Humanizing Art & Technology

Andrey Chugunov

Russia

Andrey Chugunov

Russia

Biography

Andrey works with digital and analogue media, installations, generative graphics, sound, technological sculpture and media performances. He researches topics of mortality, temporality, autonomy, and memory decay in his artworks. Andrey won the “New Faces” award in the Art division in the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival in 2018. He is a nominee of the Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award for 2018 as part of 4g art group in the category “Art in Public Space”. He is the winner of the Art of Neuroscience contest and Niio x AI Art Prizes nominee as part of pt9 art group in 2019. He received an engineering education in the field of alternative and renewable energy sources in 2008-2013 at the Ural Federal University. He participated in the Laboratory of a young artist in the Ural branch of the State Center for Contemporary Art in 2018. He gets a master’s degree in Digital art at the Far Eastern Federal University from 2018 to 2020. Andrey was born in Sverdlovsk (currently Yekaterinburg) in 1991. At the moment, he lives and works in Yekaterinburg.

 

ARTWORK

The perfect sync
Installation

A media installation with 14 channels represents the synchronized life cycles of 14 neutron stars (pulsars) that were included in the Pulsar Map in the records of the Pioneer and Voyager spacecrafts. It creates a space experience of coexistence between people and stars, it updates themes of time relativity and temporal changes. The installation sums up enormous cosmic scales of time and space to a human dimension that can be understood. A mathematical model was created from the physical evolution of these neutron stars, based on data and astrophysic research. The changes in physic parameters in the model affect the synthesis parameters of sound, and they represent the deceleration of the rotation of the neutron star during evolution.

Link to artwork:

https://vimeo.com/439839779