Yota Space Festival – New digital and music arts festival in St Petersburg

Yota, the wireless broadband Internet company from Russia, is bringing the cream of the world’s best visual and music artists to St Petersburg for the very first time this December.  A handpicked line-up of cutting edge artists has been invited to showcase their unique talents at the inaugural Yota Space Festival from 5th – 19th December.

Yota has broken new ground by bringing together the world’s greatest contemporary digital artists under one roof for the first time. Highlighting Yota’s increasing cultural profile, global artists ranging from Brian Eno to onedotzero have chosen Yota Space to premier their inspirational work in Russia.

Brian Eno comments, “As an art student my favorite 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 sqm 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 is bringing his “Alright Now” instillation which projects images on to your peripheral vision, Jason Bruges will be previewing “Pea Soupa”, United Visual Artists, Musion, VideoFabrika, MSA Visuals and onedotzero.  Installations will range from holographic 3D paintings to illuminated objects, laser sculptures and interactive light spaces.

The two-week event will be launched on the 5th December 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.  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’ explains Dennis Sverdlov, Yota CEO.

Between 6th and 11th December, 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. A ‘Talent Zone’ will be created as a platform for displaying the work of young artists who will also be offered the chance to join a Yota initiated academic programme.

Open from 12pm to 10pm 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.

Further details: space.yota.ru