23-27 November 2018 – video art exhibition of Russian artists “In These Daydreams” will take place at Olmo Pears - Ars Continua gallery as a part of International Videopoetry Festival Videobardo, Buenos-Aires, Argentina.

Organised by Mediaart Center Now&After and International Videopoetry Festival Videobardo.

Curator Marina Fomenko

Gentle Women group, (Alexandra Artamonova, Eugenia Lapteva), Mud, 2011, 7:00
Roi Group (Anna Butenko, Antonina Gorbenko, Varvara Grankova, Lyuba Sautina, Victoria Khrenova), Weeds, Russia, 2017, 6:36
Alexandra Mitlyanskaya, Face Book, 2016-2017Б 5:00
Nastya Kuzmina, Malik Search Engine, 2017, 19:23
Roman Mokrov, Paradise, 2013, 2:16
Marina Fomenko, A Ball, 2018, 7:50

These dreams about past, present and future… Poetic images of the ancient farewell to the ground ceremony before getting married for girls from the Curonian Spit on Baltic Sea formed the basis of the work “Mud” (Gentle Women group). Roi group’s dream – meditation, intriguing by its rhythmic absurdity, is envisioning a “perfect” Russian woman, following in the footsteps of a poet, who once said about her that “In danger, not flinching, she’ll save: a galloping steed boldly facing; to enter a burning hut, brave”* (“Weeds”). Alexandra Mitlyanskaya is addressing to electronic meditations of the future, which replace the reality (“Face Book”). Roman Mokrov invites us to a small-town intimate Eden, where the time has stopped guarding a lonely dreamer’s paradise (“Paradise”).  In “A Ball” by Marina Fomenko people from timelessness fallen into the present are swept away.

* Red-Nosed Frost translated in the original meter from the Russian of N. A. Nekrasov