Oleg Elagin

Some sketches to the formation of new sensual experiences

Electronic Language International Festival

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“The new sensualities can be opened through technological progress” М.A. Lifshitz. “Technical civilization” and changing along with her everyday life, more and more saturated by technique and technology, require new vision and hearing, new sensuality and new reflexibity, changes historically formed patterns of instincts and reactions. “new human” should show a complete contrast to the real person. This is a human speaking in another language, having different gestures, obeying different impulses.

The main object of attention of media-artist Oleg Elagin is a reflection of absolutely de-humanized art, made by means of digital technologies. He’s from a cohort of artists – “alchimists”, assiduous experimenters with the internal texture, “body” of artwork. In his case it’s an nonmaterial, digital texture of media. Working in the genre of video art, artist fills his artworks with visual and sound effects for deforming chosen fragment of reality, or creating some new image, lost any connection with the objective world. The most attractive themes for Elagin is “mistake”, “malfunction”, “information noise”. Another artist could scarcely contemplating of the screen noise with such sincerity as he does. The system failure has interest for him as a self sufficient and self-valued effect, having it’s 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 interests the artist.