Tatyana Semyan, Julia Feoktistova, Evgeny Smyshlyaev (Russia)


New technologies in contemporary art: blackout-session and the Voices-project (Workshop)

Tatyana Semyan (Russia) - Doctor of Philology, Professor, Head of the Department of Russian Language and Literature, South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk)

Julia Feoktistova (Russia) - Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor of South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk).

Evgeny Smyshlyaev (Russia) - Candidate of Philological Sciences, teacher of the South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk), organizer of poetry evenings and literature festivals. 

Presentation Language: Russian 

One of the key characteristics of contemporary art is synthetics, the blurring of boundaries between different types of artistic practices. One of the popular synthetic techniques of modern art is the ready-made technique, which originated in the avant-garde art practice. One of the parts of our workshop will be devoted to this technique in the literature - blackout. Blackout - a way to create a literary work, art practice, which is at the junction of poetry and fine art. The process of creating a blackout is to use depersonalized text fragments - advertising slogans, newspaper articles, tabloid literature. "Extra" words, in your point of view, you shade in book or newspaper material. As a result, words that remain unshaded are added to the text with new semantic connection. In Russia, the practice of blackout actualizes the poet Andrey Cherkasov. Development and accessibility of new information technologies (video, audio, the global information network) also actively influences the existence of contemporary art. So, for example, as a result of the medialization of literature, new types of art appeared that combine verbal and non-verbal: video poetry, sound poetry, visual poetry. Every year, more and more poets and artists turn to modern information technology to create performances, installations. In the second part of the workshop, we will turn to social media. How free a person can feel in the presence of other people, how loud his voice can be, how not to lose his voice in the noise of social networks - let's try to find out with help of the interactive performance "Voices".