An art residence has been established in St. Petersburg’s ITMO University. The new project offers a space for collaboration between artists and scientists.
The gallery was opened in the framework of the Ars Electronica festival, which has been held in Europe since 1979. This year, St. Petersburg joined the traditional venue together with 120 other cities of the world.
Six project of the festival were presented in the new art residence.
Aliya Sakharieva, Director of the ART&SCIENCE center, tells: ‘It is a space for generating new meanings, new knowledge, new practice in the media art sphere. It is one of the few sites where one can make really something, and not just demonstrate one’s works.’
One of the projects created for the festival is the interactive Miracle Glade 2.0, in which people and rare plants can interact freely.
Another project, Plants by Anna Martynenko, offers an algorithm that creates a digital garden on the basis of data from dead plant fragments.
Photo and video: St. Petersburg TV channel