Cyland Media Art Lab is one of Russia’s most active nonprofit organizations supporting the production and exhibition of New Media Art. Emerging or established, local or international – artists get our support and can be provided with resources from technical help and equipment to professional development advice. Collaboration is encouraged via a residency program.
In 2007 Cyland started the annual CyberFest (a.k.a. Cyfest) event in St Petersburg, Russia. The festival promotes the emergence of new forms of art and high technology interactions, developing professional connections between artists, curators, engineers and programmers around the world and exposing wide audiences to the works in the field of robotics, video art, sound art and net art. Over the years artists from Russia, USA, Germany, Japan, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Finland, Italy, the Philippines and other countries have been involved in CyberFest.
Cyland maintains a curated Video Archive collection of over 400 video works by 100 artists and 20 art groups from Russia. The growing collection also includes 30 selected works from international artists. The collection exemplifies the diversity of video as an artistic medium and include experimental films, computer graphics, 3D animation, stop motion animation, live footage, poetry videos as well as documentation of installations, performances or workshops.
The Cyland Audio Archive (CAA) explores the possibilities of exhibiting of Sound Art and its capabilities as a medium. CAA has created free, accessible Sound Art online platform and also produces tangible records of Sound Art in limited editions. The published editions of Sound Art records are made of uptodate polycarbonate – a durable and established mean of storing sound works supplemented by the digital files of these works available online.
Cyland is also an educational organization. It helps artists to get oriented in the world of cutting-edge technologies, it provides support in programming, engineering, equipment and information.
Cyland organizes lectures, performances and exhibitions at Taiga Space on a regular basis.
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Video art archive: [email protected]
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