AROTIN & SERGHEI are working in the fields of creation, research, innovation and production of art installations, intermedial paintings, films, music and multidisciplinary art projects. The exploration of multi-dimensional spaces and universal languages of abstract forms and signs are main elements in AROTIN & SERGHEI’s artistic research, from the origin of their collaboration up to their opus magnum Infinite Screen.
Starting point for this parcours was the art installation Non-Lieu, created in 2003 and inspired by Samuel Beckett’s Godot, that can now be seen as one of the first video mapping projects ever. The virtual spaces were thereby completely superimposed upon a distorted real space. This innovative disposition laid the basis for a long-term cooperation with the IRCAM / Centre Pompidou in Paris (Bing!). AROTIN has his artistic origins as a musician, composer, director, designer and filmmaker: He grew up alongside Vienna, his city of birth, in Paris and Moscow. At the age of four he already played the piano, and later began to study composition and conducting at the Musikhochschule in Vienna and the Centre Acanthes in France under Luigi Nono. He shifted his artistic focus to the visual domain by then studying art, stage- and film direction at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna. SERGHEI combines his passions for art, history and philosophy working in different fields of visual and performing arts, as an artistic director and as a curator. Born in Chisinau, USSR, he studied ballet from the age of five, as well as music and theatre. Later he studied journalism in Chisinau, Romance languages in Moscow, art history and archeology in Montpellier and Vienna. AROTIN & SERGHEI’s artworks have been displayed by Fondation Beyeler, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Biennale di Venezia, Ars Electronica, and presented among others at Artcurial, TEFAF Maastricht, as well as at galleries and art centers in Brussels, Paris, Milan, Venice, Berlin, Barcelona, Geneva and Vienna.