Don Quixote

Video Artist: Maxim Svishev
Country: Year: Duration: 5 min 42 sec


The work is based on a motif of the book “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes.

In this work, Don Quixote is a young man sitting before the computer. He falls in love with the image of a girl from the internet and immerses himself into the space of Windows. He fights in the virtual space with the virtual space. Eventually, he realized that this is pointless and returns to reality in order to live.

Maxim Svishev

Maxim Svishiov meda artist, sculptor, curator, he was born in 1982 in Leningrad.

Maxim Svishёv is an artist from Russia, whose creative activity is related with computer graphic and animation. The works are kind of gameplay with space that turns out to be a window into a new reality created by mix of video content, volume and sound. Maxim finds his own patterns and icons and uses creative technologies to implement his ideas. His artworks were presented in different exhibition projects all over the world: New York, Blois, Torino, Sao-Paulo, Berlin, Seoul, Venice, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kiev and Perm. He is the winner of Sergey Kuryokhin's prize, the nominated artist for "Innovation" prize award and owns a special prize of the French Embassy - the "Innovation" award. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.