Metaxis - new media art festival, started in 2018, Saint-Petersburg (Russia).
Metaxis is aimed at the study of contemporary digital art, its reflection of the era of metamodernism (new cultural and philosophical ideas about contemporary society, closely related to media arts and their development). It is also aimed at studying the interaction of the individual with digital environments and their impact on him.
Within the framework of “Metaxis” 2018, many events were held: three courses (on the creation of video art, generative graphics, audiovisual art), master classes (“Media artist in the culture of metamodernism”, “Fashion Tech”, “Wearable Tech”), media happening. Also, a hackathon about creating multimedia content was held, with a total prize Fund of 300,000 rubles. Hackathon nominations: full-dome projection; content for the "infinite room"; universal multimedia content for projection on the surface. For all events of the festival, an entrance was free. To participate in the festival courses, it was necessary to pass a competition of motivation letters.
The festival is going to be annually. Events of various formats are planned: from master classes aimed at critical understanding of media metamodernism, intensives focused on the development of practical skills in the development of media installations, to media happenings and large-scale exhibitions.
Curator of the festival - Anastasia Skabelkina, producer - Mary Kuts.
Chamber event of a special format, known in narrow circles. Media happening, which brought together the best representatives of the media art community of St. Petersburg. The main focus of the event was on audiovisual lives, designed specifically for METAXIS . ART GATHERING