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beweistheorie I

The first part of the beweistheorie cycle explores turning points in culture in the beginning of the 20th century – modernism in art and foundational crisis in mathematics.

In spite of the different context of these events, they can be compared in terms of an impact to the basis of each field. As a result, art has significantly stepped forward by plenty of new directions but lost grounds of its definition and naming ("what is art"). At the same time similar questions arose, as it seemed, in the most defined field – mathematics. Trying to overcome paradoxes of set theory, mathematicians have developed different approaches to axiomatic systems what eventually made foundations of math uncertain and subjective.

Besides historical parallels, the work could be considered as an autonomous visual system. In this connection a key theme of the video could be described as a search for new methods of symbol construction transformed to rule systems.

  • Artem Tarkhanov
  • Artem Tarkhanov
  • Artem Tarkhanov
  • Anastasiya Sovashchenko
  • Artem Tarkhanov
    Key Cast
  • Andrey Nikolaev
    Director of Photography
  • Andrey Nikolaev
    Color, CG
  • Gianclaudio Hashem Moniri, "Libra", (c) Stroboscopic Artefacts
  • Joe McBride, "Greyscale", (c) Houndstooth
  • Liam Blackburn, "Greyscale", (c) Houndstooth
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 24, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Phantom Flex 4K
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Artem Tarkhanov

Artem Tarkhanov (b. 1986) works in Moscow, studies at Institute of Contemporary Art Moscow and graduated from Moscow State Technical University n.a. Bauman. Key aesthetic concepts have close connection with artistic tradition of M.C.Escher and conceptual art. Fusing different methods of art and math research, artist explores nature of discovery and relations between number, sign and image.

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Director Statement

- Aesthetics of formal systems (mathematics, logic, discrete games)
- Properties of a rigorous abstract object in the role of an artwork
- Paths to a contradiction, infinity, undecidable propositions
- Nature of curiosity