Russian wireless provider Yota is set to bring the cream of the creative community to St Petersburg in December with the launch of the Yota Space Festival.
Running from December 5th-19th, the event will bring together the greatest contemporary digital artists in the world under one roof for the first time.
Globally recognised artists - ranging from Brian Eno to onedotzero - have chosen Yota Space to premier their inspirational work in Russia.
Eno comments: “As an art student my favourite period was Russian art of the early 20th Century, I lived in Russia in 1997 in St Petersburg and I’ve always felt a very strong connection with Russian Culture.
“I’m thrilled to be coming back to exhibit my 77 Million Paintings instillation at Yota Space in December.
Yota Space will be housed in a 15,000 square metre building in the centre St Petersburg and features five floors of the world’s most innovative digital art.
Legendary music producer Brian Eno will be using HD LED Light alongside Chris Levine who will bring his Alright Now instillation which projects images on to guests’ peripheral vision.
Meanwhile Jason Bruges will be previewing Pea Soupa, while United Visual Artists, Musion, VideoFabrika, MSA Visuals and onedotzero will also perform.
Installations will range from holographic 3D paintings to illuminated objects, laser sculptures and interactive light spaces.
Still from Advanced Beauty by Peppermelon which will be screened at Yota Space Festival
The two-week event will be launched on the December 5th with a multi-media party headlined by Grammy award nominated British electronic band Hot Chip.
They will be joined by up-and-coming, Masters of Skweee and SCSI-9.
Yota has curated the event itself as a way to ensure that it stays at the cutting edge of contemporary culture and cultivates the creativity that sits at the heart of the brand.
“Yota Space has been created as part of our mission to transform people’s lives by giving them access to new ideas from across the globe,” explained Yota chief executive Dennis Sverdlov.
“Yota aims to be a company that inspires, so we’ve invested in bringing together some of the most inspirational people in the world for this event.
“We hope the people of St Petersburg enjoy what promises to be one of the most unique events that Europe has seen this year.”
Between December 6th and 11th, Yota Space will also offer a series of educational programmes from a one-day onedotzero new creators conference and lectures to workshops and master classes, designed to inspire young video artists and animators with the latest advances in digital art.
Open from 12:00 22:00 each day, Yota Space is set to attract more than 40,000 people during the two-week period, and will give visitors the opportunity to touch, explore and interact with the world’s most exciting multimedia art - all within the setting of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
To buy tickets please visit the website.