Video (DVD), 10 minutes
Courtesy of the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Julia Milner is the youngest participant in the project. Her artistic strategy keenly and precisely reflects the rapid changes in our technogenic world. Five years ago she began working with mobilography: photos taken with a mobile phone that she decorates and transforms with childlike spontaneity to produce vivid, expressive images.
Her internet project “Click I Hope” was exhibited in the Russian Pavilion for the 52nd Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2007.
In her video project “Universe” Julia Milner uses scientific photographs of space galaxies, circular nebulas, lunar eclipses, sun spots, solar wind, etc., created by researchers and astronomers using highly complex equipment and accompanied by their descriptions in a scholarly yet metaphorical and poetic language. But through these cosmic landscapes you suddenly see totemic symbols representing the eternal femininity of the Universe. The dynamics of gender alterations that also occur in the process of art lead to a change of accent, from male totem symbols to female elementals. The artist turns her project into an amusing yet serious game.
1981 born in Novosibirsk, Russia
Lives and works in Moscow.
Selected Personal Exhibitions:
2008 Julia Milner. Click I Hope. Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Universe. VII International Month of Photography “Photobiennale-2008”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2007 Click I Hope (net-art). 52nd Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art, Russian Pavilion, Venice, Italy
Mobile Starz. Moscow International Festival “Fashion & Style in Photography”, Zurab Tsereteli Fine Arts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Interaction (100 self-portraits). 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lenin Museum, Moscow, Russia
2006 Wild Fruits. VI International Month of Photography in Moscow “Photobiennale-2006”, Moscow Center of the Arts, Moscow, Russia
2005 Mobilography. Moscow Interational Festival “Fashion & Style in Photography”, Zurab Tsereteli Fine Arts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
The Cherry Orchard (with Vladimir Klavikho-Telepnev). James Gallery, Moscow, Russia