illuminating the imaginary


Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Postbiological Age

Curator: Dmitry Bulatov

The special project of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad Branch, Russia)

Techno-biological art is a direction of contemporary art in which living matter is the means for creating an artwork, and the newest biomedical and informational technologies are the method used. Techno-biological artworks as a rule are generated in laboratories and frequently in collaboration with scientific research institutes. The works themselves are also alive or ‘semi-living’ and that’s why the only proof of a form’s existence that survives with time is the project’s documentation. This artificial life created by artists is as fragile and short-lived as natural life, but the existence is forever fixed and thus written into the history of the Earth’s evolution.

Sections of the collection

  • Artificial but Actual (Artificial Life)
  • Limits of Modeling (Evolutionary Design)
  • Shining Prostheses (Robotics)
  • Body as Technology (Technobody Modification)
  • More than a Copy, Less than Nothingness (Bio and Genetic Engineering)
  • Semi-Living (Tissue and Stem Cells Engineering)
  • P.S.: Re-Coding

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CHRONO IV (Intervals 2)

Author: art group Chrono

An international group CHRONO presents its fourth project, which continues the theme of time perception as a subjective construction, which most people consider as a social phenomenon and consecutive further developments, which connects past, present and future. But it is possible to create the designs that encompass past, present, and future, confirming French saying «Le Temps n'existe pas plus.» (Time doesn't exist).

European East (object)

Authors: Konstantin Solodunenko

"The Chinese want the whole world to be China and, preferably in red." And the idea came to me - to build a pagoda - red pagoda. This will symbolize China. Inside there are a lot of pendants made of bamboo, and The Red Ball can be seen more deeply - which symbolizes peace. It's allowed to enter this construction.

Art project Photophoby 1 and Photophoby 2.

The idea of ​​"Photophobia-1" was to appeal to the media tools and environments to create new forms of representation pictures - movies using text, sound, animation, and a number of digital technologies. Especially for the project artists from 10 countries established more than 20 photo-films, issued on DVD.

In "Photophobia-2" the input material was limited with one image for each film transmitted for interpretive reading to the artist by another author. To participate in the project were invited 18 artists (9 pairs) from 9 countries. The curators of project departed from the idea even further intensification of the fear of perfection and completeness of imaginative picture of the world, frozen in a single frame, and the transfer of photos to the hands of another provoked the blurring of a taboo zone of authorship, prompting the authors to the interaction.


Roads and Portraits of the Pacific

Author: Bernard Steffin

"I like the language of photos, they convey a lot of words, staying silent. After years of working in the fashion industry in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Calcutta and other places, my attention is now focused on traveling and documentary photos. I photograph the roads and people around them".

Elusive Beauty

Authors: Natalia Akhmetova, Rostislav Maksimov

The concept of “Pictorial” (“picturesque”) photo was introduced into the world practice in the end of XIX century. This school of photography is creative, based on the laws of painting, its traditions and experience. By erasing the objectivity of portrayed, pictorialists fought with its detail. Soft focus — is the most recognizable feature of pictorial photography. Its creators softened images to distinguish them among the usual sharp shots and make them emotional.

150th anniversary of the Far Eastern photography

Photographers of the Far East made creative discoveries in the 19th century, along with explorers. They captured unique beauties of the Far Eastern land, created priceless material for an encyclopedia of our unique region: pictures of life, original natural landscapes, various historical events and more.

The first photo collection of the Far East was created by talented photographer Vladimir Lanin in Nikolaevsk on the Amur River in 1861.

At the same time with him other pioneers of photography worked on the Far East: Bran, Peter Lopatin, Emil NinoVladimir Mendeleyev, Carl Schulz, Stepan Makarov, Alexey Kuznetsov.

In the archives of Pacific photographers’ Union, in scientific libraries, in the funds of geographic societies and museums, wonderful historic photo collections are kept, many of them haven’t been demonstrated to the wide audience yet.


Author: Yury Lugansky

Selected photos from the funds, meetings with nature, real and fantasy photo tours, unforgettable meetings with different interesting people, acquaintance with historical events, highlights of the Far Easten biography, Primorsky krai and Vladivostok are presented in 'Meetings' photo exhibition.


The Seminar of Marc Bonneville

Multimedia... is it the second-rate photo?

"In the last 10 years the world of photography has changed a lot. The revolution of digital image implies the existence of sub-revolution. In this case photographer often becomes a director. After a short trip into the past, where the one of the first attempts to create a multimedia-based photography was La Jetee (Chris Marker), we will walk along the paths created by Magnum and see the latest works l’Oeil Public, Mediastorm and collectif item, by such authors as Guillaume Herbaut, Samuel Bollendorf, Bertrand Gaudillere, Christina Firmino... "


Director: Mimura Junichi

The family of 14-year-old Kai, junior high student, is on the verge of breakdown. His 17-year-old sister, Misaki, was arrested by the police for stealing a bike, father was fired from his company, mother is worried about their future and starts thinking of getting a divorce. Kai tries to recover damaged family and find his own sound by making a family quartet. Can music bring peace and love to them?


Director: Daniel Roby

1976. Montreal. Eight people who wanted to see and be seen at the trendiest disco in town, will be juggling freedom and tradition, lovers and family, drugs and sobriety, fame and anonymity, until they will be forced to make sober choices in an era when excess was the norm, and when disco was king.

Herb & Dorothy

Director: Megumi Sasaki

Herb & Dorothy tells an amazing story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to assemble one of the most significant contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. In the early 1960s, Herb and Dorothy Vogel gradually began to purchase the works of unknown artists, guided by two rules: it had to be affordable and small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Many of the works they acquired are now appreciated so high, that their collection today is worth millions of dollars. Still, the Vogels haven’t sold a single piece.

Cooking with Stella

Director: Dilip Mehta

Stella Elizabeth Matthews has been a cook in the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi for 30 years. She is an excellent cook, and brilliant at creatively padding her salary – with a few pilfered items, some minor overcharging, and a special phone‐order duty free business. A married couple Maya and Michael come to her house with their child. Michael is longing to learn authentic Indian cooking and stays at home as “housewife” while Maya goes off to work as Canadian diplomat. But Stella’s cozy world is in danger because of an honest nanny Tannu arrival, who threatens to expose Stella’s deceptions…

Women art revolution

Director: Lynn Hershman Leeson

The film details major events in women’s art of the 1970s: the first feminist art education program, political organizations and protests, alternative art spaces, independent publications and installations which changed the entire direction of art. New ways of understanding the complexities of relations between genders, races and classes appeared. Over time, the perseverance and courage of these artists-innovators resulted in what many historians now consider to be the most significant art movement of the late 20th century.

Canadian short films program

7 Canadian short films touching upon various and quite risky topics ranging from passionate affairs and unexpected incidents to gastronomic competitions and death dances.

Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival

Founded on 1994, the Festival is recognized as the Italian main short film event, and Capalbio is considered the Italian capital of brevity in all arts. 16 short films that were shown on the festival several last years are gathered in this program.

Gwanno mask dramma

Danno Puppet Theater's Performance.

Gwanno Mask Drama is one of the plays of Gangneung Danno Festival which has a thousand years history. It is the pantomime which consists of dances, motions and dialogues devoted to traditional culture, which are of great historic and artistic value.

The play "Three cheerful gnomes"

Primorsky Regional Puppet Theatre

Fairy tale in one act

Cheerful musical fairy tale about the forest gnomes and malicious Black troll who has stolen their magic book.

"Little Comedies"

Primorsky Regional Drama Theatre of Youth

Joke in two acts by Anton Chekhov's plays "A Marriage Proposal" and "The Bear".

The nature of human stubbornness is multifaceted and sometimes it comes to outright nonsense, pride and vanity simply knows no bounds. But there's no better cure for pride than a good laugh and humor.

Way to yourself

Meet the audience. Russian theatre and cinema actress Elena Dudina.

Born in Komsomolsk-on-Amur on October 26, 1988 . She is an actress of Vl. Mayakovsky Theater since 2009. In the play "Rubezh" (2009, dir. Blinov Alexander and Sergey Artsibashev) played the role of Olga Gumenschuk.

The Director of TV Show

Workshop of Felix Mikhailov

Actor, director, screenwriter, TV producer. Film-tragicomedy about travesty artists "Veselchaki"(2009) is his debut as a feature film director.

Day by day

Meet the audience. Director, People's Artist of Russia, Vsevolod Shilovsky

He graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School (class A. Karev). He acted in more than one hundred and fifty films, among them - "The Voice", "The Speed," "Torpedonostsy", "Wartime Romance ," "Intergirl" and others.


Seminar with film expert Karina Karaeva (Russia).

Video-cinema. About the synthesis of cinematograph and video art, the influence of cinema on development of video art.

Two destinies

Meet the audience. Russian theatre and cinema artist Anatoly Rudenko.

Born on October 7, 1982 in Moscow, in the family of actors. In 2004 he graduated from the Shchukin Theatre School. Plays in the theatre, acts in the films and TV. (Ryzhaya, Poor Nastya, Privet, duralei!)

Film. Life. Game.

Meet the Audience. Lev Prygunov - Honoured artist of Russia.

Lev Prygunov - Soviet and Russian film and theater actor, Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1976). Best roles on his opinion: in The Heart of Bonivur and Picture.

Young Russia

Meet the Audience. Boris Nevzorov – Honoured artist of Russia.

Boris Nevzorov - Russian actor and director, acted in more than a hundred films. From 2005 - Actor of the Maly Theater. He lectures at Russian Academy of Theatre Arts.

Stage director. Methods of working with an actor

Workshop. Moderator - Sergey Puskepalis, actor, director (Russia)

Studied under Petr Phomenko in the Russian Academy of Dramatic Art. From June 2009 till February 2011 - theater director for F. Volkov Academic theater in Yaroslavl. He has been invited by the most famous Russian drama theaters to stage plays.

The life of oligarch

Meet the audience Russian actor, director Aleksey Klimushkin.

Aleksey Klimushkin - Russian actor. The popularity came to him with the release of TV series Univer, where he played a role of an oligarch Sylvester Andreevich Sergeyev. He performed one of the main roles in Veselchaki by Felix Mikhailov.

Modern acting technique

Master Class for students of Drama faculty of FESAA of People's Artist of Russia Sergey Stepanchenko.

Sergey Stepanchenko was born on June 18, 1959, in the Tatarsk. Graduated from the Acting Faculty of the Far Eastern State Institute of Arts. Until 1985 he worked in the Syzran Drama Theater, since 1985 - in the troupe of Lenkom theatre. Acted in films "The Inner Circle", "Choknytie"," Private Ivan Chonkin", "Life in the red color", and in TV series "Next", "What did the dead man say" and "Syshchiki". In December of 2005 he was awarded the title of People's Artist of Russia. Since 2005, he's the President of Pacific Meridian Film Festival.



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