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DOI: 10.30628/1994-9529-17.3-211-229

Olga A. Lavrenova
D.Sc. (Philosophy), Cand.Sci. (Geography),
Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts,
Leading Researcher at the Department of Cultural Studies,
the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of
the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Nakhimovsky prospekt, 51/21, 117997, Moscow;
Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages and Communication
the National University of Science and Technology MISIS,
Leninsky prospekt, 4, 119049, Moscow;
Professor at the Department of Theory and History of Culture,
GITR Film and Television School,
Khoroshevskoe sh. 32, 123007, Moscow;
ResearcherID: AAK-6407-2020
ORCID: 0000-0003-4916-0622
e-mail: olgalavr@mail.ru

For citation
Lavrenova O.A. Visual Images of Space. Review of the Geography of Art VII International Conference. The Art and Science of Television. 2021. 17 (3), pp. 211–229. https://doi.org/10.30628/1994-9529-17.3-211-229

Visual Images of Space. Review of the Geography of Art  VII International Conference

Abstract. The Geography of Art International Scientific Conference has a long history. Geography of Art began in 1994 and was originally conceived as a purely publishing project. In 2009, the first conference was held under the auspices of the Likhachev Russian Research Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage and its director Yuri A. Vedenin. The topics at the conferences are traditionally very diverse, but the “protagonist” of all discussions, debates, and subsequent collections is invariably space, in all its guises, and its interaction with culture. The original subjects such as the geography of art schools and traditions and the placement of artifacts on the earth’s surface have over time been supplemented by conceptual questions of the construction of spatial images in painting, literature, and cinema. Over the past few years, the conference has been organized by the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of RAS, the Russian Academy of Arts, GITR Film and Television School, and the Russian State University for the Humanities. In 2021, for the first time, the conference was arranged in a hybrid format: some sessions were held in person at the Russian Academy of Arts and GITR, while some discussions were convened online. This made it possible to significantly expand the geography of our participants. An important topic was brought up—the possibility of generating images of space and transforming the spatial picture of the world by different types of art, including screen art, creating new meanings of places and regions. A separate section was devoted to the concepts of space and the corresponding images in digital media, cinematography and photography. The section discussed the peculiarities of national cinematography from the point of view of forming the country’s image, which can play a significant role in intercultural communication, and regional images created with the help of photography and IT-technology as an attractor in the formation of recreational flows. Among other things, the conference covered the specifics of space perception in the era of digitalization, the creation of representations, and spectacularity. A separate topic was the construction of narrative topoi within the framework of different versions of screen adaptations of the same work. All discussions complemented each other in creating a three-dimensional picture of spatial images by means of digital and screen arts, generating a modified reality supplemented by photo and film visualizations.
Keywords: Geography of Art Conference, film art, photo art, media, space