new and traditional visual languages, trying to show technological achievements through an artistic conversion. The 2018 festival, called Weather Forecast: Digital Cloudiness, examines how changes in the realm of digital technologies can be treated as if they were changes in the weather.  This is something that is beyond our control, but it directly affects our everyday life.

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