Yota Space is a new exhibition of digital art hosted over five floors of a converted building in the heart of St Petersburg in Russia. Over 20 leading digital artists including onedotzero and Brian Eno are exhibiting works, some of which have been commissioned especially for the event.
The event, which runs until December 19, has been created by Russian wireless broadband company, Yota - which says they aim to make this an annual event.
Visitors enter to be greeted by Volume (above), a collaboration between design collective United Visual Artists (UVA) and 3D from Massive Attack that was first shown at the V&A in London in 2006. This consists of 47 columns of light, each with their own audio output. The visitor determines their own pathway through the columns affecting and creating their own unique journey through light, nature and space.
Other exhibits include Brian Eno’s 77 Million Paintings (above), which provides a unique and almost infinite perspective for each visitor.
“This is a great platform for digital art and music, which in my mind have a natural cohesion to one another," says Brian. "I am also delighted that it is being held in Russia as I have always had a connection with the country. As an art student my favourite period was Russian painting of the early 20th Century. I also lived in St Petersburg for a short while. This is the first time my work 77 Million Paintings will be seen in Russia, which combines art and music, my two great loves."
Two specially commissioned works include Chris Levine’s Alright Now installation, which projects images to the observer’s peripheral vision, while in Jason Bruges’ Peasouper (below), visitors will appear to float through the space as passers-by in the foggy streets of London.
Onedotzero has taken over an entire floor to showcase a collection of handpicked artists. Works include a digital interactive photo-booth produced by Cassette Playa and Kin Design and works by Hellicar + Lewis, AntiVJ, Quayola and more. There's also an interactive Body Paint installation from MSA (below).