Dmitry Morozov (::vtol::), a transdisciplinary artist and researcher, an inventor of musical instruments and creator of art objects.
The studio deals with the widest range of creative and organizational tasks necessary for artists' professional development and growth. Each of the students proposes a new idea and receives extensive feedback from both the teacher and fellow students. This allows you to quickly develop and learn about the complex "production" process of new projects. The main emphasis is on a balanced approach to the creative process in the context of art & science practices; projects must meet certain genre criteria, be relevant and technically/conceptually feasible.
Boris Shershenkov, a PhD, sound artist, engineer, media archeologist and designer of musical instruments.
The studio focuses on sound as a physical phenomenon and a special form of temporal existence of information. Students examine the physical and psychoacoustic features of sound; its use as a tool that opens up new ways of interacting with the objects and processes that exist in the outside world, physics of motion, space, environment, and human memory; the relationship between the auditory and the visual in the context of electronic synesthesia and media archaeology; as well as performative techniques of experimental and technological art that flourished in art & science.
Ippolit Markelov, a PhD, artist, and founder of Science Art group 18 apples.
The studio's goal is to develop ideas for art projects in the field of bioart and prepare them for practical implementation. Together with Ippolit, students nurture teamwork skills and study the basic methods of creative and scientific research, critical thinking, experiments planning, and project management.
Helena Nikonole, a media artist, independent curator, and educator whose field of interest embraces hybrid art, the new aesthetics, the Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence.
Helena Nikonole's studio deals with hybrid arts and artificial intelligence in arts. During the seminars, students explore possible strategies for art & science practices and develop critical approaches to technologies. A substantial part of the work in the studio is devoted to discussions of students' projects as well as practical aspects such as an eventual visual representation of the project and preparation of documentation.
Ildar Iakubov, a media artist, curator of the art program of Science Fest and the educational program of the Festival of Light, as well as the Episode media project.
Media artist, researcher of linguistic media art and curator of the 101 Mediapoetry Festival.
At the studio, students work with a specific topos and examine its geological, ecological, and social history. Together with Natalia, students study texts on environmental philosophy (Timothy Morton, Ben Woodard, Bruno Latour) and the history of technology (Gilbert Simondon, Georges Canguilhem, Vilém Flusser, Friedrich A. Kittler), as well as work with archival records and maps. In addition, students are engaged in field research and collection of documentation on-site. For example, in 2020, the subject of their study was the Sestroretskoye Swamp nature reserve. Thus, the site becomes a scenario for the creation of collective artwork.