Video Artist: Andrius Venclova
Country: Year: Duration: 4 min 24 sec


Music by A.O.K. 1998


“In 1997, I was offered to make a video for a remix of the song by Iosif (Joseph) Davydovich Kobzon from the movie “Seventeen Moments of Spring”. I was given several Betacam cassettes with recordings of concerts by Iosif Davydovich. And somewhere I got a film on four three-hour cassettes. In addition, I had a Video8 camera (the format that replaced VHS at that time). I filmed DJ Grove’s epic performance on East Beat (festival) with it. And I made one more shoot in the Port Club: a girl dancing against the background of screens that project a concert by Iosif Davydovich. I edited the clip at the Znaki studio. In those days, you had to buy a special card to digitize the video into a computer. The customer liked the video so much that I was ordered another one for the song “Spy”. These clips opened the Russian MTV that appeared at that time”.


Andrius Venclova

St. Petersburg media artist. One of the first in the country began to exhibit video installations and develop the theory of video mix in real time at large rave parties. He worked with Vladislav Mamyshev Monroe and with New Composers. In 1996 and 1997, he participated in Mayday in Germany together with the legendary DJ from Amsterdam, Peter Ruben. Member of the Eastern Strike. In 1991, in New York, he showed his films at Jonas Mekas Anthology Film Archives.

From 1997 to 1999, he created music videos (particularly for DJ Groove) and commercials (North-West GSM). In 2000, he was director of the video magazine "KaMYshi" and completely changed the concept of the program, moving the shooting from the studio to the place of events.

Also known as Andrei Ventslova.