The Dom cultural center has reopened after the summer vacation, effectively exploding the rumors which circulated last spring alleging that the club would be closed. The club's new season opens with an event called the Moscow International Multimedia Art Festival.
According to the organizers, the festival is thought to demonstrate the inherent unity of all arts in their combinations, such as video techniques, theater, fashion, performance, installation and music.
The Moscow International Multimedia Art Festival runs from Sept. 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. Particularly interesting events are scheduled for the nights of Sept. 28 and Sept. 30.
Friday night, Sept. 28, is designated as the "Day of European Arts" featuring mainly artists from the Czech Republic, Germany and France. Czech artist Lutsia Svobodova will present her 3D laser animation while another highlight will be a program from the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, featuring the history and masterpieces of video art, including a video program presented by the Media Art Lab of Paris.
For the festival's closing night, one of Russia's most outrageous artists, Oleg Kulik, who is dubbed "dog-man" for his bestiality, will present his new video installation and performance called "Behind the Wall." The main idea of the performance is to draw attention to the conflict between a person and the physical and social environment that surrounds him.
What: Multimedia Art Festival.
Where: Dom Cultural Center.
24 Bol. Ovchinnikovsky Per., Bldg. 4, 5.
When: Sept. 27-29; 7:30 p.m., Sept. 30; 5 p.m.
Cover: 70-100 rubles.