Art and art exhibitions expand successfully into the digital environment. In view of the possibilities arising, the idea of a virtual residence for artists from all over the world was born. Creative participation from afar is to become an integral and equal part of the program at the Kunsthalle Darmstadt.
Since December 2020, the first Artist in Virtual Residence Anastasiia Belousova has been exhibiting at the digital space of the Kunsthalle on Instagram and YouTube. Her animations and videos, conceived from the start as net art, aphoristically respond to our time. With subtle humour, she addresses topics such as chance and alienation by using diverse moving image techniques. Often gloomy and mysterious, her works also bring social and political problems into focus.
From December 3rd, 2021 to January 9th, 2022, Anastasiia Belousova will present all of the videos together with a wall installation ‹Heartbeats› in the foyer of the Kunsthalle. Regarding the videos, she explains: «The works in this collection are dedicated to reflecting on the outside world, which was inaccessible during the pandemic. They are my own reflections on the world around us. How I see and imagine the outside world from the perspective of isolation. Or a diary of feelings during isolation. Each month's video is a little imaginary world that doesn't want to be like another month's world. Each video has its own research question, story, and audiovisual language because I tried to vary my daily life while being locked up.»
‹Heartbeats› is a multimedia wall work created by Anastasiia Belousova at the end of her virtual residence for the presentation, which charmingly links the analogue Kunsthalle Darmstadt with the artist's website.
All works produced by Anastasiia Belousova for the Kunsthalle Darmstadt are also listed in our media centre.
Anastasiia Belousova (* 1992) is a media artist from Saint Petersburg, Russia. She has a bachelor’s degree from the Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design. On a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service, she is currently studying for a master’ degree from the International Media Culture Work (IMC) program at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt.