Video Artist: Oleg Elagin
Duration: 3 min 6 sec


In constant chaotically changing space, there is one constant dimension – the defective pixels shown in the film. Only casually deteriorated fragments remain stable in the course of loading and expectation. Despite seeming simplistic and sending to ready-made video, it is possible to consider boot screen as a high-grade film. Scripted soundtracks, a storyboard, become an intrapersonal installation at a post-production stage. Shootings were made from the monitor in a special non-glare film studio. A bright dot defect is a group of three sub-pixels (one pixel) all of whose transistors are“off” for “TN” panels or stuck “on” for “MVA”/”PVA” panels. This allows all light to pass through to the RGB layer, creating a bright white pixel that is always on.

Oleg Elagin

Oleg Elagin is a media artist, musician, who was born in Samara in 1982. Graduated from the Samara State Communication Academy (2004), Independent School of Contemporary Art (2006), The art grant on training in Germany (Stuttgarter kunstverein Stuttgart. Germany) (2014).

The main object of attention of media-artist Oleg Elagin is areflection of absolutely de-humanized art, made by the means of digital technologies. He’s from a cohort of artists – the “alchimists”, assiduous experimenters with the internaltexture, the “body” of the artwork. In his case it is the nonmaterial, digital texture of media. Working in the genre of video art, the artist fills his artworks with visual and sound effects to deform chosen fragment of reality, or create some new image that loose connection with the objective world.

The most attractive themes for Elagin are “mistake”, “malfunction”, and “information noise”. No other artist could scarcely contemplate the screen noise with such sincerity as he does. The system of failure has an interest for him as a self sufficient and self-valued effect, having its own visual potential.  What is the way of constructing reality for such kind of art? What consistent patterns in the viewer’s reception of this art are possible? These are the basic questions, which interest the artist.