HSE Garden Pavilion is a platform which presents the diversity of young artists’ views on Ars Electronica 2021 key topic — A New Digital Deal. All projects are created by students and alumni of HSE University, one of the leading young universities worldwide (QS 50 Under 50), and the best Russian school in the field of Art & Design (QS-2021).
The Pavilion’s projects dwell on the ambiguous nature of social networks’ transparency; digital perception of the woman’s body; possibility of making an artist out of a game character; understanding a person with attention deficit disorder and dealing with frustration about one’s behaviour in the face of approaching deadlines; the Garden also offers sonic portals — a speculative digital sound environment and a Garden castle exhibition by Katya Pravda, whose sensual charades of the plant and body, terseness of minimalism, baroque spectacle and the gloss of the mass culture are fused into one artistic method.
As a conclusion, we will meet at a round-table discussion that unites specialists in media history, semiotics of contemporary art, game studies, digital art and design to rethink perspectives of the online condition humaine.
Katya Pravda (RU), Anna Novikova (RU), Yulia Yousma (RU), Alexey Ryumin (RU)
Katya Pravda’s art is viewer-oriented, it’s democratic. The parts this art is made of are a pleasure in themselves — flower petals, branches, stones, vegetables, mushrooms. But then vigorous intraframe editing jumps in the form of fake eyelash glue. The familiar is fading, giving way to the unknown.
Alexa Zotova (RU), Kate Umnova (RU), Sergey Zakharov (RU)
„Transprivacy“ is a speculative browser game exploring the ambiguous nature of social networks’ transparency. It also questions one’s ownership over their digital copy.
Snow Castles: The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Study while depressed
Yulia Krasova (RU), Alexey Ryumin (RU), Anna Novikova (RU)
This game allows users to release tension and frustration about their behavior in the face of approaching deadlines, final exams, and other causes for procrastination.
Gleb Yakushev (RU), Maria Karpovich (RU), Olga Zubova (RU), Leonid Kurashov (RU), Aleksander Senko (RU), Ekaterina Volkova (RU), Ivan Kalashnik (RU), Lana Tarvolaria (RU), Simona (RU), Steve Rocket (RU), Eva Reicher (RU)
Sonic Portals is a speculative digital environment, a matrix that presents sonic possible worlds made by students of HSE University (Sound Art & Sound Studies Department). Portals, having several meanings, can be perceived as an architectural entrance, a web-based platform, connecting different sources, a passage to different worlds, getting more mythological.
Everyday’s the same
Lana (RU), Fyodor Balashov (RU)
This game simulates world perception of a person with attention deficit disorder.
The project 127715: Art created in The Sims 4
Diana Artemeva (RU), Kate Umnova (RU), Irina Rusakova (RU)
The project 127715: Art created in The Sims 4 consists of an in-game exhibition and a catalogue of works within it. The project suggests relocating sim paintings into the physical world and transferring game currency to dollars in order to create an experience of a simulated auction.
The body company
Anastasia Arkhipova (RU), Kate Umnova (RU), Vasily Shikhachevsky (RU)
Anastasia Arkhipova works with 3D graphics and virtual fashion. In her artistic practice, Anastasia explores the subject of the human body. By creating vibrant characters and fantastic worlds Anastasia challenges the perception of difficult and taboo social topics.
Anastasia Arkhipova (RU), Diana Artemeva (RU), Fyodor Balashov (RU), Andriesh Gandrabur (RU), Vlad Generalov (RU), Irina Ineshina (RU), Ivan Kalashnik (RU), Maria Karpovich (RU), Yulia Krasova (RU), Leonid Kurashov (RU), Kirill Kustov (RU), Anna Novikova (RU), Alexandra Persheeva (RU), Katya Pravda (RU), Eva Reicher (RU), Tatiana Rivchun (RU), Steve Rocket (RU), Irina Rusakova (RU), Alexey Ryumin (RU), Georgy Safarov (RU), Aleksander Senko (RU), Stas Sharifullin (RU), Vasily Shikhachevsky (RU), Grigory Shmidko (RU), Simona (RU), Lana Tarvolaria (RU), Kate Umnova (RU), Ekaterina Volkova (RU), Gleb Yakushev (RU), Yulia Yousma (RU), Sergey Zakharov (RU), Alexandra Zotova (RU), Olga Zubova (RU), Vladislav Generalov (RU)