CYBERFEST, the annual exposition of technology-based artwork of international artists, comes to Russia for a fourth year. Housed previously in Peter and Paul Fortress (2007) and The Hermitage Museum (2008, 2009) among other local venues, CYBERFEST 2010 returns to St Petersburg November 19th to 26th, 2010.
CYBERFEST Co-Founders Anna Frants (of St Petersburg Arts Project) and Marina Koldobskaya (of National Center for Contemporary Art) take the curatorial helm again this year, joined by Sofia Kudrjavtseva and Sergey Teterin. The exhibition and programming this November will continue to offer a platform for the energy, experimentation, collaboration and interactive projects for which CYBERFEST has already become well known. A vastly universal and timely theme uniting all - this year's curatorial focus explores society's day-to-day life and routine practices in a growing technologically-driven culture.
An event that gains more attention exponentially every year, CYBERFEST has garnered a strong momentum in Eastern Europe. Internationally, word continues to spread of this event's prowess in bringing established and emerging New Media artists from across the globe to share work and progress ideas together.
CYBERFEST 2010 is poised to introduce its next group of diverse New Media thinkers to each other, to a widening audience, and to a city that continues its long history of being a home to artists and Art.
This year's full listings of participants, special performances, openings, and venues will be released in early October.
A unique, organic model for initiating cultural exchange and dialogue from artist-to-artist and art-to-audience, CYBERFEST is just one of the ways that CYLAND (the nonprofit organizing and presenting the event) fulfills their mission to support New Media. In addition to administering CYBERFEST, CYLAND also facilitates a Media Lab Residency Program and operates Russia's largest digital film archive - which is available online to the public for free.
CYBERFEST 2010 Board of Advisers: Olesya Turkina / The State Russian Museum, Dmitri Ozerkov / The State Hermitage, Peter Weibel / Internationally media art and scholar, Elena Selina / Director of XL Gallery