As part of Emerge: A Festival of Futures, 2022
Arizona, United States
November 14-20, 2022
ASU MIX Center
50 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, M-F
Philipp Avetisov, Vasilii Bakanov, Alexander Bochkov, Alexandra Dementieva, Anna Frants, Ivan Govorkov, Alexey Grachev, Elena Gubanova, Ivan Karpov, Katran, Alexandra Lerman, Oleg Malenok, Andrew Strokov.
Anna Frants, Elena Gubanova, Lydia Griaznova.
November 18 — Exhibition presentation
Performance by Alexey Grachev and Alexander Bochkov (Russia–Armenia), Symphony for bicycles, 2021.
November 19 — Opening of Emerge: A Festival of Futures
Workshops by СYLAND’s artists and engineers Alexander Bochkov, Sergey Komarov, and Filipp Avetisov on creative use of LiDAR, found tapes, and experimental video and sound mixing.
Performance by Alexey Grachev and Alexander Bochkov, Symphony for bicycles, 2021.
November 19 — LASER Talk ASU-CYLAND: Fermentation featuring Anne Marie Maes, Jenny Strickland, Sara El-Sayed, and Natalia Kolodzei.
CYLAND Media Art Lab, Arizona State University, and ASU MIX Center present the CYFEST-14: Ferment.
CYFEST-14 is collaborating with Emerge: A Festival of Futures, and extends its program with a 7-day thematic media art exhibition, interdisciplinary workshops on creative use of technologies, experimental video and sound mixing, and a LASER Talk ASU-CYLAND online discussion featuring Anne Marie Maes, Jenny Strickland, Sara El-Sayed, and Natalia Kolodzei.
CYFEST-14: Ferment Arizona showcases works of thirteen artists, most of them developed out of CYLAND’s long-term collaborative programs to demonstrate how meaningful art can be to communicate complex stories while bringing forth deeper connection and understanding to our hybrid “fermented” environments. Some of these artworks are on loan from the Kolodzei Art Foundation and provided specifically for the exhibition.
“Fermentation as a natural process might be an entry point in seeking new approaches to perceive the world and to devise alternative attitudes of how to live here differently. To be able to respect life as it is and share the world with others seems to be an essential feature and an ongoing training process in an ever-changing world. Sometimes a radical step will not be another leap in progress made in a blink of the eye, but will take place extremely slowly, with a long-standing accumulation of energy. Where there was once a sharply-focused vision with a well-planned horizon of the future, there will be a wide-angle observation of ways to exist ‘other than me’ — planetary, existentially, organically.
“We are inevitably part of the world of many forms and ways of lives, despite how individual and separated our own life might feel sometimes. How could we be conscious and responsible actors in this process? Art might not provide straightforward and exact answers, but it may offer some clues about the directions where these answers could be located.” — Anna Frants, Lydia Griaznova, CYLAND Media Art Lab Curators.
CYFEST, one of the biggest international media art festivals in Eastern Europe, was founded by a group of independent artists and curators in 2007. Since its inception, CYFEST’s main concerns have been to examine the dialogue between new and traditional visual languages and to show technological achievements via artistic transformation. CYFEST unites art professionals, artists, curators, educators and thinkers, programmers, engineers, and media activists all over the world, and expands contemporary art, intertwining it with various disciplines of science and technology.
CYFEST is one of the world’s few nomadic cultural events: in 2022 festival projects will be shown in Yerevan, Armenia; Dartington, UK; and Arizona and New York, USA. The program includes exhibitions, video art screenings, and a series of performances and educational meetings. The theme of the festival in 2022 is Ferment.
The works in the CYFEST’s international festival’s program demonstrate a wide range of cultural, scientific, ethical and aesthetic concepts of fermentation as a process of change for the living and the dead, color and smell, sounds and impressions.
CYFEST-14: Ferment Arizona showcases the works of thirteen artists, most of them developed out of CYLAND’s long-term collaborative programs to demonstrate how meaningful art can be to communicate complex stories while bringing forth deeper connection and understanding to our hybrid “fermented” environments.
Some of these artworks are on loan from the Kolodzei Art Foundation and provided specifically for the exhibition.
The exhibition is supported by One Market Data.