Lecture by Masha Dantsis "Video Installation, Strategies of Presentation"
31.03.2016, 06:30-20:00 Thursday
Program: [Educational projects]
Photo: Monitoring Kassel Ideal 2010
NCCA, North-Western Branch
in the frames of the School for the Young Artists program
“Video Installation, Strategies of Presentation”
Lecture by Masha Dantsis for video artists and curators
In the artistic discourse video art and new media are described as non-substantial, unstable or divergent forms of art. On the one hand, these terms indicate the problem of video formats that follow each other so quickly that the artist willy-nilly thinks about the future life of his work. On the other hand, they point out to the problematics of the exhibition process. Video artist and curator in the process of mounting the exhibition are forced each time to re-solve the problem of the presentation of the same work, taking into account aspects such as technical method of image transfer, projection size and exhibition conditions (when and where an exhibition is held), especially the architecture of the exhibition space and problems of “neighborhood”.
Lector Masha Dantsis speaks about strategies of video installations presentation illustrating the material with the fragments of works by such artists as Dan Graham, Pipilotti Rist, Gerry Hill, Artur Zhmiyevsky etc.
Masha Dantsis – associate professor at Berlin School of Art and Design, artist (video art). She was born in Leningrad, studied at the Faculty of Film Directing at Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts. She graduated from the Academy of Arts in Kassel, Faculty of Visual Arts. At Berlin University of the Arts she studied presentation of video installations. In her works Masha Dantsis explores impact of mass-media culture on life of humans, their feelings, and their relationship with society. At Berlin School of Art and Design Masha Dantsis teaches theory and practice of contemporary visual art. Nominee of “Art Cinema Biennale" (Cologne, 2007) and Documentary Film Festival in Kassel (2005, 2009); winner of the German multidisciplinary artists competition by Columbus Art Foundation (2010, Leipzig). Took part in the exhibitions in Germany, Spain, UK and Russia.
Address: St Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation lecture hall