Date of Visit
24 to 28 October
Goal of the visit
Egor Kraft visits the Netherlands for Impakt Festival 2018 (24-28 October) where his installation Air Kiss is programmed. Air Kiss is a film and research project portraying a scenario where citizenship is a digital membership – and ownership – to a collectivized system in which governance is exercised by an artificial intelligence (AI). The project explores the social, political and aesthetic repercussions of algorithmic decision-making executed based on citizens’ location and behaviour. It takes a critical standpoint towards a future society –neither a dystopia nor a utopia– where state and corporate governance is rendered obsolete through a collectively owned and globally distributed neural networks which provides state functions as a virtual service. Kraft visits the Netherlands through the Open Call of Het Nieuwe Instituut’s International Visitors Programme.
Interdisciplinary artist Egor Kraft (Russia) currently lives and works in Moscow, Vienna and Berlin. Having acquired his basic education in Fine Arts in Swedish foundation Art School Gerlesborgsskolan, he continued studies in Arts & Digital Media at the Moscow Rodchenko Art School (BA), The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (MA), followed by an Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London (MA scholarshipand) and lastly ‘The New Normal’ Postgraduate research programme at Strelka Institute in Moscow. He participated in The 5th and 2nd Moscow International Biennials for Young Art, 1st Ukranian Biennale ‘Arsenale’, Manifesta 10, Parallel Vienna and international exhibitions, screenings and festivals across Australia, Europe, South America, US and the UK.