the threshold of the year 2000 Perm powerful mass-medias united in
order to find out the secrets of people from their audience: what
they want from their life, what expectations and hopes they have?
Have they ever thought about it seriously? The received answers will
be represented to the artists who are expected to transform the text
messages into visual artefacts.
This site is specially created for collecting
the messages on the subject "The 21st century. Things long wished for"
(starts operating on November 4,1999).
The messages arrive in two ways:
Ц offline: through the paging system, services offered by Perm
company "STlink" (tel. +7 3422 668781 subscriber "21st century").
Messages colour - black.
Ц online: through filling in and submitting the form.
Messages colour - blue.
In December 1999 a group of specially invited painters will began their
work based on the collected materials and directed to the visualization
of the human emotions, expectations, predictions and hopes.
As a result there will be created not less than 20 art-works, which are
supposed to be exhibited as a unified media-art exposition on the global
exhibition "Art-Perm 2000"
in January 2000. It will take place in the Perm's largest pavilion "Perm
fair" (Permskaya Yarmarka). The works of the most famous artists of all
the artistic trends and schools will be presented there. For more details:
For the artistic realization such modern communication technologies as telephone,
paging, e-mail, Internet, webcam are going to be used. Some kind of
high-technology-based chain of messages' transmission and transformation will
be created for transference the human wishes into the Internet.
On the first stage (November - January) the messages will be being collected
by pager (subscriber "21st century"). They are supposed to contain the
information about what people expect and what wishes they want to come
true in the 21st century. These messages will be transformed into e-mail
messages and then automatically published on the special site in the Internet.
So, that is the way, how the virtual chronicle of human wishes, connected
with the 21st century is going to be carried out.
Next period (January, 14-23, 2000) is devoted to the creation of the exposition
(for the exhibition "Art-Perm-2000")
with its main items: telephone and computer connected to the Internet.
Every visitor will be able to look through all the published messages
(on the site) and with a help of the phone (or keyboard) send his own
message on the spot. Thus a visitor takes part in the artistic process,
joining the modern scheme of interpersonal communications "telephone -
pager - e-mail - Internet". Simultaneously all that is taking place is
being transferred into the Internet with the help of webcam so that the
visitor will be able to see his own participation in the project on the
Also there will be presented the works of the invited artists, who are
going to visualize the main motifs of the project: a human being
as a point of intersection of modern communications, boundless broadcasting of
main wishes, all veiled and obvious presentiments connected with the
approaching century. As the starting material there will be used the notes and
emotions collected on the site. In addition to all this, reproducing the
audio-recordings of the most interesting utterance and statements could be suitable.
The author has an intention to evoke in
a visitor an exciting feeling that he is entrained in the modern processes
of interpersonal communications, to achieve an effect giving you an impression
of your participation in some kind of ritual ( the transmission of his
own wishes, the visit itself, and the fact of the participation in the
process into the Internet) . The futurological coloration of the artistic
idea should be emphasized as well - applying to the 21st century as to
the reality, the nearness of which encourages you to reconsider your own
strategies and to think about your future.
The exposition items (collages, recordings) are destined for people to step
over the barriers between new electronic technologies and the personal inner
life, to demonstrate the humaneness and urgency of such new forms of
communications as Internet, pager, and e-mail.
A person with his/her wishes and expectations is not alone in this
world, so the aim of the project is to show in what way it is possible
not to be alone.