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 make 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” may be a picture frame or television screen, the line separating reality and expectation, surprise and fear, reality and its reflection.