The GribTrip project was conceaved, designed and implemented by Galina Shevchenko in 2020-2021 in collaboration with audio artists DaniChe, ValEra and Edward Reardon.

© Galina Shevhenko. Artist. 2021

:: Concept & Art

Galina Shevchenko

Video/Animation by Galina Shevchenko. 19:05

Grib Trip visually indulges into mediated vernacular production of animated and digitally embroidered images, channeling Slavic views of mushrooms as mythological entities. I am constructing animated choreographic vignettes in collaboration with three audio artists: Edward Reardon, Dani Che, and Val Era, that have developed original musical and vocal content specifically for the video, responding to my digital mushrooms’ rhythmic, electro-magnetic and mythological manifestations, evoking through the visuals. The audio scores interact with a variety of my instantaneous sequences that emerge through the live mix of animated drawings and as mushrooms materialize through the digital embroidery process. Mushrooms, simultaneously chthonic and sacred, meaty and delicate, forbidden and desirable, seductive and liberating, ambiguous and omnipresent, resilient and gentle beings, perform and signify the embodiment of mythological convergence of nature and culture.
Mushroom project is still ongoing and consists of several iterations: resesrch, drawing, embroidery and animated video. All of them are interwoven and mediated across each other.

:: Audio

Audio, in order of appearance:

00:00-06:01 By Edward Reardon: PilzMix

06:01-07:58 By Dani Che:
Excerpt of program output of Eisenstein 2.0 robot (RNN-based machine learning device trained on a corpus of socialist realist texts)
07:58-09:24 By Dani Che:
"Mushroom Hunt", Gamaliya/Derbenev, Tanich.
09:24-11:49 By Dani Che:
Parallel variation to the Soviet version of Hiroshi Miyagawa's song 恋のバカンス

11:49-19:05 By Val Era: Gribnik Appolinary

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