Open school MediaArtLab is an innovative project for Russia to prepare new generation of contemporary artists and curators. The backbone of the education is a cross-disciplinary approach with practical, exploratory nature.
Open school MediaArtLab is a kind of laboratory, flexible structure, which comprises intensive theoretical and practical work with up-to-date ideas, issues, and projects in the field of modern media culture. The work of the faculty is organized around some topic divergent for each group of students. The major of educational and research work are visual, performative and audio practices as well as projects at the junction of science and art.
Our main goal is to investigate theoretical, technological, and conceptual aspects of contemporary visual and media culture. This knowledge can be applied by students during the preparation of their personal and group projects.
The most important part of the education is realization of students’ projects with its intervention into city life, mass media, and the Internet, as well as inclusion into exhibition projects by MediaArtLab and other Russian and foreign institutions.
Subject 2013–2015: «Visual experiment»
Open school Manege/MediaArtLab was a collaborative project by MediaArtLab and Moscow Manege. The main subject of the first School programme was «Visual experiment». Course was dedicated to issues of moving image and new visuality.
Programme consisted of three parts: