“Today media constructs reality. Digital technologies change the society, politics and economics, but we are also changing with them. Technologies are extensions of our nervous system. We mutate gradually and become part of it. Under the pressure of the infinite number of cameras, stucked in the web, on one hand, we loose our freedom. But on the other - we expand our rights day by day via technological innovations. Art is not an outsider now, it's a trendsetter with new ideas and introduction into various fields is not directly connected to it. Only art with its intuition and power of imagination not limited by either discourse, or status, or norm becomes able to perceive the vague outlines of the future...”
Olga Shishko, PRO&CONTRA curator
17.00 SYMPOSIUM’S SPECIAL PROJECTS
German Cultural Centre (Goethe-Institut) in Moscow presents:
The Royal Netherlands Embassy presents:
Austrian Cultural forum presents:
Pro&Contra Open Call. Projects of 2011 nominees.
23.00 VIDEO FESTIVALS NIGHT
Best art-works of Japan Media Arts Festival, Prix Ars Electronica (Austria), LOOP Festival (Spain).
Teddy Lo (LEDARTIS) (Hong Kong)
Alex Umansky, Sergei Ogirya — "House in the street"
22.00 VIDEO PROGRAMME "MEDIA KICK"
21.00 PRO&CONTRA SYPOSIUM CLOSING
"SHVEITSARIA" ("Switzerland") Group (Alexey Zagniy, Lev Rubinshteyn, Maria Chuykova, Russia);