METAXIS - annual 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.
Curator of the festival - Anastasia Skabelkina.
METAXIS 10102020 consisted of two parts: techno artists meetup and media happening. It was held in the creative space of ′′ Lumier-Hall ′′ (Saint-Petersburg) - the largest projection museum in Russia.
TECHNO ARTISTS MEETUP. Speech by experts on current media art topics, 2 workshops, 2 lectures, discussion "New media - the avant-garde of art" and generative jam with a DJ. vk.com/technomeetup10102020
MEDIA HAPPENING. A rich program of audiovisual lives: performances of russia media artists with musicians, artworks by foreign media artists. CaoYuxi (NY), NaoWao (Tokyo), kaleidosdope (Nuremberg), Aleph 52, Rx Tx, Elina Zazulya, Grigory Gromov, Anastasiia Skabёlkina (SPb), Synchrone (Moscow).
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
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.