The WYE - Berlin
12 - 17 / 11 / 2013

Held annually since 2007, CYBERFEST is the first and biggest festival for technologically based art in Russia. Growing over years to become a massive international event, CYBERFEST 2012 rose to include over 80 artists held across St Petersburg’s top institutions: The State Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, KURYOKHIN MODERN ART CENTER, POLIGRAF Art Hall, Borey Gallery, and the Gallery of Experimental Sound.

This year, Cyberfest will be held in Berlin – marking the first time this important event is held outside St Petersburg… This significant move was designed to strengthen the cultural exchange between Art and Technology creatives within Russia and their international counterparts.

CYBERFEST 2013: “TIME & PLACE” will unite top innovators from around the world with the exhibit “Paradigm Shift” in combination with a survey of Russian Contemporary Art titled “Capital of Nowhere”. Programming including sound art, performances, a screening and public art will parallel the Berlin thriving, exciting Art and Tech community serving as its setting.


Progression through “TIME & PLACE”…

The moniker “Paradigm Shift” is used to describe nonconsecutive anomalies that transform the processes of intellectual thought. Such shifts fuel advancements of society. Not observable without context of history or time- these changes define ages on reflection. Artworks pushing their inherent creative medium from the present into the future were selected to contextualize what has been and what may be.

The exhibition, “CAPITAL OF NOWHERE”, is about life in a changing landscape during the Information Age…  

In traditional societies, generations would come and go much faster than habitat would change. Catastrophes changed landscapes, be it natural or human in origin – from volcano eruption to migration to asteroid to cultivation. In contemporary times, variety is introduced quickly into landscapes by prosperity or adversity. Over the last century, industrialization, urbanization, revolution, wars, construction and reconstruction – each lead to a generation living under conditions different than previous ones.

About CYLAND Media Lab…

CYLAND Media Lab is one of Russia’s most active New Media art nonprofit organizations. CYLAND houses the largest archive of Eastern European video art online, organizes exhibits around the world and is the force behind CYBERFEST (Russia’s largest annual New Media art event.) CYBERFEST has been held across St Petersburg’s top art institutions: The State Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, KURYOKHIN MODERN ART CENTER, Borey Gallery, the Gallery of Experimental Sound and Creative Space Tkachi. The 7th edition of CYBERFEST will take place November, 2013. CYLAND was cofounded by Marina Koldobskaya and Anna Frants.



Tanya Akhmetgalieva / Video Artist + Ame Zek / Live Performance + ART ELECTRONIX / Sound Artist + Tatiana Bazzichelli, Curator Transmediale / Advisory Board & Symposium Panelist + Manuela Benetton, Curator / Advisory Board + Viktoriya Begalskaya / Video Artist + Daria Belova / Video Artist & Q/A Guest + Ludmila Belova / Artist & Video Artist + Peter Belyi / Artist + Silvia Biurini, Dept of C.S.A.R., Ca Foscari / Advisory Board + Jana Borkamp, Bezirksstadträtin Leiterin der Abteilung für Finanzen, Kultur und Weiterbildung / Welcome + Inken Bornholdt, The WYE / Host + Genesis Breyer P-orridge / Artist + Ken Butler / Artist & Live Performance + Anton Chumak / Artist + Computerspielemuseum / Venue Sponsor + Cris Dam / Artist + Hubie Davison / DJ + Vladislav Dobrovolski / Curator Sound Art & Live Performer + Nick Edwards / Sound Artist + FabLab Berlin / Children’s Workshop Partner + Anna Frants / Exhibition Curator, Artist & Panelist + Daniil Frants / Children’s Workshop Leader + Sebestian Fuller, The WYE / Symposium Host + Christine Gedeon / Artist + Elena Gubanova / Artist + Ivan Govorkov / Artist + Alexey Grachev / Artist & Master Workshop Leader + Group “Soap”/ Video Artist + Jonas Gruska / Sound Artist + Jack Howard, Berlin Film Society / Curator Screening + iHeartBerlin / Vernissage Afterparty Host + Viсtoria Ilyushkina / Video Art Curator + Pavel Ivanov / Artist & Master Workshop Leader + Irina Karasik, The State Russian Museum / Advisory Board + Boris Kazakov / Artist + KETEV (Yair Elazar Glotman) / Live Performance + Anton Khlabov / Video Artist + Marina Koldobskaya / Exhibition Curator & Artist + Sergey Komarov / Curator Sound Art, Symposium Panelist + Sophia Kudriavceva / Live Stream Moderator + Kurvenschreiber / Sound Artist & Live Performance + Matthaus Krzykowski, xyo / Host + Laboratory of Poetry Actionism / Video Artist + Leap Motion / Live Stream Partner + I-Wei Li / Curator, SCHIZOPHRENIATAIWAN 2.0 + Andrii Linik / Artist + Dmitri Lurie / Video Artist + Yoshio Machida / Sound Artist & Live Performance + Marco Mancuso, Founder of Digicult / Symposium Panelist + Kate Martin / Symposium Panelist + Taras Mashtalir / Symposium Panelist + Nick Meehan, FEED / Curator Sound Art, Symposium Panelist + Disney Nasa Borg / Artist + Hannah Nelson-Teutsch, The WYE / Curator + Phil Niblock, EXPERIMENTAL INTERMEDIA / Advisory Board + Dmitri Ozerkov, Director of Contemporary Art at The Hermitage Museum / Advisory Board + Chatzistefanou Panagiotis / Symposium Panelist + Daria Pisareva / Video Artist + Marc Poggia / Symposium Panelist + Platoon Kunsthalle / Venue Sponsor + PRIVATCLUB / Venue Sponsor + Vitaly Pushnitsky / Artist + Masha Sha / Video Artist + re:Source, Transmediale / Symposium Partner + Rock It Biz / Children’s Workshop Partner + Vanina Saracino, IKONO / Symposium Panelist + Petr Shvetsov / Artist + The State Hermitage Museum / Venue Sponsor + Vasily Stepanov / Sound Artist + Leah Stuhltrager, The WYE / Exhibit Curator & Host + Maxim Svishev / Video Artist + Hans Tammen / Sound Artist + Alexander Terebenin / Artist + Sergey Teterin / Artist + “Upward!” Community / Video Artist + Jaan Ugrinsky,/ DJ + Pete Um / Sound Artist + Gedeminas Urbonas MIT, Dept of Architecture / Advisory Board + Yuri Vasiliev / Video Artist + Peter Vogel / Sound Artist +::vtol:: / Sound Artist & Live Performance + Ryan Wolfe / Artist + The WYE / Venue Sponsor + Katalunia Young / Music Curator, Afterparty


About The WYE…

The WYE is an international art and technology hub spanning 2000 m2 of the historic Post building in the heart of Kreuzberg, Berlin. An incubator for local and international innovators, the space serves as a platform to elevate professionalism and exchange between the Art and Tech industries in Berlin. Opened in Fall of 2012, The WYE’s private studios, coworking and large event spaces have hosted cross disciplinary projects including Sound Development City, The Reader Awards, Seedcamp, Goethe Institute Mexico, Hardware Berlin, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin Film Society, Berlin Fashion Week, Retune Festival and Service Design Berlin Conference among many others redefining the culture of innovation in Berlin.