Electroboutique

Electroboutique

Alexei Shulgin and Aristarkh Chernyshev

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Alexei Shulgin and Aristarkh Chernyshev - Electroboutique

  • pop-up at the Science Museum
  • Artworks created 2011
  • 23 Nov 2011 - 14 Feb 2012
  • Location: The Bridge, ground floor mezzanine

Innovative art production company Electroboutique (Russian artists Alexei Shulgin and Aristarkh Chernyshev) create interactive artworks which subtly communicate strong critical attitudes.

Encouraging participation through ‘Creative Consumption’, the artists generate a dialogue with their audiences through works which respond, reflect and re-version viewers in real time. The artworks use languages of pop culture, media and art histories, framed by a tongue-in-cheek appropriation of the language of corporate marketing speak.

Electroboutique pop-up at the Science Museum showcases a series of works made using live data, sophisticated custom electronics and bespoke software. The works have been created over the past seven years, and include two new works commissioned specifically for this exhibition.

At the same time as being great fun to experience and interact with, the works lightly raise more serious questions around art production, design aspiration, technological progress, consumerism, capitalism, media control, and the languages of corporate social responsibility.

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Warning: This exhibition contains flashing and flickering images and contains a high level of visual and sound stimulation.

'Electroboutique Pop up' is a development of 'Electroboutique Art that Cares' which was originally commissioned by Espen Gangvik, Director, TEKS - Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre, for the Trondheim Matchmaking 2009 festival.'

  • Arts Council England - Lottery Funded
  • Electroboutique pop-up at the Science Museum is funded by Arts Coucil England.
    With thanks to the Guido Charitable Trust and the Thistle Trust for their support.

About the artists

Alexei Shulgin (born 1963) was one of the pioneers of Net Art in the 1990s. He has curated many exhibitions, including the Readme software art festival from 2001 to 2004. He lives and works in London and in Moscow, where he is currently teaching at Rodchenko School of Photography and Media Art.

Aristarkh Chernyshev (born 1968) works between new media and contemporary art. His work has been exhibited internationally, he ran Media Lab at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow from 2000 to 2004, and also teaches at Rodchenko School. In 2004, Shulgin and Chernyshev co-founded Electroboutique.

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