To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the FutureEverything Festival (Manchester, UK) there will be a special film programme devoted to the development of media art in the last few decades, from the pioneers of electronic music and light installations to the cutting edge technologies used in the fields of creativity, society and science fields.
The film programme will be opened with the documentary Elektro Moskva directed by Elena Tikhonova & Dominik Spritzendorfer.
Thursday 26 Feb, 22.00–23.30
The film is a precise and nostalgic overview of the Soviet electronic age and its legacy, from the inventor of the world’s first electronic instrument Leon Theremin to the current musicians and circuit-benders reinventing and reinterpreting his device in the post-Soviet age.It is an electronic fairy tale about the inventive spirit of the free mind inside the iron curtain.
Elektro Moskva, which was a true sensation of the Sheffield Doc fest 2013, will be presented at FutureEverything by Russian media artist Dmitry: :vtol: :Morozov, who also starred in the film.
Moscow media-artist, musician and engineer of strange-sounding mechanisms Dmitry Morozov is the first serial music and video synthesizer producer of all post-soviet territories, after the collapse of the USSR. In the mid 2000 s Dmitry actively began using DIY and circuit-bent instruments for his own music projects, as well as making instruments for other musicians and media artists.Besides making music and instruments, Dmitry creates audio visual art-installations and advocates circuit-bending and DIY electronics in Russia by means of lectures and workshops. As an artist and musician he has participated in many art festivals and gigs in Russia, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Serbia, Slovenia, China, Hong Kong, India, Lithuania and Israel.
More details about the film programme are available here.
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