Blow – Bomans – Dementieva

The BD-artists are busy! Please find an overview of some of their recent activities below. Mike BLOW recently took part in the ‘Image & Sound’ Workshop at the Institut Français in Athens, run by Michael Ackerman, Stéphane Charpentier and Alyssa Moxley. Void edited, printed and bound together with the participants “Almost True”, a limited edition publication with the works produced during the week. “Almost True” comes inside a box, with an installed sound module, 2 prints by Michael Ackerman and Stéphane Charpentier and will be available online soon. On Friday 29 June Mike… Read More


Alexandra Dementieva at ADAF 2018 The 14th edition of the Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) explores the unknown future of the Technological Apocalypse through art, science and technology. This year’s theme is ‘Singularity Now’ with singularity being “associated with infinity, the unknown, and the beginning of universes, both physical and conceptual.” The question is how this notion can be linked to art and technology. Within this context Alexandra DEMENTIEVA‘s installation ‘Breathless’ (2012) was selected as an answer to the call “to submit works and achievements which outline, comment, foresee, or determine the upcoming… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva and AnneMarie Maes at Nova XX

  The new forum Nova XX is dedicated to technological, scientific and artistic innovation by women on the eve of the fourth industrial revolution. The first edition takes place in Brussels from 9 till 30 December 2017. At the centre is the exhibition with 9 installations by Brussels and European artists. Bureau Doove is extremely proud that AnneMarie Maes and Alexandra Dementieva were invited to present their installations Sensorial Skin for an Intelligent Beehive and Breathless. Nova XX further presents 7 Brussels start-ups and four thematic conferences that in total will celebrate… Read More

Leroy, Maes, Hulsmans and Ara

Some news about the current activities of some BD artists plus an important teaser at the end. Dominique Leroy at La Méridienne, Lunéville Dominique Leroy is showing his poetic sonic installation Jardin nô at Theatre La Méridienne in Lunéville (near Nancy). First shown at the Galerie RDV in Nantes this installation refers to the traditional Japanese theatre. This kinetic garden is composed of interlacing vegetals and small mechanics on recycled hard disks that rub, scratch and hit to create a sound that reminds of insects. This sculpture is activated by a series… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva in Studio International

 Alexandra Dementieva, Breathless, 2012 On the occasion of her exhibition 10 Installations at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Natasha Kurchanova conducted a long interview with Alexandra Dementieva for Studio International. You can find the interview here.

Alexandra Dementieva solo at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art

For her upcoming solo exhibition ’10 Installations’ at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Alexandra Dementieva brings together ten interactive installations. Dementieva is both a cinephile and a voracious reader, with her interests ranging from classical prose to philosophical literature, from films by Alfred Hitchock, David Lynch, Roman Polansky, Andrei Tarkovsky to audacious psychological thrillers and unabashed horror films. Taking one of these source works as her starting point, she goes on to develop from it, in a typically-Russian maniacal manner, the key questions that were of such concern to Dostoevsky’s “Russian… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva in Hybris – Monsters and Hybrids in Contemporary Art

Coinciding with the Venice Biennial Alexandra Dementieva will take part in the group exhibition Hybris – Monsters and Hybrids in Contemporary art, organised by MediaArtLab CYLAND. The project in the exhibition halls of the library at Ca’ Foscari University, will showcase works of 19 artists from Italy, Russia, Great Britain, France, Germany, Belgium and the US. The project’s theme contemplates one of the mechanisms underlying the functioning of culture – the connection of the unconnectable, the problem of the relations between “one’s own” and “someone else’s”, the blurring of the borders between well-established… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva at 10 years anniversary of Cyfest in St Petersburg

  Work by Alexandra Dementieva can currently be seen at the 10 years anniversary of Cyfest in St Petersburg. Dementieva shows her impressive video installation ‘The Unbearable Lightness’ (2009) as part of the exhibition `Interpretations’. From the press release: In her grand-scale creations, Alexandra Dementieva works extensively and fruitfully with the theme of interactivity. Her impressive stained-glass window-installation “The Unbearable Lightness” plays with the contemporary person’s notions of a miracle. In the Belgian artist’s interpretation, a change in the classical world perception takes place inconspicuously and gradually, but its nature is drastic. The… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva curates Urbi et Orbi

 Danae, installation by Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov In association with the Museum Center of RGGU CYLAND MediaArtLab organizes a special international project at the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Held from September 18 through October 18, 2015 Urbi et Orbi (To the City and the World…) exhibition presents the works of Russian and South Korean artists. The Russian part of Urbi et Orbi project is curated by Annushka Brochet, Nataliya Kamenetskaya, and CYLAND artists Alexandra Dementieva and Anna Frants. The exhibition will feature works made in CYLAND MediaArtLab by Ludmila… Read More

Alexandra DEMENTIEVA at FILE São Paulo 2015

Alexandra DEMENTIEVA takes part in FILE São Paulo 2015, the Electronic Language International Festival from 16 June until 16 August, with the installation ‘Breathless’. A computer searches for all words related to the concept of fear and desire in the RSS and web feed. Each word found is printed on a LED display. The individual ribs surrounding the viewer in the two parts of the installation react to the data, lighting up in a movement from bottom to top as results render matches with the alternating words. The more hits, the more light is cast… Read More