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Andrey Rylov

Maxim Mezentsev



About the Item

The Animals video is a neural network representation of possible future life forms. To create it, the StyleGAN neural network, trained on images of microorganisms, was used. The video refers to the famous lithographic album of the German biologist Ernst Haeckel "Art Forms in Nature". It is an art album of living beings, including those that were seen by Haeckel in a microscope and then fixed on paper. Throughout the 20th century, these sketches inspired artists and architects with the perfection of form, ideal lines, and amazing symmetry of life. The Animals video conveys the same admiration for the organization of living beings but created by technological methods.

About the Artist

Andrey Rylov is a new media artist who works in a field of sound sculptures and installations using materials from hardware stores and DIY electronics. He performs with experimental music, creates video works using neural networks, as well. Andrey Rylov is a graduate of the New Media Laboratory, participant of multiple collective exhibitions and festivals: NUR festival (Kazan, 2021), Prepared Surroundings festival (Moscow, 2020 and 2021), Blazar fair (Moscow, 2021), Morpho festival (St. Petersburg, 2021), (Greece, 2019), Ars Electronica (Austria, 2019), Pixels festival (Yekaterinburg, 2019).

Maxim Mezentsev is a graphic gesigner, visual artist and VJ from Izhevsk, Russia. He works with interfaces, fonts, animation and makes video for experimental theater. He constantly collaborates with the Center for Contemporary Dramaturgy and Directing in Izhevsk, Russia. Maxim Mezentsev participated at the Pixels festival (Yekaterinburg, 2019), Intervals festival (Nizhny Novgorod, 2019 and 2021), Night of Light festival (Gatchina, 2019), Adaf (Athens, 2020), METAXIS festival (St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Yerevan, 2022).

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