Nikolay Karabinovych
The work "Alo, Alo!" is a small object, a kind of music box. From the depths of the black fur cap we can hear the voice belonging to Nicolae Ceausescu. This is a lopped fragment of his last public speech. Rambling talk, ragged scream "Alo!", slipping down to mumbling. The cry of revolution is concentrated in pauses of this speech and above to burst through. The only thing that reminds a former greatness is a luxurious black fur cap.
Nikolay Karabinovych
Pablo Lugo
Measures of the collaterals

How much blood worth a line of cocaine? How many lives have to be sacrificed for the party of the first world? Necro-economy is the administration of the death; it is about how many dead people it is necessary to satisfy the pleasures of the first world? Party time is the new good, the Aztecs need to offer lives to this new first-world-countries-good, but it is time to see the aftermaths of this war, and get a small idea about how many people have to die for the enjoyment of the cocaine, or other drugs. I will hack a thermal print machine, i will use it to print a long paper stripe with the reproduction of 130,000 stickmen. I will invite the audience to learn how to fold pieces of paper to create a "grapa" (staple) this is the way how the cocaine is sold in Mexico. I am making short the distance between the consumer and the dead people that its required to bring those drugs to Europe.
Pablo Lugo
Mexico/ Spain
Joni Kärkkäinen
We need something nice to do to stay safe from boredom. Skateboarding is a type of parasite that lived off the infrastructure of the cities and during the winter months kids hungry for cheap thrills have traditionally made their way to skateparks built inside bomb shelters. It was long considered as a hobby for slackers and drop outs. Even It could be anything you do to stay sheltered but in art context skateboarding is a good example. The obstacles hold many sculptural attributes. Spots are specific places and in the forms skaters see endless movement. Skateboarding is free expression trough the board- it is a type of art itself. We need this kind of actions to stay empowered in the world where the options are seemingly limited.

Joni Kärkkäinen
Finland
Vera Kavaleuskaya, Sasha Smirnova,
Eugene Markin
NEW HAVEN
New Haven is an installation made in collaboration between visual artist and researcher Sasha Smirnova, musician and programmer Eugene Markin and curator Vera Kavaleuskaya. The main component of this installation is a chatbot. Programmed to serve as a comforting companion in the situations of enforced isolation, the chatbot allows the authors to speculate on topics of escapism, emotional labour and (un)intentional isolation. Are we able to imagine a moment in future, when chatbot is capable of becoming a successful synthetic therapist, protecting us from reality and turning alienation into salvation? And what would be the success in this case?
Vera Kavaleuskaya
Sasha Smirnova
Eugene Markin
Leda Vaneva
LIGHT LEAK
The focus on the shelter in this project is, its isolating property. Once the doors are closed, the outside environment disappears. Nothing goes in or out anymore. Whether it is the "elite" staying inside, or the "marginals" being pushed away, they are separated from the rest.
This, however natural human reaction, is a very temporary solution to a given situation. Especially in today's connected world, information could not be held out for long. The idea of a shelter is a self-deceiving escapism. People are together on the same planet. Whatever the outside danger, at some point the ones who got in the shelter need to go out and face the situation. Isolation is not the answer.

Leda Vaneva
Bulgaria/ Finland
THE PARTY OF THE DEAD
HELSINKI OFFICE-REFUGE
Within the Shelter festival the party of the dead will open its temporary office-refuge for the refugees from the world of the living in a bunker. For hiding in a bunker from death they become closer to it, actually. In the underground office one could get all the necessary information about the party, and its representatives would be able to answer the questions of the living and would be glad to accept new members. Despite the fact that the party of the dead is the world biggest political organization already (over 100 billion of participants), the opening of the Helsinki office-refuge will become one of the first steps to form the Dead International.
Max Evstropov
Russia
Pavlo Grazhdanskij
A videowork reflects on the shelters difference, psychic and physical, while reflecting on living shelters of Kharkov's microdistricts in the absence of real, protected air-red shelters but school and house basements, cellars. Are we still rescued, or not yet?

Pavlo Grazhdanskij
Ukraine / Russia
Mikhail Zaikanov
ESCAPE
Videos of catastrophs are among the most popular on youtube. which is no wonder considering that each viewer can see the disaster throug the eyes of a whitness, experience fear and live it through, in some sort. The witness himself usually shoots untill the very last moment he can stay out of direct danger. Often he doesn't shut down the camera when the danger is so near that he has to run. The camera continues shooting blurred, uncertain, chaotic footage, which is usually ignored by the youtube users who scroll it because consider this shots not informative. I've spent a lot of time collecting this very footages, for they are as nothing else capable of reminding us of our animal fears, wild and unexplainable as the image in this video.

Mikhail Zaikanov
Russia
Bianca Hlywa
THE IMAGE OF TIDE
Shelter as the constant place of return, a habituated tendency that maps and archives our movement in space. We go there, we go here, we're protected in our perpetual spin around life-the reality of our own materiality and its related ultimate demise is shunned from our view. Prim and proper, we aim at the infinite sublime utopia of white walls, sleek metal-glass, never moulding, never with any signs of age. The bunker stands in opposition to this 'ultimate' shelter in a way, because it coming into our mind is accompanied by a reminder of the fragility of our bodies in not only the outdoors but indeed in all shelters. We are reminded of our own mortality, our materiality, the blind, stupid repetition of habituated movements and concerns. So in response to the call I propose The Image of the Tide, which brings to the bunker a similar kind of re-focussing on our own material condition, caught in undying motion and repetition.

Bianca Hlywa
UK
Anastasya Kizilova
FOUND PROJECT
is an archive of unrealized artistic ideas, which the authors share for free so that others may realize them. The archive began in 2016 and since then is constantly replenished on a regular basis. At the moment, there are about 40 ideas in its archive. All projects are presented anonymously so that everyone may freely choose an idea for themselves to realize. From the moment of its launching to the present day, The FOUND PROJECT archive has visited the cities of Yekaterinburg, Minsk, Moscow, Berlin and Helsinki. In each new city the Project expanded thanks to implemented ideas, objects and interviews with those wishing to take part in the donation of intellectual property. Finally, The FOUND PROJECT remained as an independent art practice in several of listed cities.
Anastasya Kizilova
Russia
Olesya Münd
CONSERVATION OF SENSES

A series of conserved objects in a colloidal solution of gelatin represents the people's state as a reaction to World's hostilities.
Today, the state of emergency has also penetrated into virtuality. Social networks, which were originally associated with freedom of speech and expression, turned into tools for monitoring and tracking people.
Now, it's time to find a safe place. To stay alive, we need to transform ourselves mentally and physically into a more compact state by preserving and stabilizing. At the moment of danger, I conserved human senses and mental functions in solution of gelatin to protect them from a threat of external influences and increase the life expectancy.
Olesya Münd
Aliaxey Talstou
The installation Planes over the city is a field recording conducted at the outskirts of Minsk during the parade on Independence Day of Republic of Belarus. The morning of the holiday at the calm district of private houses disturbed by the howl of air machines that headed downtown for celebrations. Military action collides
with peaceful life of the neighborhood.
Aliaxey Talstou
Belarus
Artyom Tarasov
BABYLON
"Babylon" is a kinetic installation, first presented at the exhibition in catacombs of St. Anne's Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg. Rhythmic sound pattern is created by four strings in contact with the movable part of the installation. From a musical point of view, the installation is an object with an unfixed tuning system. Sound modulation can occur in real time by controlling the tuning pegs on two panels mounted directly into the wall of the exposure room. At the same time, the static, constant sound of the object, the rhythm of which is designed to cause a meditative effect, is also full-fledged.

Artyom Tarasov
The Pool
The POOL is a collaborative production of Lasse Vairio, Lauri Elstelä, Teo Tornberg and Tomasz Sekular. The film was produced with a discursive method of filmmaking where the film is not based on a rigid script written by a screenwriter or a single creator, but rather a discussion between multiple filmmakers, each with their own expertise and creative input. The group consists of Helsinki based visual artists who all primarily work with moving image. The POOL is a hand-developed film shot on 16mm filmstock with ARRI SR2.
Lasse Vairio
Lauri Elstelä
Teo Tornberg
Tomasz Sekular
Natalia Tikhonova
TECHNOLOGIES OF PRESENCE

Since the beginning of civilization, humans develop technologies and devices to protect their territory. Most of them are not aimed to resist the invasion actually, but emphasizes the occupied territory and show the human's presence. The project studies the phenomenon of visualization of means of imitating human life for the aims of protection the territory and uses its material culture.

Natalia Tikhonova
Russia
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