#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Last weekend, the first all-russian competition of media art Country of Light was held in St. Petersburg. Among the ten finalists – a total of 78 applications from all over Russia – was the Taimyr Mew Studio team of a former Norilsk resident Nikita Baranov.
In their mapping performance, the guys talked about the peninsula tribes, the metallurgy development, the price people pay for the development of the Arctic, what one of the world’s northernmost cities used to be and how it has changed.
The winners were determined by the audience by voting online. The story of the North was liked by 1553 viewers, the second place was taken by creative people from Sahalin – 1361, the third place was taken by the artists from Kirov – 1313 votes.
“We were happy to participate, initially we counted just on a simple performance – to show our creative project. But we never expected that we could win. It’s very nice, we are very happy that our work could touch people. I hope this victory will allow us to do more creative projects, I have been nurturing the idea of a cartoon for a long time and hope that in the near future we will be able to implement it”, said Nikita Baranov, leader of the Taimyr team.
The winners of the competition will receive one million rubles, for the second place – 600 thousand, and for the third – 400 thousand rubles.
Earlier, the Taimyr medium was among the winners of the all-russian competition SMIrotvorets.
Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: the Country of Light festival organizers and the personal archive of Nikita Baranov