Dmitry Bulatov, "Beyond the Sound: Beginnings and Tendencies of Sound Art in Russia"


25.04.2015, 15:00 Saturday

In the photo: performance of propaganda team "Blue Blouse", Moscow, 1929

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Free admission


Included in: [Sound around Kaliningrad 2015]

Place: Art platform УVorotaФ (Sackheim Gate)

Curator: [Danil Akimov]

A lecture by Dmitry Bulatov, curator of Baltic Branch of NCCA is dedicated to an overview of different sources of formation of contemporary sound practices in Russia, their interactions with other fields of art and science, and also to an evolution of experimental sound as a whole. The main focus will be on analysis of art of sound poets from the beginning of 20th century, on unusual techniques of so-called noise “orchestras”, indispensable feature of theatre stagings in 1920s, and also on innovative breakthroughs in the field of engineering thought concerning the invention of new musical devices which did set the basis of contemporary electronic music.

Date and time: 25 April 2015, 15:00

Contacts: Andrey Efits, +7 (921) 263-56-00, +7 (4012) 60-43-29,

Dmitry Bulatov (b. 1968) is an artist, curator and art theorist. His research focuses on different aspects of interdisciplinary art media, as well as on submediality aesthetics. His artworks have been presented internationally, including 49th and 50th Venice Biennale (2001, 2003), Ars Electronica Festival (ORF, 2002) and many others. Bulatov has taken part in numerous international contemporary art conferences and given lectures in Russia, USA, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2007 his artwork has been selected by Wired magazine as the world’s 10 top innovations. He has curated about more than twenty major exhibitions in Russia and abroad, including “SOFT CONTROL: Art, Science and the Technological Unconscious” as part of the Maribor – European Capital of Culture 2012. Since 1998 Bulatov is the curator at the Baltic Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts and the leading expert at the Innovation Park of the Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad, Russia).


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