Denis Romanovski


STATUS - The Role Of The Artists In Changing Society

STATUS: The Role of the Artist in the Changing of Society. A bilateral exchange project 2018-2020. STATUS is a collective research project that brings together artists and cultural workers with a common goal to analyze the conditions of artistic practice and give visibility to the people who conduct it in today’s world. Moreover, it encourages them to see their political potential in initiating change.  

The STATUS project has been created by the joint coordination of Swedish and Belarusian partners: Konstepidemin in Gothenburg and gallery KX in Brest.  In this regard, the contexts in which the research is conducted are predominantly Belarusian and Swedish.

The STATUS online platform is a tool that makes produced knowledge visible and  available to the broader public and professionals. The content of the platform is a collection of contributions that have been created in the process of the STATUS project within the artistic research groups Hidden Life, Heritagization, and (non)work. The work of research groups, which have developed different topics under one general framework, will be realized over the duration of one year (2019 to 2020). The participants of the groups will  prepare contributions to be presented online and offline in various formats. STATUS platform is also a place for analytics, interviews, event reports, and inputs of other fellow professionals who work within the field and also research topics raised within STATUS in their independent practice.


PALS performance art links


PALS is a performance art platform based at Fylkingen in Stockholm.

Fylkingen is a venue and artists' society. Since its establishment in the 1930s, Fylkingen has been committed to experimental work in the contemporary performing arts. The organisation is made up of over 250 member artists from many disciplines who use the venue to develop and present new work.

The idea of linking is central to our work and therefore forms the festival title itself – PALS: Performance Art Links. The festival project is realized based on partnerships between artists, organizations, institutions and projects. PALS, acting as a platform for performance art, has realized two big festivalsand a number of different projects in other formats.

PALS commenced its activities in May 2011 with a performance event at Fylkingen in collaboration with Live Action Gothenburg. We showed three artists from China, Germany and the US.

In April 2012 we realized the first edition of PALS festival. The festival showed 23 artists from 13 different countries and the same number of art students from the scandinavian countries and Poland along with Fylkingen members. Durnig the intense progrtam a wide spectrum of performance art works were shown both in public space, at Sergels Torg, as well as in Fylkingen, the main venue of the festival. A three day performance art workshop preceeded the public program and showed to be one of the festivals great successes by uniting an educational element with creative exchange of theoretical and practical expertise in and around performance art. The festival as a whole recieved a a very positive response from the audience as well as from artists, students and partners.

During 2013 PALS did a thematic project in cooperation with New Art Contact in Helsinki: the exchange project: “Fake Finns and Wannabe Swedes”. The project took place in five different places: Tegen2 gallery, Fylkingen and Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm, Galleriy Augusta in Helsinki and at Sverigefinska Folkhögskolan in Haparanda/Tornio during the period of february-june 2013.

Fake Finns and Wannabe Swedes! presented 22 performance artists from Sweden and Finland with origins outside of these two countries. The fact that the project touched a nerve in contemporary dicourse around immigration and identity manifested itself by a large audience attending the events and by the heat and intensity of discussions held on and off stage.

In April 2014 we realized the second edition of PALS festival.

32 artists from all over the world participated in a three day event that take place in and around Fylkingen and the public place Slussen. A workshop with Swedish and international students preceeded the festival. The students participated at equal terms in the festival program along with the other artists.

Which had a number of positive effects on the festival climate.

Stalinka - Hitlerbau

In Collaboration with Elisa Andessner. 2009-2010 Research about historical phantoms and ideology in architecture. How totalitarian ideologies implemented in apartment architecture in times of Hitler and Stalin are still lurking and affecting their residents.

final exhibition in 2012. Stalinka-Hitlerbau installation and video as a part of bigger exhibition "HITLERBAUTEN" IN LINZ at Nordico museum (Linz);


Futureview 2006-...

Note. Ongoing version of the project is Futurerighted (F) 2020.
A series of (ca 100) records of people talking to themselves distanced in time: dialogues  future-selves and past-selves). The final  dialogue records are to be handed over to the project participants and are not meant for the public view, unless with specific wish, permission and consent of each participant. 
Futureview is an interview or dialog with yourself in the future. Back in 2010, futureviews became so popular among artists, writers, filmmakers, composers and other creative people, that some of them claimed Futureview as genre. During last decades were created many futureviews in various media and by using various methods: by meditating, by asking, by interrogating (some artists even managed to subject future- themselves to torture), by picturing and 3d modeling, by using identity simulators, and so forth with other traditional and extravagant methods.

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AW Navigator (Auditory Web Navigator) research project

awn an auditory display application project for audible web navigation. AWN will function as multimodal sound map representing graphical/structural layout of web pages; with mouse navigation and headphones playback. Sonification of a web page layout is aiming mainly to improve effectiveness of surfing Internet for visually impaired users, though its conceptual model can be applied in other auditory displays/sonification implementations.

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DSC01197Speech – an ultimate power to brew ideas in masses, reshape geography, turn history. A single voice multiplied in heads of thousands and millions of people. A word that changes reality, becomes a reality. And now it is yours, now it is your voice, history is speaking with your voice, and it is you who defines how it should sound.
KaraTribune – literally “empty tribune” is a rostrum for great orators, historical and famous figures – and it is your rostrum, it is your address to the audience and to the history. Easy to use if you are familiar with Karaoke, but instead of famous songs KaraTribune contains a collection of famous speeches.

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breath_reportvideo-still_vasaloppet02 Online and gallery audiences were be able to "follow" a sportsman as close as his breathing during 90km ski marathon Vasaloppet. Breathing considered to be direct medium desribing physical and emotional states of a body.

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Objects of Experiments, 1998-2001

Series of exhibitions, working with scientific fotos as objects vs. scientific fotos as a text.
2001 "objects of experiments" photo-objects exposition on "Belaru-tion" exhibition in Vlissengen, the
2000 - Photo exhibition "Objects of experiments" on The Minsk Connection meeting, at Replika, Stockholm, Sweden
1998 Objects of experiments, installation AB gallery (Belarus, Minsk)
1998 Objects of experiments, objects,  Belarusian Academy of Arts (Belarus, Minsk);

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