Wall_for_scroll is street art practiced in the city’s digital stratum. Drawing on the ways digital technology has changed cities and the concept of public space, the project intervenes in Instagram’s advertising space while preserving such important ethical aspects of street art as anonymity, site-specificity, and sudden encounters between the artist’s message and the viewer. Its texts were created by an algorithm based on 5,000 examples of graffiti on Russian streets, while the final images have been edited using a neural network. The project was shown July 6–12 in Vladivostok, where it received 124,000 views, and St. Petersburg will be its second location. Wall_for_scroll is available for browsing in the public space that is Instagram stories. Viewers can accidentally encounter these digital interventions on Instagram through Stories while visiting Art Prospect Festival locations.
All digital interventions will be available for viewing during the festival on the projects Instagram page, https://www.instagram.com/wall_for_scroll
Olesya Ilenok is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the urban environment using analog and digital tools. She works in various media: generative graphics and sound, dynamic light, clay sculpture, photography, collage, stencil graffiti, and video. Her intervention He Said, “We’re There!” was nominated for the Sergey Kuryokhin Award for Best Public Art Project, and her video art project AF:CFFiIV won the Art of Neuroscience 2019 competetion in the Netherlands. Ilenok’s work has been shown at the 5th Ural Biennial of Contemporary Art, as well as in group shows at the National Center for Contemporary Arts, Ural Branch, the Electromuseum, Zarya Center for Contemporary Art, and Artservatory. In 2020, she received her master’s in Digital Art from the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok.