New Versailles (fragment)

Video Artist: Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai
Country: Year: Duration: 22 min 31 sec


The artist creates a zone inhabited by fictional characters based on the world of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl video game. He materializes his phantasms in the digital space of a derelict landscape. He settles this post-apocalyptic world with his hand-painted flat relief plywood silhouettes. He transforms the potential of digital technologies, turning them into a work of art.

Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai

Artist. Born in 1969 in Leningrad, USSR. Graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography. He has worked as a theatre artist since 1995; collaborates with such directors as Yury Butusov, Andrey Moguchy, Adolf Shapiro. As a scenographer and costume designer, he has worked in the theatres of Russia, Norway, Poland, Bulgaria, South Korea, China. A repeat winner of the “Golden Mask” theater award (Russia). Since 2010, a member of the artists’ union PARAZIT. Since 2014, a participant in the projects of CYLAND Media Art Lab. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.