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Alexei Shulgin is a Moscow based artist, musician, curator, activist and professor. In his work he explores the boundaries between art, culture and technology in their relation to 'real life' effects and vice versa. His favorite methods are mixing contexts and questioning the existing states of things. Shulgin has participated in numerous exhibitions and symposiums on photography, contemporary art and new media.

Live: 386 DX
“386 DX was invented and developed by Alexei Shulgin in 1998. The 'band' has 'performed' over 40 concerts in various locations throughout Europe and the US, and also "plays" in public spaces as a street musician...386 DX is a computer, built by a hardware manufacturer, who plays songs written by famous groups, using software created by a third party company...The songs are just so plain absurd that they are sure to bring a smile to even the surliest of faces.” (Noel Morrison, ‘386DX’ http:/www.epitonic.com/artists/386dx.html)

“The cyberpunk rockband does not have a favorite color. The cyberpunk rockband is not a star, or it is. The cyberpunk rockband is a machine. The machine should be dead now. A machine should be dead when a new machine comes and is stronger. A new machine is always stronger. And then comes another new machine and another and another. A new machine is new. A new human is young. It works and plays and it sings. Breeds. Loves. Makes machines. Loves machines. Breaks down. Is replaced. A new human makes new machines, new loves, new work. Replaces the old human machine. Sings.” (Josephine Bosma, ‘Alexei Shulgin simply is the king of cyberpop’ http:/www.easylife.org/386dx/txt/bosma.htm)

Alexei Shulgin also participates in Software Showcase.


386DX

Links

http:/www.easylife.org

Mp3
California Dreaming
http:/www.easylife.org/386dx/calif.mp3

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