Garage Digital is stopping work on this project until the human and political tragedy unfolding in Ukraine ceases.
Five artists received grants to produce projects using new technology and digital media, which are presented on the Garage Digital platform in 2020.
Aleksei Taruts will produce the project All Dungeons Will Fall, which uses the gamified alleged remains of Noah’s Ark, discovered in Chechnya in 2017, to problematize the link between instant communication and the production of irrational, historical, and chance knowledge.
(b. 1984) is a transmedia artist whose practice embraces primarily performative and situational works as well as mixed media installations. The key issue probed by the artist’s research is the problematization of the notions “event”, “presence”, and “testimony” as units of symbolic exchange. Taruts interprets the modes of presence and distance in relation to event, formed by the affects of cultural industry of the late capitalist era. The artist’s scope of interests also includes irrational manifestations invoked by the technologies of instant representation and attention dispersal, as well as the type of memory generated by unstable connections. Aleksei lives and works in Moscow.