Video Artist: Anton Khlabov
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Processors and microchips are vastly produced; the number of transistors reaching 100x the entire population of the planet’s ants. Dense communication networks incite consideration of technology’s operations and processes as an artificially contained micro-space. Routine actions such as checking e-mail or sending SMS are comprised of multiple events and metamorphoses. “Storage” develops from the rhythmically, pulsating sound of a dial-up modem into materialization of pulses linking scattered moments of time, stretching over a line, connecting life.

Anton Khlabov

Photographer and multimedia artist Anton Khlabov (born in 1986 in St. Petersburg) graduated in 2005 in "New technologies in contemporary art" from the "School for Young Artists" program, a project of the St. Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation.

His works have been included in Festival "OutVideo `06", parallel program of the festival SITM (2007), parallel program of the 2nd Moscow Biennial, Avanto Festival 07 at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki). Works in Collections: “Full Shift Working” (video installation) – The State Museum of Political History of Russia

In beginning of my way I started searching in the symbolic space for contemporary art at the same time in two diametrically disparate directions - on the one hand, it was a "straight" photography, on the other hand - video art, realized in the technique of animation. Balancing between these two paths, where one of the poles provided documentary authenticity, and on the other – infantile animation makes any things like a "toy"… I became interested in the symbolic convention of borders that each time I somehow addressed in each of my major works. In the role of this “Border” could be a picture frame or television screen, the line separating reality and expectation, surprise and fear, reality and its reflection.