VOID BREAKERS
09.10.2021

Presentation of the project "Destroyers of the Void" by Artyom Go and Anton Rebrov at the Museum of the History of the Vyksa OMK Plant.
The stay at the art residence of the artists Artyom Go and Abram Rebrov was devoted to the study of the Vyksa urban landscape and the slowdown in its changes: features of an industrial city of the Soviet era, other traces of urban imperfection that are rapidly disappearing, for example, from cities with a population of over one million, but exist in some slowdown in Vyksa, as if time flows differently here, the development and change of the landscape is slowed down. The Void Destroyers project is an attempt to delineate images of the urban environment through modern media and express the poetics of the chronotope, which artists first explore and then recreate in the museum hall.

The video work by Abram Rebrov captures the urban fabric, folds and sections of which connect the past and the present. In addition to the video, the conditionally "research" part of the project can be called an intervision, during which the artists conducted in-depth interviews with the Vyksa residents, as well as a speculative sociological survey in which they explore the impressions and triggers of the townspeople, drawn into the maelstrom of cultural events and changes in the cultural and urban areas that came from outside. landscape.

Artyom Go was interested in the urban environment to a lesser extent in the structure of its organization and to a greater extent in its unique plasticity. He collected a large amount of photographic material, which was helped to process by a neural network he created himself, which the artist trained for several years. The neural network into which the Vyksa landscapes were uploaded, trying to reproduce the author's method, created a number of compositions processed and completed by the artist. The result of the work was two series of large and small canvases, as well as objects resembling displays of electronic devices.

Both artists, working in different media, observe how the silent, rhythmic life of a small post-Soviet city, picking up the rhythms and inertia of the factory, tears apart art objects that do not fit well into this silence / emptiness. On the one hand, their appearance is unusual and therefore unpleasant; on the other hand, they create new narratives on the Vyksa stage, which can, in turn, create opportunities for new agents of change to organically introduce themselves and deform the urban fabric from within.

The project was implemented with the support of the Smirnov and Sorokin Foundation.


Artem Go
1987
Artem Go is an artist and filmmaker from St. Petersburg. Graduated from St. Petersburg State University and Moscow School. Rodchenko. Works at the intersection of video art and experimental cinema, maintaining an interest in such classic mediums as painting, photography and total installation.

The symbiosis of such different artistic practices can be described as digital collage.

The language of Go is a product of a new generation of clip culture, where YouTube and TikTok have replaced television, and memes have become the ultimate truth.

Artyom's works create the impression of "hyperreal", in which the world and its characters look neither artificial nor genuine.

The artist's works are in the collection of the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum. In addition, Artem is nominated for the Innovation Prize (2019) and the Kuryokhin Prize (2020) and the Moscow Art Prize (2021).
Abram Rebrov
1989
Abram Rebrov is a graduate of the Institute of Contemporary Art of Joseph Backstein, graduated from the BAZA Institute and the Rodchenko School.

The author works primarily in the medium of the television image. The subject of reflection is cinema and literature, advertising, video games and television broadcasts. The general mechanism for the production of work is the modeling of situations and processes.

Abram believes that interaction with people, the production of relationships with the outside world through technology generates new forms of artistic involvement.

The artist has participated in more than 40 group exhibition projects, including the venues of the Winery, the 5th and 6th International Biennale for Young Art, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and others.