The DETECTOR OF HIDDEN MEANINGS workshop by Roman Minayev at the studio of the Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantine Sorokin starts on October 9, 2018.
As the nature of art is to keep inventing new rules of the game, it brings forth numerous interpretations that force the viewer to wander the labyrinth of possible meanings. There is a strong chance of fanciful meanings where there isn’t any. Or vice versa – obvious yet insignificant meaning may hide behind aesthetical constructs, thus hindering perception of an initial message. The artist’s intent, his knowledge, experience and ability to accurately recode something intuitively perceived in real life into a currently relevant artist statement seem like perfect conditions for this information system. Plus, trouble-free transfer of messages from the author to the audience is supposed to ensure that they are interpreted correctly, and resulting conclusions are used by the recipient for his/her own purposes. However, with all these perfect conditions, the art still has this additional ability of generating random signs and actions, and transforming these into valuable information as a part of creative process. This inevitably leads to information noise that defines the general atmosphere of uncertainty of creative environment, where meaning and nonsense can fight for attention in one context.
The workshop focuses on creation of theoretical models of a device for detection of hidden meanings in works of art. To achieve this goal, the work group will develop and test the tools that help make intentional mistakes and noise – for these to be effectively traced in routine art theory and practice.
This will be a co-working workshop that will last for 5 weeks, and then projects will be presented at an exhibition. Artists and theorists are welcome to join the workshop; there are no age, stylistic or any other restrictions.
To register for the workshop, email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information call 8 (495)220-42-18.