Vocal Parallels

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Video Artist: Veronika Rudyeva-Ryazantseva
Country: Year: Duration: 9 min 43 sec

Description:

This video continues an artistic research on the phenomenon of the “mysterious Russian soul”, Veronica asked foreigners, who live in Russia to sing Russian songs, which they knew.  A compilation of different songs: pop, soviet and folk are transformed into a new song. The video raises questions of identity, translation and understanding of the game, “native – foreign”, “we – “they”, “external – internal”.

 

Videostills:


Veronika Rudyeva-Ryazantseva

Born in 1981 in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. Lives & works in St.Petersburg. 

2009 Summer conceptualism school by Josef Bakshtain;
 2005-2008 Pro Arte Fondation (New technologies in contemporary art)
; 2001-2007 Academy of Applied Arts by Shtiglitz St.Petersburg (Monumental Painting);
 1996-2001 Art College by Surikov, Krasnoyarsk (Artistic – pedagogical department).

 

“I am an artist-observer and position myself in relation to the generation ‘children of perestroika’. Often, the heroes of my works are people who become symbols: time, place, generations, events. I am interested in ‘the human’ and in questions of identification and the everyday absurdity that surrounds us; in the link between the past and the present. Art, for me, is first and foremost a space for experiment. I am in favor of risk, attempts and doubts, ‘unexplored territories”.