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▲ CROSS ART 2015 — the most fascinating art festival held this autumn in Saint-Petersburg. It is dedicated to the synthesis of various artistic disciplines that will come together in the most unexpected ways creating a platform for alternative ways of playing with different media and genres. From the 30th of September to the 5th of October, five museum floors will become hosts of multidisciplinary artistic practices, interactive and audiovisual installations, unusual art objects and forms from all around the world. Exhibition space will also be complemented by a daily evening programme on Erarta Stage. It will feature concerts and theatre performances, some of which will be shown in Russia for the very first time.

Tickets to all events on Erarta Stage can be purchased here: erarta.com

Exhibition space can be accessed with a daily museum ticket.

Anton Adasinskiy, Theatre “DEREVO”
Play “Story of a Girl”

Anton Adasinskiy — actor, film director, choreographer and musician. He is also a founder of remarkable “Derevo” theatre, award-winner of ‘The Golden Mask’ theatre award, as well as Fringe First and Total Theatre award in Edinburgh.

Never has Anton Adasinskiy been so communicative on stage. Although, all theatre performances of Derevo theatre strictly avoid certain subjects: religion, politics, domesticity and sex.

“Story of a Girl” is an autobiographical narrative, written by Anton Adasinskiy in dedication of his mother. The text will be accompanied by Vyacheslav Gayvoronskiy’s live music, diaries and notes will turn into the performance's subtitles and decorations, and long-forgotten items will light the way into their historical beginning. All of these will act as reminders of childhood, and not just a childhood of one girl, but of everyone in this country.

Duration: 70 mins

Dewey Dell (Italy)
Performance “Marzo”

With support of the Italian Institute of Culture in St. Petersburg, Dewey Dell group will present their performance “Marzo” for the very first time in Russia.

Dewey Dell is a dance company born in 2007 and now based in Cesena/Italy and Berlin. The four founding members are Teodora, Demetrio, Agata Castellucci and Eugenio Resta. They have strong skills in different areas. This took each of them to give priority to a specific aspect of the work, without giving up a collective modelling of materials.

“Marzo” is one of the most interesting examples of Dewey Dell’s experimental practice. The main idea of the performance is highly conceptual: since ancient times March has always been the month of war; Winter fades away and the blooming of Spring sets time to return to the battlefield. On a distant planet lie the remains of an impact crater. Its walls have eroded and its whiteness doesn't allow you understand its dimensions. Within it, some people, seen as if microbes under the searching eye of a microscope, live a drama which seems to contain all the hostility held within the crater. A hostility that happened billions of years earlier. From the planet Earth we see them, and the space which runs between us is so vast it dilates time. Thus, we can't define a date, a geological age. If they look at us they would see only dinosaurs on an Earth from the past. Alone, as Galileo saw the planets moving for the first time, we look at these people and find familiarity; we can see them as ancient progenitors. Inside the crater March has arrived. There exists an ambiguous and disorientating force that, in the most absolute way, contains within itself the spectrum of human emotion.

Manga-style costumes, used in the production, were specially customized by Japanese designers Yuichi Yokoyama and Kuro Tanino. This creative collaboration brought new extraordinary element to the performance.

Duration: 60 mins

A very special evening, Erarta will be celebrating its 5th Birthday! Apart from the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions and ▲CROSS ART Installations, festival guests will also be invited to the electronic and experimental music concert!


  • SBPC (‘The Biggest Prime Number’) (Russia)
  • Addictive TV (United Kingdom)
  • Dj Food & DK (United Kingdom)
  • Dewey Dell (Italy)
  • Block(BASS)ter (Russia)
  • Playtronica (RU)
  • Mr Armtone (Russia)


* Entrance via Erarta membership card. To purchase online.


Karbido (Poland)
Performance “The Table”

Russian Premiere.
In partnership with Polish Institute, Saint-Petersburg, ▲ CROSS ART Festival is presenting Karbido’s experimental avant-garde audio-spectacle “The Table”.

Karbido means free choice typical of vanguard artists with inclination to and experience in music, theatre and art.

Karbido crew is far from being precise when it comes to defining their music — passionately fit and shuffle their own puzzles. They play with the listener's habits, at the same time opening the door for careful observers of the world and energetic optimists who like driving at full speed on uneven ground.

“The Table” is an award-winning audio-spectacle. It’s a cultural and psychological narrative performed by four instrumentalists around a ‘table’. However, it’s not just an ordinary piece of furniture, but a carefully constructed musical instrument, equipped with many complex mechanisms. Using sheet music, written for standard musical instruments, they play the table with alien, at first sight, materials such as knives and sticks, creating extraordinary musical spectacle.

Duration: 60 mins

Dialogue Dance (Russia)
“Piece a Vivre” / “Living room”

The main artistic focus of Dialogue Dance dancing school is a search for synthesized forms of contemporary dance and theatre.

Its aim is creation of performances based on contemporary dance.

The company seeks to unite different artistic practices as one. “Piece a Vivre” is an extraordinary example of organisation's transdisciplinary approach, bringing together contemporary dance, music, media-art and experimental digital editing.

The performance is inspired by relationships between men and women, love and solitude, unity and self-identity. Actors will aim to re-imagine the love phenomenon of desire to belong to one another.

Duration: 50 mins

Hauschka (Germany)
Solo performance, piano

Volker Bertelmann, best known as Hauschka, is a German experimental pianist and composer, one of the most remarkable artists playing a so-called 'prepared piano'.

Inspired by John Cage’s and Aphex Twin’s revolutionary musical innovations, Bertelmann manipulates his musical instrument, breaking its sound abilities. The piano is equipped with alien elements and mechanisms, letting the performer test its musical boundaries.

Duration: 80 mins

Performances and Installations

Playtronica (Russia)
“Things that Sound”. Musical instruments exhibition

Playtronica’s exhibition will aim to introduce their audience to the basis of modern music showcasing a unique collection of musical instruments made out of everyday materials, dancing floor, musical bicycle, jelly synthesizer and many more.

RaumZeitPiraten (Germany)
“Drafts for Zero Gravity”. Installation

Space and time bending artists collective RaumZeitPiraten will exhibit magical kinetic installations from everyday materials — lab equipment, optical and acoustic sensors, lasers, magnifying glass and mirrors. Installation exhibition space will also feature a number of experimental films by “In Silicio” Studio.

Museum of Sound (Russia)
Experimental Musical Instruments Exhibition

Permanent display of the museum are original musical instruments, created by musicians specifically for their own compositions: original music notation, musical landscapes and St. Petersburg’s musical map.

Theatre ‘post’ (St. Petersburg)

Theatre post’ is a well-established player in the experimental theatrical game: 5-minute play, play-museum, play with no actors for 12 people… Especially for ▲CROSS ART festival, ‘post’ will showcase a mysterious 6-day installation influenced by John Cage’s exploration into new artistic approaches on music with no boundaries.

Tonoptik (Russia)
Interactive audio-visual installation ‘Portal’

Tonoptik is an audio-visual project dedicated to the search and study of peculiar forms achieved when electronic music meets various visual forms achieved by the use of multimedia tools. Installation ‘Portal’ is based on these forms and aims to recreate a physical space-time continuum, letting the audience to become a part of this mysterious invention.

Nonotak (France-Japan)
audiovisual installation “Horizons”

Takami Nakamoto and Noemi Schipfer are a duo of visual artists working with different media, such as image, sound, light and space. “Horizons” is an installation made out of diode stripes. They sensitively react on surrounding sounds, filling the nearby space with interesting graphical patterns.

5A, 5B
Animation Crank Handle (Finland)
Amusement Park

Group interactive installation organised by 13 artists-animators, each of whom prepared an extraordinary ‘attraction’: fortune teller, enormous zoetrope, digital portrait and other fascinating objects that will make your experience a real amusement ride.

Artists: Petri Bergman, Maria Björklund, Erika Weiste, Marko Leinonen, Joni Männistö, Lucas Pedersen, Reetta Neittaanmäki, Kaisa Penttilä, Tatu Pohjavirta, Aiju Salminen, Niina Suominen, Elli Vuorinen, Jani Lehto.

Cinema hall
Aleksandr Manotskov and Krasnoyarsk Museum of Culture (Russia)
Installation “Boye”

Installation will feature domestic items of Northern people, accompanied by contemporary avant-garde music and Dolby-Digital sound creating a sense of presence in Tundra. Aleksandr Manotskov’s opera “Boye” was recorded especially for the festival.

5th floor
“TE” video-artists group (Russia)
Videoinstallation “NITI” Work In Progress

A group of theatre video-artists will showcase an experimental project, featuring a multimedia space, which sensitively reacts on any sounds, thus changing surrounding it digital decorations made for simultaneously running events at the festival.


Simultaneous Events

19:00 Aleksand Manotskov and vocal ensemble ‘Eleon’ 5th floor (Museum Wing)
19:00 Theatre ‘post’ “Lecture on Something” 3B
19:30 Playtronica. Installation-concert 2A
20:00 Dmitriy Shubin’s improvisational concert 3A
21:00 Theatre ‘post’ “Lecture on Nothing” 3B


19:00 Block(BASS)ter, Video Concert 5th floor (Museum Wing)
19:00 Theatre ‘post’ “Lecture on Something” 3B
21:00 Theatre ‘post’ “Lecture on Something” 3B


19:00 Street Performance
20:00 Dariusz Mazurowski (Poland)
Sergey Kostyrko and Sergey Filatov
Audiovisual performance
5th floor (Museum Wing)
21:00 Playtronica. Installation-concert 2A
21:00 Tonoptik. Electroacoustic noise 5th floor (Museum Wing)


14:00 Guided tour for children: Museum of Sound exhibition 3A
19:00 Smartphone concert conducted by Andrey Bundin 5th floor (Museum Wing)
19:00 Theatre ‘post’ “Lecture on Something” 3B
20:00 Dmitriy Shubin’s improvisational concert 3A
21:00 Theatre ‘post’ “Lecture on Something” 3B


14:00 Children master class by Playtronica 2A
19:00 Theatre ‘TRU’, site-specific play
‘Could One Dream of Anything More’
5th floor (Museum Wing)
19:00 Theatre post ‘Lecture on Something’ 3B
20:00 Dmitriy Shubin’s improvisational concert 3A
21:00 Theatre ‘post’ ‘Lecture on Something’ 3B


19:00 Audio-visual performance 5th floor (Museum Wing)
19:00 Theatre ‘post’ “Lecture on Something” 3B
20:00 “Anton Tut Ryadom” (‘Anton is right here’) centre orchestra
conducted by A. Plusin
21:00 Theatre ‘post’ ‘Lecture on Something’ 3B


* All the simultaneous events will be held within the Installation programme and do not require an additional ticket. Access with museum ticket, see exceptions below.

** Tickets for theatre ‘post’ “Lecture on Something” must be purchased separately. Each performance is limited to 12 people.


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