MediaDepo (Lviv, Ukraine)- a stopping place and convergence of various trends and skerovanostey contemporary culture, a kind of platform for the promotion and development of modern art. On the basis of this platform we seek to represent and develop new concepts of production , presentation and discussion I cultural products. Project goals - to find opportunities for interaction and development of art and digital / electronic / media culture and to find mechanisms to change the social and general cultural process, the better.
“MediaDepo” - a project of finding ways and laying of communication between past and present. However, this road that leads to change and expand the cultural discourse of the city, means the creation of space communication active “past” and “modern”, “official” and “subcultural”, “meynstrimnoho” and “parallel.” An important aspect in the deployment project is the combination of what happened in the past in the development of new media art with a definition of contemporary cultural context and presentation of media art.
The project was founded in Lviv in the spring of 2008 and started a concert of experimental electronic music of Dmitry and Katya What Zavoloka (Kyiv) in support of programming and video from AKUVIDO (Berlin). In autumn 2008 it became part MediaDepo Week of Contemporary Art in Lviv and was the first program under the slogan “the potency of emptiness.”
2011: “Why suffering Prometheus?”
Subject for 2011: this year MediaDepo goes with the title “Why Prometheus Suffers?”. The major Focus is Art in the Age of Technological Disaster: Relation Between tekne, Technology, Art and Human Thinking. This year humanity celebrates 50 years of first space adventure for a man and at the same time 25 years of Chornobyl disaster. Prometheus brought to us tekne, however we still have troubles with using it. Can art help?
August 28 - (Museum of Ideas)
-> Opening MediaDepo 19.00 Installation
-> Bogdan Shumylovych, ” Why suffering Prometheus? ” 19.00-20.30 Presentation
-> Semiconductor , Image Viewing 21.00-22.00 video works of British painters Great Britain
September 1 - (Museum of Ideas)
-> Ars Electronica (AU), Image 21.00-22.30 best works of the Austrian festival Ars Electronics Austria
September 2 - (Museum of Ideas)
-> WRO , Image (PL) with the participation of Agnieszka Kubitskoyi 21.00-22.30 Presentation of this year’s Polish Festival BPO Poland
September 3 - (Museum of Ideas)
-> Pawel Janicki, EU Tracer 22.00-23.00 audio-visual performance of Poland
September 4 - (CMC ‘Insight’, Armenia, 15)
-> Simultan Screening 14.00 - 15.00 - A video festival with works by Romanian Timisoara
-> Pawel Janicki, worshop 16.00-18.30 workshop on the use of software for creating art Poland
Installations at the Museum of ideas
-> Lost Hourse 20.30-21.30 video installation video Iceland Icelandic
-> “Cyber Cinema ” 19.30-20.30 video installation project from the Russian Cyber Brethren Russia
-> Semiconductor 21.00-22.00 video installation of British painters Great Britain
Curator: Bohdan Shumylovych
Video works from the Simultan Festival archive, compiled by Levente Kozma
Memory is the precondition of narrative, and when it is disturbed or it is malfunctioning, narratological coherence and efficiency suffer as well. In fact, narration not only depends on memory. It is inherently constructed by it as well, as seen in the omnipresence of memory-based techniques like retroversion or flashback – in any narrative. By recalling or recognizing previous experiences, ‘Transiting Memories’ is trying to deliberate the relation between time and space, reality and fiction from different perspectives - increasing the imaginary with sarcasm and absurdity. These works are compiling personal and collective histories, returning time and time again to memories of the past, that establish in addition a highly personalised image repertory of our time.
Participating artists: Sarah Buckius (US), Jeremy Delhuvenne (FR), Adi Gelbart (DE), Soyeon Jung (KR/US), Clemens Kogler (DE), Roberto Musanti (IT), Rick Niebe (IT), Richard O’Sullivan (UK), Johanna Reich (DE), Daniel Ronnstam (UK), Karl Ingar Roys (NO), Azhar Shukor (SG), Mariusz Soltysik (PL), Andreas Zingerle (AT)