- Namnyas Ashuratova
1954 born in Moscow
Graduated from Moscow Physics Engineering Institute and Moscow Polygraphic
Academy (art faculty)
Works currently in Moscow (poetry, graphic, design, performance, video
art, net art)
-special recognition and EMARE-fellowship Ostranenie'95, Bauhaus
-first prize art project DADANET'98, Moscow
-grand prix Art on the Net'98 Machina City Museum of Graphic Arts Tokyo
-second prize contemporary art DADANET'99, Moscow
-third prize contemporary art DADANET'99, Moscow
-first prize radical conformist project TrashArt'99, Moscow
-honorable mention Art on the Net'99, Tokyo
-best user interaction South by Southwest Interactive Festival
the films made by Velikanov in REAL VIDEO
Some like it without sugar, 1999, MJPEG, 3 min.
Director: Andrey Gagarin (alias Andrey and Julia Velikanov)
Cast: Konstantin Zvezdotchetov, Julia Velikanov
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich
I like ads and ads like me. Art, literature and all contemporary culture
is nothing by comparison with ads. Love is better, but not much more. If I
am sick, I just take ads as a pill (and it helps). When I am in low
spirits, I keep saying "wriggly spearmint double juicy fruit without
sugar" - and the pain is gone ... Dmitri Shostakovich is a genius of
mass culture. If he were alive now, he would compose the music for
Language sign duality is asymmetrical, 2000, MJPEG, 3 min.
The author found the unknown folk with very interesting culture. Due to
extraordinary artistic, intellectual and musical endowments they have very
refined language. The author doesn't speak this language and having no
possibility to communicate with the people, he gathered the exceptional
collection of the local folklore. This film is the account of the work
that has been done.
Russian folk songs and the texts of the modern art theorists are used.