Private Project

Orange Dreaming

I would describe this “dream state” as an experience of a person who is seeing or passing by urban structures, and then suddenly finds himself or herself having a dinner at Asian restaurant, and at the same time is feeling a bit tired or unwell along the way. When it comes to sleeping time, all visual images are transformed and mixed up into colorful and sometimes painful dreams.

  • Evguenia Men
  • Evguenia Men
  • Evguenia Men
  • Natalie Kornetova
    Key Cast
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    Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
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    7 minutes 56 seconds
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  • FleXiff Experimental International film festival 2013 Australia - Official Selection
    Sydney Australia
    August 18, 2013
    Australian Premiere
  • Wordless International film festival 2013 Australia - Official Selection;
  • Women Media Art and Film Festival 2013 Australia - Official Selection

    festival's on line winner
  • AVIFF Cannes 2014 – Official Selection
    Cannes France,
    May 19, 2014
  • Fringe Arts Bath Festival - Magic Lantern, shortlisted, UK, June 2015
  • Ozark Shorts - Monthly Film Screening Series, official selection, USA 2016June
Director Biography - Evguenia Men

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia
1979-1983 Junior Artist, Junior Art College, St. Petersburg, Russia
1984-1989 Master degree in Chemistry, St. Petersburg State University
1993-1997 Bachelor degree in Film Directing, St. Petersburg Institute of Cinematography and Television
2000 Selected Group Exhibition, Brisbane Institute of Art.
2000 Solo Exhibition, Thompson Hannah Lawyers, Brisbane Club Tower, 241 Adelaide St., Brisbane
2000 “Intimate World of Objects”, Solo Exhibition, Gallery 4017, Brisbane
2001 “Sets”, Solo Exhibition, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
2004 Solo Exhibition, EIB Gallery, Wynnum, Brisbane
2005 Group Exhibition, Ascot Art Gallery, Brisbane
2005 May-June, Solo Exhibition, Ascot Art Gallery, Brisbane
2005 August, invited to exhibit and to be represented by the Agora Gallery, New York, USA
2005 November, finalist, Global Art Movement Competition, London, UK
2005 December, “Smile”, Group Exhibition, Ascot Art Gallery
2006 March, Group Exhibition, Grand Opening of RM galleries at Palma Rosa, Hamilton, Brisbane
2006 April, “Little Structures”, group exhibition at EIB gallery, Wynnum
2006 May, “Geometry in Color”, Solo Exhibition at RM galleries, Palma Rosa
2006 September, St Sebastian Art Spring Exhibition, Brisbane
2006 October, invited to exhibit at Florence Biennale 2007, Italy
2006 November, finalist of Medial Museum Biennale 2007, London, UK
2006 November, Group Exhibition at RM galleries, Palma Rosa
2006 December, participant of the GA 2006 International Art Conference, Milan, Italy
2007 January, Featured Artist at
2007 February, Group Exhibition at RM galleries at Palma Rosa, Hamilton
2007 March, Honorable award at Medial Museum Biennale 2007, London, UK
2007 May, The Collectors’ Exhibition, Steps Gallery 62, Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne
2007 May - June “Bright and Contemporary” at “Tongue N Groove” restaurant, West End, Brisbane
2007 July, new works at RM galleries at Palma Rosa, Brisbane
2007 September, Warwick Art prize exhibition, Warwick Art Gallery, QLD
2007 December, artworks at International Art Conference (generative art) Milan, Italy
2008 January, Art Auction at Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2008 January, Featured Artist on, New York
Featured Artist on, France
Interview on
2008 March, international group exhibition at Galleria Poliedro Trieste, Italy
2008 May - June, Solo Exhibition “TRANSFORMATION OF HUMDRUM” at the Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne
2008 August - September, “Presence of Mind”, international exhibition with L’AGENZIA DI ARTE at Galeria Atlantica, Viamoura, Portugal
2008 October - November, 14th international exhibition of L’AGENZIA DI ARTE at Artes Plasticas de Vendas Novas, Portugal
2008 November, art exhibition “600-years of Chateau des Reaux”, Chateau des Reaux, France

2009 - March, bushfire charity auction, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
March, a finalist of International Art Competition, X-Power Gallery Beverly Hills, LA, USA
April, International Art Exhibition/ finalists, X Power gallery Beverly Hills, California, USA
2009 September/October – International Art Exhibition “Russian Art Week” , Moscow, Saint-Petersburg Russia
2nd price in “genre” painting competition.
2009 = November 17 – 23, International art exhibition “Ukrainian Art Week”, Kiev , Ukraine
2010- January/February, featured images from photography projects on
2010-February, winner of art contest ”Valentine’s Day” on
2010 – April 19 -25, International Art Exhibition “Russian Art Week”, Moscow Russia
2010- June 14-20, International Art Competition ”Slovakian Art Week”, 2nd place in “Experimental painting”, Bratislava, Slovakia
2010 – June 21-28, International mail exhibition “Human , Music, Colour” at Syntagma Square Athens, Greece
2010 – July19-31, International exhibition VIRION 2010, QUT and Brisbane area, Australia
2010 – July5-11, “Saint-Petersburg Artweek” Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2010 – August 22, “Unwrap Your Mind”, international print exhibition, Hong Kong
2010 – November 2-14, international mail exhibition”Human, Colour, Music” at New Town Hall Thessaloniki, Greece
2010 – November 9-26, finalists exhibition of International Art Competition ”ArtPreview” at”Kino”gallery, Moscow Russia, special recognition by jury in painting and digital art.
2011 – June 14 – July 4, digital art exhibition “PostRealizm.Version1” at “Black Dog Gallery”, Moscow Russia, awarded by a Diploma for “ Contribution to Russian Culture” by a President of Creative Union Of Russian Artists
2011 – November 7 -10, a finalists exhibition of International Art Competition of Modern Art( At the Zurab Ceretelli Gallery, Moscow Russia
2011-December(16.12.2011-10.01.2011) Russian-australian project”Time and Memory”,Black Dog Gallery, Moscow
2012 – January(10.01.2012 – 31.01.2012) project “Time and Memory”, Chocolate Factory, Moscow
2012 – February(01.02.2012 – 29.02.20120 PROJECT “Time and Memory” Naberezhnaya Tower, Moscow
2012 – November – a finalist of Art Preview international Art Competition, Vernadskii Museum, Moscow, Russia
2013 – June, group exhibition” L’AGENZIA DI ARTE with Love”, Santa Rocha Museum, Portugal
2013 – August, group exhibition” L’AGENZIA DI ARTE with Love’, Madeira Island Cultural Centre, Portugal
2013 – September 20-22, “Orange Dreaming” art film , official selection and Opening Night at FleXiff International Film Festival 2013, Sydney, Australia
2013 – November 23-24 “Orange Dreaming” film, official selection at 5th Wordless International Film Festival Sydney, Australia
2014 January Art Preview International Art Competition – finalists exhibition, Black Dog Gallery, Moscow Russia
DolmatConnell & Partners, Inc., Boston, USA;
Chateau des Reaux, public gallery, Chouze sur Loire, France

Private collections : Russia; USA; Australia; Sweden.; Canada ;UK, Greece, Italy, Portugal

One Day of Actor’s Life, 1995, 35 mm, b/w, 10 min, Saint Petersburg, Russia
International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation, 1995, video, 30 min, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Orange of the Sculptor, 1996, 35 mm, color, 5 min, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Corrosive Materials, 1997, video program, Knoxville Television, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Mosaic Hills of East Tennessee, 1998, video, 20 min, Tennessee, USA
Orange Dreaming, 2013, digital video, 8 min. Brisbane, Australia
FleXiff Experimental International film festival 2013 Australia - Official Selection;
Wordless International film festival 2013 Australia - Official Selection;
Women Media Art and Film Festival 2013 Australia - Official Selection
On line winner
AVIFF Cannes 2014 – Official Selection
November 2014 -Jury’s member for Wordless International Film Festival, Sydney Australia
White Hot Black, 2013,video art, 3min. Brisbane, Australia
Conflict, 09.2014, art film , 3 min., Australia
Rainy Red, 11.2015, 7min., Australia

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Director Statement

When is it possible to touch beloved objects? Coming really close to them is the answer… As close as possible!
Close-up means the possibility of touching. As a result of touching comes knowledge and possession.
Seeing an object from a distance does not give the possibility of touching it. Therefore it is impossible to know it and possess it. Technically, only close-ups allow us to see things from the shortest distance or from no distance at all.

To love objects means to touch objects. Because physically ‘touching’ means ‘knowing’, touching gives knowledge of the objects. Passion for objects creates the feeling of wanting to touch everything I want to possess. The more things are created by people or nature, the stronger is the greed to possess. Because it is never enough!

STATEMENT ABOUT KNOWLEDGE (I love, I touch, therefore I know)
Objects are alive. Objects interact with each other. They penetrate into each other. Objects exchange colors, energies and lives. Only close-ups give the possibility of touching objects and feeling relationships between them. Close-up opens the opportunity of knowing the mystery of lives of the objects by getting deeply inside the interaction between them.
STATEMENT ABOUT POSSESSION (I love, I touch, I know, therefore I possess)
It is impossible to possess an object if I cannot keep it. It is impossible to possess all people I see, all nature I see, all the small and big objects I experience in their material existence. Moreover, it is not interesting. One loves something now, but one may lose the love later. The first time I see things, I fall in love, but I may lose my passion later (as it often happens with passionate people). To keep my feelings in eternity, I fix them spiritually in paintings, digital art and films. I fix my first-sight love straight on the canvas. Then, when I get bored with the objects, my painting has my energy, my feelings and my love. It means that I do possess the object spiritually and materially.