International Video Art Festival Now&After`19




Now&After’19 will be held at Center of Creative Industries Fabrika
17.04 – 12.05.2019

Media Art Center Now&After
CCI Fabrika
Supported by French Institute in Russia

Starting this year International Video Art Festival Now&After will work in a new format. Festival’s editions based on open call will be held every other year, as a biennale. In the year between them, we are going to hold a festival-exhibit featuring new works of artists from Now&After previous editions.

Now&After’19 will take place as an exhibition, and next year the festival will take the familiar form, accepting artists’ applications.

Now&After’19 theme is “Collective Is Near”.

Curated by Marina Fomenko


  • Trouble Collectif (Melania Avanzato, Arnaud Brihay, Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy, Jindra Kratochvil, Stephane Libert,), Night Interiors, France, 2018,16:47
  • Gentle Women (Alexandra Artamonova, Eugenia Lapteva), Urtica, Russia, 2017, 10:00
  • Roi (Anna Butenko, Antonina Gorbenko, Varvara Grankova, Lyuba Sautina, Victoria Khrenova), Weeds, Russia, 2017, 6:36
  • Elena Artemenko, Game, Russia, 2018, 10:12
  • Dmitry Bulnygin, Mycelium, video mapping, Russia, 2018
  • Gabriela Golder, Ordinary People, Argentina, 2014, 11:12
  • Alexandra Mitlyanskaya, School, Russia, 2018, 4:00
  • Vivian Ostrovsky, The Title Was Shot, USA, 2009, 9:00
  • Marina Fomenko, A Ball, Russia, 2018–2019, 7:20
  • Anne-Sophie Emard, Descendance, France, 2015, 23:00

Collective is not an empty word for us. We live in a collective and near it, coming in contact with its different types: groups, teams, parties, occasionally entering them and leaving them, retreating a safe distance away and choosing a suitable one.
What is a collective? Is it a group of people united by a common cause, or an inviolable union from a not-too-distant socialistic past? Is it a crowd bound to a single purpose, or a group of people cherishing their shared memories? Where does the influence of a crowd end, giving way to individuality? Where are the limits of the mimicry, dissolving an individual in a collective, and when does the conflict begin? How do the Morphean collective unconscious and the repressed personal unconscious manifest themselves?

Anne-Sophie Emard projects film fragments showing icons admired by many, the familiar cinema stars, set against sterile landscapes.

Elena Artemenko is watching a group of people on the playground, thus, lifting the veil on someone’s personal unconscious woven from a child’s unhappiness (Game).

The work of Alexandra Mitlyanskaya shows children playing near a condemned school, lured there by the shadows of their parents’ memories (School).

Trouble Collectiff presents a video installation called Night Interiors, a virtual house created by the artists, where everyday life events pass from one apartment to another, depicting no causality between members of the community.

In her work, called Ordinary People, Gabriela Golder is exploring crowd psychology. The crowd that crushes individuality and awakens ancient instincts of aggression and persecution.

Togetherness of the many as a ritual is the theme of Mycelium made by Dmitry Bulnygin using video mapping technique.

Marina Fomenko’s Ball unites individuality and the collective in an alluring dance, showing both the differences between the participants and what they share.

In the video The Title Was Shot Vivian Ostrovsky is exploring the relationship between I and we, using the footage from 23 films.

Roi Group revisits dreams, the collective unconscious that revives the concept of a Russian woman who will vanquish “the horseman in racing; in danger not flinching she’ll save: a galloping steed boldly facing; to enter a burning hut, brave” 1.

Their work uncovers the archaic meaning behind the age long woman’s work of laundering).

Gentle Women Group present pushback, as well as passive resistance, to the pressure of a collective using the example of a fairytale (Urtica)

International Video Art Festival Now&After’19 will be held with support from the French Institute in Russia which allowed the French artist Anne-Sophie Emard and the Russian artists Elena Artemenko to become the guests of partner festivals, Videoformes Digital Arts Festival and Now&After Video Art Festival.

The special program of the festival, as usual, includes performances, meetings with artists and curators, as well as the showcase of international festival programs. This year among our guests will be Videoformes Digital Arts Festival (France), Athens Digital Arts Festival (Greece), CologneOff Festival (Germany), International Videopoetry Festival VideoBardo (Argentine), The Exquisite Corpse Video Project (ECVP). Sergey Filatov will present a spatial-acoustic performance “Cloud of Overtones”.

1 - Red Nosed Frost by N. N. Nekrasov

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