curated by: Blue Noses

Opening Thursday, 06th May 2010, 6pm
Exhibition lasts until 06th June 2010

PARALLEL FILMS - REMAKES, SEQUELS AND PREQUELS OF CINEMA AND TV PRODUCTS
Curators — The Blue Noses (Viacheslav Mizin, Alexander Shaburov)

"The new technologies have enabled many people — even those no good at actual painting or sculpting — to succeed as artists.

Very soon it turned out that they are also no good at working with video camera. So video-artists first of all followed the track of film-industry pioneers in order to learn the elements of profession. Often unaware of it, they re-discovered methods of early silent films — short format, high-motion shooting, double exposure, tricks with camera switching-out invented by Geprges Méliès, etc.

Then — sometimes without meaning it — video-artists started to compete with media reality, recasting the images of music video, popular TV-series, advertisements, porno films or typical Hollywood blockbusters. The latter ones — in pursuit of stable success with the public — also tend to overdo sequels and repeats.

Our exhibition project puts together the whole history of relationship between video and cinema — from the re-invention of silents’ formal techniques to the remakes of cult movies. Oddly enough, among the helpless opuses under the disguise of video-art one can sometimes find really talented works. Authors of those are our friends – Russian video artists." (Blue Noses).

Films shown:

SHADOW SHOW
Marina Belova, Alexei Politov. Come Out of the Shade.
 9:39. 2008

FIRST CLIP
Vlad Mamyshev-Monroe. Russia, which we have lost. 17:35. 2007

VIDEO-TRICKS
Ksenia Peretruhina. Hamburger. 0:58. 2005
Dmitryi Logutov.
Expectation. Unnecessary. Interosculation of visible and real. 1:30. 2008
The Bluesoup Group (
Alexey Dobrov, Daniil Lebedev, Alexander Lobanov). Gaz. 1:14. 2003

FAIRY-FILMS
The Blue Noses Group (Viacheslav Mizin, Alexander Shaburov). If I were Harry Potter. 5:38. 2004
The PG Group (Ilya Falkovsky, Alexey Katalkin, Boris Spiridonov). Ilya Muromets. 2:49. 2006

FILM-OPERA
Dmitry Gutov. Thaw. 3:52. 2006

HIP-HOP THRILLER
The PG Group (Ilya Falkovsky, Alexey Katalkin, Boris Spiridonov). Vampir. 3:20. 2008.

MINIBLOCKBUSTER
Gor Chahal. Reveille. 0:50. 2000

REMAKES
Aristarh Chernushov, Vladislav Efimov. Schwarzen ecke (Terminator). 1:22. 2002
Sergey Bratkov. Alien (King-Kong). 6:18. 2005
Vlad Mamyshev-Monroe. Cafe «Elefant». 2:44. 2004

SUPREMATIST PORNO
Alexey Buldakov. Sex Lissitsky. 2:07. 2007

POLITICAL PORNO
Victoria Begalskaya.
Так! 2:00. 2006

HYMN
Ilya Chichkan. Hymn. 1:34. 2006

KARAOKE
Bluesoup Group (
Alexey Dobrov, Daniil Lebedev, Alexander Lobanov). In time of trouble. 1:35. 2000

Films courtesy: Aidan Gallery, M&J Guelman Gallery, Regina Gallery, XL Gallery (Moscow).

 

Parallel films /3/ If I were Harry Potter, poster, 2010, 59,4x84,1 cm
Parallel films /5/ Russia,which we have lost, poster, 2010, 59,4x84,1 cm
Parallel films/ 6 /Shadow Show, poster, 2010, 59,4x84,1 cm