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VIRTUAL BODY OF GOD

VIRTUAL BODY OF GOD

US Premiere

Director: Andrej & Julia Velikanov

Russia, 1999, 6 min

Shooting Format:mjpeg

Festival Year:2000

Category:Experimental

Email:velikanov AT altavista.net

Web:velikanov.ru

Synopsis

"Virtual Body of God" begins from a series of poems written as prayers to God in the form of contemporary advertising. The body of God has been dispersed into a thousand fragments that can be purchased on the market. Selling something beyond themselves that promises to comfort the soul, tampons, chewing gum, and detergent have become the new center of the universe. Searching for something sacred, the anguished individual can only find the banal-sublime products of mass culture.

About the director

Andrej Velikanov: graduated from graduated from Moscow Physics Engineering Institute (1977) and Moscow Polygraphic Academy (art faculty, 1989). He works currently in Moscow (poetry, graphic, design, performance, videoart, netart) - Julia Velikanov: student of the Moscow Architectural Institute, she works in Moscow (design, videoart, netart).

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