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Masters of the Digital Art program of FEFU presented creative projects that they have created over the past two weeks. Each work is inscribed in the urban environment, organically complementing it or, conversely, boldly challenging it.

“The guys looked at urban art as it is presented here on the streets of Vladivostok,” he said. coordinator of the master’s program Antonina Gorbatenko. – As a result, they created eight author’s and group projects, in consultation with Pavel Shugurov (Head of the Department of Architecture and Design of Urban Environment of the Vladivostok Administration – comment by Works on the route from Gogol Street to the city center are located. “

Symbols and signs

Alexandra Buffalo decided to transfer the virtual world to the real, adding interactive to the surrounding space. So on the garbage cans, located at three stops – near the theater “Underground”, VGUES and the overpass – there were stencil drawings of keys with the letter “E”.

“It’s like learning computer games when you just go into them, and there are tips on what to do with a subject,” says Alexandra. “I wanted to add something similar to the world around us: press the ‘E’ key to throw out the trash – so it also echoes the theme of ecology.”

In addition to this drawing, on the route you can find other works by Alexandra. For example, the Space key, located in places where a person can jump. Or standard buttons for moving a character in computer games. In the real world, they offer citizens to choose one of three directions: right, left or forward.

The artist Alexey Martynyuk also entered into a dialogue with pedestrians. For his project, he chose the overpass to Gogol: there the young man left a catchy sarcastic inscription “You can not get up”, traces of shoes, zigzags used the viaduct, and parking for people.

“Many people talk about problems with cars and roads in the city, but no less a problem – pedestrians who walk on the sidewalks, not following a strict trajectory and therefore interfere with each other’s walking,” says Alexei. – The trail of tracks leads to places similar to car parking. Here people can, if necessary, stop and go about their business without creating obstacles for others. “

Evil spirit and constellation of the city

Angela Smirnikova took as the basis of his project omens. According to the girl, she studied various superstitions found among the townspeople, and settled on one.

“There is a sign that if you step on the hatch, you or your loved ones will be unhappy – up to the point that someone will die. Usually this scares young children. On the hatch I depicted an evil spirit from Yakut mythology – the Abaas. He lives in the underworld and also sends people diseases and misfortunes. “

Timofey Ishmiyarov in his project he rushed straight into space. The map of the city seemed to him very similar to the starry sky, so he named the work – “Constellation Vladivostok”.

“If you look at the map of the city from above, you can see the roundabouts,” shares his vision of Timothy. – The idea was that just as space objects, bodies, encircle the stars in an arc, so do cars move on a similar trajectory. I drew such a parallel and connected in a line all the car rings in Vladivostok – in the end we got a constellation.

The artist’s work is made in the form of stickers. There are 14 of them, and each settled in front of the crossroads.

Gusts of wind and nostalgia for space

Power Douglas and Ekaterina Ryazanova worked in pairs. Together they created a monument to the wind – a touching character made of paper and tape and painted with silver paint to become a real monument. It is dedicated to a real man – a FEFU student, who was literally torn from the ground by a strong gust of wind.

“Very strong winds are blowing on campus. There was even a case when one of the students was blown away, and we decided to repeat this picture in the form of a monument. At the moment, it is located here, in the gate, between two buildings, because usually on campus between them and the strongest wind blows. But in the future, the monument will move to campus, “- say the girls.

The faceless character attracts the attention of citizens. They take pictures and hug him. Time will tell how durable the monument is. According to its authors, whether he will take root on campus or not depends on the people who will interact with him. However, it may be blown away by the wind.

An artist Eliza Malkirova created a philosophical work that can cause nostalgic sadness. The sculpture “Cosmopanelka”, as it was named by the author, is a totem for all people who wanted to become astronauts as a child.

“It turned out to be as ridiculous, clumsy and touching as a man’s dreams of the infinity of space, living in the same infinity of sleeping areas. In general, the history of space research in Russia and prefabricated houses is united not only by the time period (late 50’s), – says Eliza. – These two phenomena have absorbed people’s dreams of a bright future, to which they are making their way through the thorns. And we live in prefabricated houses – blocks – as in the compartments of a spaceship; we live our earthly life and dream of space. “

This object should be located on Kosmonavtov Street – just in the sleeping panel area. But so far it, like the monument to the wind, is in one of the arches on Admiral Fokin Street.

Poetry and legends of old Vladivostok

The artist continues the lyrical mood Victoria Samokhina. She dedicated poems to the gates in the Border area – they are suddenly stumbled upon by passers-by exploring the old town.

“Vladivostok seems to be a compilation from various other cities. In places it resembles Peter, the industrial zone – Nizhny Novgorod. My friend and I went to these yards and took photos, to which I wrote poems and from which we decided to make postcards, – says Victoria. – Then the intensive on street art began. It was very interesting for me to put my poems, my inner world in these places. “

The final chord of the journey is a quest in search of Kolchak’s treasures. It was organized Polina Malineva and Vasilina Bobrova. They were inspired by the story of how Admiral Alexander Kolchak transported precious metal from Omsk to Vladivostok to pay the Japanese for weapons and ammunition. But, as they say in the old city fables, the gold was stolen and hidden somewhere in the bowels of the Far Eastern capital. Including in the legendary Millionaire.

“We have created something like a quest to find these treasures. Of course, no one knows where they are. And I can’t say it’s a map, a guide to them. But we created it to bring this legend to life, to remind the people of Vladivostok of such a person as Admiral Kolchak. It’s just such an interactive to interest the history of the citizens, “explains Polina Malineva.

From the virtual world – offline

According to Pavel Shugurov, the main task was to pull students who study digital art into a social context, offline, where you can go to the city and get feedback immediately.

The guys chose the places for the project on their own. This is exactly what happens in urban art practice – the author must be inspired by the space where he wants to do something.

“It is interesting that there were quite remote places among them. For example, I really like the project on Kosmonavtov Street, where the girl rhymed the trends of the 60’s: space and prefabricated houses, “says Pavel Shugurov.

The guys had two weeks for all the work. The first is theoretical. Young artists studied the directions and styles of urban art. And the second was dedicated to their own projects.

“Someone adopted a poster, art, stencils. Someone just wrote with a marker or spray gun, and another even made a sculpture. In general, I am pleased with the result, “adds Pavel.

In his opinion, such a project is useful not only for undergraduates themselves. It can be interesting for both schoolchildren and students, as it can immerse them in informal communication with the city.

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