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CATBOOM ! КОТОБУМ !

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CATBOOM ! (КОТОБУМ !) - video installation, performance, 2013 Group of authors: Director: Nieto Art Directors: Claire Pedot, Marie-Lou Chabert Cameramen: Vladimir Boykov, Evgeny Khromov Animation: Ekaterina Anikona, Alexanra Balazh, Sergey Dragunov, Natlia Gabis, Alexandra Kakora, Olga Korshunova, Olga Mishina, Ildar Yakubov Decoration set: Maria Varakhalina, Tatyana Grinevich, Anna Martinenko, Natalia Polyakova, Vasiliy Trushin, Irina Chernokozova, Maria Piotrovskaya Casting: Praskovia Shishkoyedova Starring (cats): Zarathustra, Ryzhik, Butch, Dusia, Hemmingway, Duchesse, Baby Miu, Olivia, Businka-Sharmanka, Aunt Mary, Eric, Loochick, Cleopatra, Macoto, Teddy, Mauritius, Marcus, Brava Do Familly Stars, Trotting Track Anabel, Mitja, Katé, Zabava, Musja-Pusja, Hummer, Kesha, Fenya, Tasya, Tiamo, Charlita Sanchitos, Chaplin, Advocate, Marquise, Poozia, Milick, Bagheera Coordinator: Daria Demchenko Production: Teresa Longo Creative Producer: Svetlana Petrova Produced by: Multivision Festival «Catboom!» is artistic investigation of the phenomenon of cats' popularity in the Internet. A pillar of modern Internet culture, the cat became it's totemic animal. It dwells in the Net in millions of shapes and faces -- pictures, animated GIF's, videos. «Catboom!» is an eclectic and complex sculpture covered with mosaics of changing cat images, it hypnotizes the viewer with magic of this mysterious creature, deified by ancient Egyptians (forefathers of mathematics) and becoming again the object of worshiping in our digital age. In order to attract cat performers for «Catboom» Multivision Festival launched a casting viral campaign, with over 1000 of Saint-Petersburg cats participating, including some spectacular feline personas: Zarathustra the Cat (http://fatcatart.ru), residents of Cats Republic, the St-Petersburg branch of «Cats Museum», along with the Hermitage cats. 36 cats were finally selected. Result of 25 humans and 36 cat's joint efforts, «Сatboom!» is a collective portrait of cats and humans in cultural context of precise place and time -- St.Petersburg, Russia 2013. Not only the result is important in that work: making-of process is a performance investigating creativity in the age of viral reality. More about: www.multivision.ru