"Sochi Video Art Lab" as part of the Sochi Winter International Art Festival
"Sochi Video Art Lab" is an educational specially designed project aimed at promoting video as art. Since 2018, the Lab has been held annually, as part of the Winter International Arts Festival.
The Lab consists of a series of lectures that combine theory and practice together. Over the course of 10 days, participants learn the basic stages of the history of video art and are introduced to the works of the most famous video artists. This knowledge is used to help each participant develop their own creative approach and make their own video works.
The lab is free and open to the public. Its structure allows you to learn the principles of contemporary art without prior knowledge. At the same time, people who are not very familiar with the technological side of video creation can learn the basic techniques to make their own works.
The success of the latest Laboratory has helped to position Sochi as one of the major centers of video art in Russia. And from this year the Laboratory has been included into the RAAN archive of contemporary art. No less importantly, in a relatively short period of time the Laboratory has created in Sochi a community of people actively interested in the production and exhibition of video art working throughout the year.