Cyberart and the New Territories of Art is the first major sur-vey research of works in electronic arts by contemporary artists of Cyberspace.The research yields an intriguing and diverse array of works that explores new potentials for creative expression and interactivity. As part of my research, I try:
- to preview and analyze the new dimension and strategy of Art in the new territories of cyberspace;
- to look for innovations capable of reflecting the changes in consciousness which have undeniably taken place over the last three decades, to create an artistic and theoretical network that would interact with the networks of other parts of the world.
- In order to focus on new strategies and new ideologies of Contemporary Art, a free artists’ forum was created.The following subjects have been examined:
- the development of art in post-totalitarian Cyberspace in comparison with the cultural situation in post-industrial societies;
- the changes of cultural consciousness in Cyberspace as a result of the introduction of new technologies, electronic media and non-traditional forms of cultural activity;
- processes of integration and dissemination in post-totalitarian regions.The expected outcomes should allow;
- to anticipate the expansion of the dissemination of information, entertainment and social discourse in Cyberspace;
- to stimulate artists who work in electronic medium, or who are considering it;
- to involve and inform different audiences, to interest institutions in artists’ use of electronic medium, to inform European students of the potential for expression and communication using this medium.
- Olga Kisseleva (Russia/France), UNIVERSITY PAUL VALERY, MONTPELLIER, France. Born in 1965, in 5t Petersburg (Russia), Kisseleva received her Ph.D. in Art. Associated Professor at University Paul Valery, Montpellier, France. Education includes, 1996: Ph.D. in Art at University of St Petersburg; 1994: Master of Art and Communication at Sorbonne, Paris. Awards: 1996: Grant “Apex exchanges”, Netherlands; 1995: Grant of European Community, Media program; Scholarship Dobry-Barratz; 1994: Grant from French governement “Bourse de recherche”; 1991: Scholarship of Russian Minister for Research. Conferences: 1996: Electronic page of the IVrd St Petersburg’s Biennale of Contemporary Art (Russia); 1994: Impakt festival, Utrecht (Netherlands); 1993: Bandit-Mages, Bourges (France); El Pais de Los Tuertos, Musee National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; 1989. Personal Exhibitions include: 1997: Georges Alyskevitch gallery, Paris, France; 1996: 4th Contemporary Art Biennale of 5t Petersburg, Russia; 1995: Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques, Paris, France; 1993: du Barry Castle, Louveciennes, France; 1992: Jose Claeys Galery, Maastricht, Netherlands. Recent group exhibitions and festivals: 1997: Inter-net, inter-do, Roger Paihlas Gallery, Marseille, France; 1995: Vitrines, Natkin-Berta Galery, Paris, France; E-mail art, Prague, Czechoslovakia; MIA, Cannes, France; Tokyo Videofestiva I, Tokyo, Japan; 1994: Image & Son de Gentilly, Gentilly, France; Arts Electronica, Linz, Austria; El Pais de Los Tuertos, Musee Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Imagina, Monaco, Monte-Carlo; lmpakt festival, Utrecht, Netherlands; Bandit-Mages, Bourges, France; Monitor 94, Goteborg, Sweden. kisseleva.org