European University at St. Petersburg



A digital resource dedicated to the history of Russia’s integrated arts: a data base, a timeline and a series of "New Anthologies" live broadcasts.

The "MIR" Open Knowledge Base" is a project aimed at preservation, popularization and examination of techno-artistic and art-scientific experiments. The project is implemented with the support of the European University at St. Petersburg and the Presidential Grant Foundation.
The open data base with the information on the events of technological arts is a resource dedicated to the history of technological art, digital art, science art and other interdisciplinary experiments in Russia that unite arts, technologies and science. The resource is created for art researchers, curators, artists, students and all people interested in the history of technological arts. Currently, the base includes 329 events; some of them are publicly available in the first version of the data base. The timeline displays events from the data base in their historical perspective (currently the first version is available). A series of live broadcasts "New Anthologies" that were aired on the YouTube channel of the European University at St. Petersburg from November 3, 2020, to February 10, 2021. Each episode and its dialogues were dedicated to the events and people that unite the fields of art, science and technology. Guests of broadcasts are participants of key integrated arts events (exhibitions, concerts, seminars, laboratories) in various regions of Russia. In total, there were eight live broadcasts. The participants of the broadcasts were: artist Dmitry Bunygin; Senior Scientific Researcher of the Laboratory of Visualization Synthesizing Systems in the Institute of Automation and Electrometry of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Boris Mazurok; artist and curator Ivan Mazurenko (Dyrkin); artist and curator of the "Vykhod" media center Sergei Terentyev; artist Natalia Yegorova; ornithologist Sergei Simonov; media art specialist Ksenya Fedorova; Where Dogs Run art group; curator and head of the Yeltsin Center Art Gallery Ilya Shipilovskikh.
The project was implemented with the assistance of the Centre for Culture CC19 (Novosibirsk). The goal of creating the "Integrated Arts Open Data Base in Russia" was to collect the most complete chronicle of events and projects that would reflect the history of Russian artistic and technological experiments and to present it in a convenient format. It means to include precise information about the event and participants, available photo and video materials, as well as visualization tools (timeline). Such a format can be called an interactive anthology. Project objectives: – assurance of open access to the designed and constantly updated base of historical events and the timeline of their display; – popularization of unique developments at the junction of practices and knowledge from various areas of science and culture; – establishment of a dialogue between various participants (artists, researchers, curators) of the integrated arts; – popularization of the thinking paradigm which brings together academic issues and methods with artistic concepts and practices.