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Interview with Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kuhne – The Informals

by 26 June 2019

Interview with Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kuhne – The Informals

Artists

Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kuhne

Commissioner

A4

Location

Bratislava (SK)

Format

Video

The piece is an interview of the creators of the audiovisual performance The Informals / Неформалы during their June performance in A4.

They explored abandoned buildings – urbex in Bratislava with the local “digital natives”, as a parallel to their research in Russia. The Informals / Неформалы is partly an autobiographical work, partly a universal statement on the notions of decentralisation, collectivism, and non-conformist ways of living in the digital age.

In order to escape the norms and social constructs of the North of Russia, young people in Murmansk gravitate to deserted spaces in their area, where they collectively improvise with space, adding a new layer to its genealogy.

The data they have collected is divided into elements and prepared for live triggering and processing. It resembles an audiovisual instrument which, when played by the artist duo, produces new unscripted versions with each live performance.

Photo Courtesy of the organisation

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