[ISEA2020] Paper: Vladlena Gromova — A Database of Interdisciplinary Art in Russia

Abstract

Summit on New Media Art Archiving

Keywords: Database, digital archive, Russian interdisciplinary art, interdisciplinary researches, art events, technological art, media art, computer art, net-art, art-science, digital analysis, data visualization, interactive anthology.

This paper looks at a new database of interdisciplinary art in Russia that is currently at the design and development stage. The database is intended as an open resource providing description and documentation of events and projects in the 20th and 21st centuries that involve early experiments and works of technological art, media art and art-science. The paper shows the specifics and aims of creating the database in the context of existing archives dealing with contemporary art in Russia. The paper presents an approach to data collecting and establishing selection criteria for the database materials and their basic structure. The paper concludes by description of opportunities in data analysis for those studying convergence of art, science and technology.

  • Vladlena Gromova is a PhD Student at the Department of the Art History Department in European University at Saint Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from European University at Saint Petersburg (2014) and International Slavonic institute (2008), and was awarded an MA in History and an MA in Graphic Design. Being an interdisciplinary artist and a co-founder of the Laboratory of Interactive Art and Design (valab.info), since 2009 she has been interested in art, science and technologies and taking part in art and science exhibitions and festivals.