Marina Rubin

Marina Rubin was born in the small town of Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in the former Soviet Union. Her family immigrated to United States in 1989 seeking asylum. Her first chapbook Ode to Hotels (2002) was followed by Once (2004) and Logic (2007). Her work had appeared in over seventy magazines and anthologies including 13th Warrior Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Dos Passos Review, 5AM, Nano Fiction, Coal City, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Jewish Currents, Lillith, Pearl, Poet Lore, Skidrow Penthouse, The Portland Review, The Worcester Review and many more. She is an associate editor of Mudfish, the Tribeca literary and art magazine. Her work was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2007 and again in 2012. She is a 2013 recipient of the COJECO Blueprint Fellowship. Her fourth book, a collection of flash fiction stories Stealing Cherries was released in October 2013 from Manic D Press and is available on Amazon, B&N and other booksellers nationwide.

POTPOURRI (from Stealing Cherries)
we heard about the beach on the other side of the resort, the sign prohibiting all photographs, the mandate to remove clothing at the gate within thirty seconds, or leave immediately. the nudists, we were not like those people, polite and proper we stayed on the prude beach in our bathing suits, discussing politics and the importance of potpourri. by sundown we knew that there would always be just the two of us on this deserted island, as if in the aftermath of a catastrophe, we were the only remaining humans. somewhere out there, hundreds and hundreds of people sporting nothing but sunscreen, sunglasses, sombreros played volleyball, water badminton, ping pong in pairs, legs, arms, balls, breasts, some silicon, some drooping, swinging in a liberated dance of limbs, a return to ancestral truths. we spat on our principles, we embraced those people, we became those people, for the next eight days we wore nakedness, like a luxurious Burberry coat. when it was over, stranded at the Montego Bay airport it pinched our eyes to see all those fully dressed people, and every inseam, every cross-stitch felt like a cut of a blade, fabric, like sandpaper

THE LEFT LEG (from Logic)
on the stone steps
behind the seaport
where three bridges
converged into one,
he pulled my left leg
in a big black boot
over his knee & said
that he doesn’t care
for poetry, bagels or
scallions, or the rain
in Boston where he wasn’t tonight, or the twelve million years
that needed to be understood in order to understand a minute,
but why would one need a minute when he could have twelve
million years, that none of it ever mattered, he only loved
this left leg in this big black boot

They (from Ode to Hotels)
In every can of fruit cocktail with diced apricots, pears and pineapples, bows of apples and nets of gooseberries soaked in sweet sauce, there is always that one plump crimson cherry with an unexpected robust bone inside, forgotten, frightened, frantic, foolishly in love.


Anya Roz

Anya Roz (aka Anya Rozhdestvenskaya) is an artist and photographer residing in New York on the Spanish side of Harlem. She was born and raised in Moscow in an eclectic family of artists. Studied design at the Pratt Institute in New York, but later focused on painting and photography as the main pursuits. In the past couple of years her work appeared in various New York venues, including the Ico Gallery (Chelsea), Set Gallery (Brooklyn), Art in Flux (Harlem), and 287 Spring.
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Anton Vitkovskiy

I’m a Graphic Designer and Artist living in new York. I moved to US 12 years ago. My fine art style is post-expressionism.

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Andrey Tsers

Artist Statement: Stylization is one of the most exciting aspects of a creative process. It connects one’s first impression of the world around with a subsequent expression about this experience. Results of such an individual interpretation sometimes can be powerful enough to convince the others, and inspire nations to use them for centuries. Concept of the language is a good example of this stylization when various symbols are supposed to represent different meanings. Any given language can express these meanings with numerous medias, such as: sound, color, gesture, line, etc. Each media has its own initially limited number of primary elements; however, their further combinations are infinite. Geometry is another example for concept of stylization which serves the purpose of visualizing a space-time relationship between different events. Geometrical shapes can help one to simplify and organize any complicated perceptions of changing reality.
All my projects are united by the same conceptual subject matter, which is expressed by looking at three primary forms: the square, triangle and circle. Although the concept is general, it is broken into specific series, which are dedicated to certain aspects of relationship between these forms. These primary forms represent three beginnings of a visual language. Their conjunction produces an infinite number of characters. Once selected characters are put together in a certain arrangement, they create unified images, which can be seen as a pure abstraction, or have reference to something more representational. The impression, with which one may be left comparing a likeness of three primary forms, in combination, and letters from alphabet, may elicit an infinite array of visual dramas. Each combination is not simply an intellectual exercise. All of them meant to be calligraphic and poetic.
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Kate Balandina

Kate, a native of Odessa, Ukraine, graduated from the NYU Film Department and is currently a film director and producer. She believes that art brings people together and exposes the beauty of people like nothing else in the world. To foster those beliefs she is dedicating herself to the art of video.


Sofy Yuditskaya

Sofy Yuditskaya (@horusVacui) is a non-disciplinary researcher and practitioner, examining the nature of human actions in relationship to their fragmented digital representations. Her practice weaves together a variety of performance types, including musical performance with her own transmission based instruments, the uttered word, interactive dance, techno-futuristic occult rituals, and a variety of site specific social experiments.

Color Mapping/Depth Mapping Glitchtopia (2 min)

Perverted Pet Peace (2 min)
Live video performance with with Maria Joao Salema in white gloves and magic wand, pushing toy bugs. Performed at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn as part of Work Hard, Party Harder 2012

Point, Line, Surface (2 min)
Made at Art Hack Day at 319 Scholes. Point Line Surface is an interactive multichannel audio and video installation that allows participants to create a dynamic environment representative of how machines see the world, iteratively through scan lines. This is achieved by distorting both the video and audio using techniques such as granular synthesis and scan line filters.


Dasha Ziborova

Dasha Ziborova is a Children’s Books Illustrator. She has “Crispin the Terrible” and “In English, of Course” along her list. “The Numbers Dance” book is scheduled for publishing next fall. Dasha’s works has been reviewed in Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, and it was mentioned in The New York Times Metro Section. Her last book was also on the PBS recommended list.
She have been working with such publishers as Callaway Editions and Gingerbread House.
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Tatiana Kochkareva

With powerful vocals and intricate arrangements, Tatiana Kochkareva’s intelligent indie-rock is both dynamic and haunting; a result of her early classical and jazz training mixed with her love of rock music greats like Pink Floyd and Queen. A Moscow native with a passionate voice evoking comparisons to Nina Simone, Kochkareva will release her third album, Infinity, on April 19, 2012.

Brooklyn Academy of Music says Kochkareva’s “voice eschews indie preciousness for richer timbres, bringing a worldly depth to songs about everything from personal triumph and tragedy to social graces and dreams.”


Yuliya Lanina

Yuliya Lanina is a Russian-born American multimedia artist. In her work she creates surreal worlds, fueled by fantasy, femininity, and humor. She has exhibited extensively both nationally and abroad. Her work has been displayed at the Seoul Art Museum, SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, 798 Beijing Biennial 2009, Seoul International Media Art Biennial 2008, KunstFilmBienalle 2007, and more.
Lanina’s most recent solo shows include NY Studio Gallery (NYC, USA), Patrick Heide Contemporary Art Gallery (London, UK), Elements Art Gallery (Perth, Australia), Sara Nightingale Gallery (Sag Harbor, New York, USA), Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery (New York, USA).
Yuliya’s work was featured in many publications, including NYTimes, NYArts Magazine, Bloomberg News, Snob, Brooklyn Rail, and others. She is a recipient of numerous awards and scholarships.
Song by Mike Doughty. 3 min 53 sec. 2011
Dodo-Valse. Stop motion animation. Music by Yevgeniy Sharlat, 4 min 4 sec. 2010
Stop motion animation. Music by Yevgeniy Sharlat. 2 min 46 sec. 2010
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Sergey Voronin

Sergey Voronin was born in Moscow in 1974. He started painting and drawing at the age of 12. In 1998 Sergey graduated from Moscow University of Architecture and soon after returned to the university as a teacher. In addition to teaching, he was involved in fine art and interior design, and had a number of solo and group exhibits. In 2009 Sergey left Russia and moved to the United States. Here he continues working as an independent artist, designer, photographer and videographer. Together with Anya Rozhdestvenskaya they run a professional photo studio and a photo blog
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