Thesis Info

Thesis Title
Languages of Russian and Chinese narrative video art
Victoria Marchenkova
2nd Author
3rd Author
PhD in arts
Number of Pages
Thesis Supervisor
Kolotaev, Vladimir Alexeevich
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Language(s) of Thesis
Department / Discipline
TV-, film and other Screen arts
Languages Familiar to Author
Russian, English
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video art, contemporary art, Chinese art, Russian art, media, cross-cultural analysis, post-socialism, narrative
Abstract: 200-500 words
1. Narrative in video art defined through directions in contemporary art and structures of modern and postmodern literature. By-turn video as medium has had an influence on narrative structures. 2. To analyze narrative video art pieces researcher needs to synthesize strategies of contemporary art' interpretation and film semiotics. 3.Moscow Conceptualism and Neoacademism had had and influence on language of Russia narrative video art. Russian narrative video art mostly refers to the world heritage. 4. The language of Chinese narrative video art connected with iconography of social realism, mass and traditional cultures. The Chinese narrative video art appeal to understanding of large audience. 5. Image of new subject appearing on the wave of political and socio-cultural changes of the end of 1980-s formed in the Russian and Chinese narrative video art. The PhD candidate singled out two strategies in the Russian video art. The first is connected with dissolving in social context, subjects express themselves in their aesthetic choices. The second bases on all-inclusive strategy, journeys between fluxes, a lot of different aesthetics in one video. The Chinese artists interested in showing of contradictions between individual wishes and social system after political reforms.