Sergey de Rocambole, Anna Nikolaeva

Exhibitions and Presentations:

2012 – "Magic Uranographia". Personal exhibition of Sergey de Rocambole and Anna Nikolaeva in Elena Vrublevskaya's Gallery. Moscow.

2010 – Participation in the House of the Nobleman exhibition of contemporary art at the Frieze Art Fair, London.

2007 — “The Language of Birds”. Personal exhibition of Sergey de Rocambole and Anna Nikolaeva in the exhibition hall of the Municipal Mayakovsky Library Center (Nevsky 20, Saint Petersburg).

2002 — “Time for Unexpected Journeys”. Art-action at the Central House of Artist (Moscow) as part of “Geopartiture” project. Sergey de Rocambole and Anna Nikolaeva – project idea, fine art, design; Ilya Komarov and Petr Kocharov – composition and performance of “Dreams of Zoosaurs. Music for Labyrinths” music album; Daniil Kocharov, Denis Sheynikhovich, Petr Kocharov, and Ilya Komarov – media-presentation.

2000 — “Confiscated Life”. Exhibition in the apartment-museum of S. Kirov within the frame of ProArte “Contemporary Art in Traditional Museum” program. The exhibition was designed according to the method of the palimpsest-art developed by Sergey de Rocambole. Sergey de Rocambole and Anna Nikolaeva – concept and design; Olga Korsunova – photographs.

1999 — “Atriumatica”. Personal exhibition of Sergey de Rocambole and Anna Nikolaeva at the State Center of Contemporary Art (Nevsky 60, Saint Petersburg).

1999 — “Atrium-Alphabet and Its Derivatives”. Participation at the Digital Art Conference ’99 (Atlanta, USA). Sergey de Rocambole and Daniil Kocharov.

1993 — Two exhibitions together with Yuoshioki Sasaki in Tokyo and Nagano, Japan.

1991 — Personal exhibition of Sergey de Rocambole and Anna Nikolaeva at the first Soviet-American Conference on the Holistic Psychology (Golitsino, Moscow). Music for the conference based on the Atrium-Alphabet. Sergey de Rocambole – art performance, music composition.

1988 — “Ballet of Tree Shadows” and “The Alchemic Marriage of Labyrinth and the Babylon Tower”. Two art-actions at the Palace of Youth in Leningrad by Sergey de Rocambole and Anna Nikolaeva.

1987 — “Misbegotten Al-Chemist Doctor Faust – the Feathered Serpent”. Sergey de Rocambole – text, Anna Nikolaeva – costumes and stage design.


Media Projects:

2003 — “Game of Stones”. Documentary movie about the Dragon’s Springs, projects of Sergey de Rocambole, Anna Nikolaeva, and their art-group.

2001 — “Kazemir. Malevich. Black. Square.” A series of flesh-art animations winning the Award of Art-Flesh 2001 Festival (Moscow).

2000 — “Atrium-Alphabet and its derivatives”. A master class conducted by Daniil Kocharov (instead of Sergey de Rocambole due to the visa problem) in Parvu (Finland) on behalf of Saint Petersburg Center of Contemporary Arts.

1999 — “TCP/IP-Cartography” web-project. Sergey de Rocambole – idea and design; Ilya Komarov – programming.

1999 — "Atriumatics" art web-site.

1998 — “Geopartiture” land-art and internet project: web-site and construction of labyrinths in the Urals, Baku, Nice, Monte Carlo, Egypt, etc. “Geopartiture” e-mail-art action was executed via the Internet as a part of the project. “Geopartiture” web-site. Sergey de Rocambole and Ilya Komarov.

1998 — “Astronavigation” web-project. Sergey de Rocambole – idea and design, Anna Nikolaeva – graphics, Ilya Komarov – programming and web-mastering.

1997 — "UFSS" art web-site.

1996 — “Taronautics” media-CD. The Soros Foundation grant. Sergey de Rocambole – project concept; Daniil Kocharov, Petr Kocharov, Denis Sheinikhovich – media-design; Yuri Kasparyan – music.


Festivals, Art Events, and Art Actions:

1994 - present day - Geopartiture Project, Sergey de Rocambole and Anna Nikolaeva performed a series of art-actions involving the construction of the classical labyrinths in the Urals, Baku, Nice, Monte Carlo, Egypt, etc. These actions are closely connected to the Geopartiture media-project for which a network of labyrinths world-wide is intended to serve as a musical score for a self-generated music composed using Atrium-Alphabet meta-code.

2010 – “Archstoyanie-2010” festival. The concept and symbolic of the festival had been designed by Sergey de Rocambole. “Three Labyrinths, Two Atrium-Alphabet Signs and the Visitors of the Active Environment” – this land-art collage had been designed by Sergey de Rocambole in Nikola-Lenivets on the Ugra River during the festival.

2005 — Labyrinth on the Udina River in the Dragon’s Springs. Sergey de Rocambole and Anna Nikolaeva – concept; Petr Kocharov and Maria Potudina – construction.

2003 — “Labyrinth 300”. Labyrinth project realized in the yard of Saint Petersburg University. Sergey de Rocambole and Anna Nikolaeva – project idea, web-design, design of presentations; Ilya Komarov, Daniil Kocharov, Denis Sheynikhovich, Petr Kocharov – media-, 3D-, web-design, music.  

Preliminary opening of the labyrinth in the yard of the philological faculty of Saint Petersburg University took place on 2002, May 24. Sergey de Rocambole and Anna Nikolaeva – project idea; Sergey de Rocambole, Ilya Komarov, Petr Kocharov – music.

2000 — Labyrinth at the St. Peter and Paul Fortress of Saint Petersburg. The opening of the labyrinth was accompanied by “Articulation” music album composed on the basis of the Atrium-Alphabet. Sergey de Rocambole – composer, Yuri Kasparyan – performer. The labyrinth remained one year and 22 days until May 27, 2001.

2000 — Labyrinth on the Zayachy Island of Saint Petersburg as part of “Non-official Capital” project with assistance of Ilya Komarov, Denis Sheynikhovich, Daniil Kocharov, and Petr Kocharov.

1995 — Land-art: the Runic Square and Thunder Labyrinth in the Dragon’s Springs.

1994 — Land-art: construction of the first labyrinth in the Dragon’s Springs.

1993 — Foundation of the Dragon’s Springs art-center in the Novgorod Region.

1986 — The City Day Festival. The festival design was executed using the meta-code of the Dragon Mosaics. Sergey de Rocambole – concept, Anna Nikolaeva – head artist.

1989-1990 —Global Trans-Conceptual Symphony Atrium-OMS. Mail-art action. 256 silk-screen printings of the Atrium-Alphabet were sent to the actual monarchic houses, presidents of some countries, chiefs of some tribes and the President of the Port and Douro Wines Institute (Portugal).



2003 — An original Tarot Deck. “Rocambole-Tarot from the Dragon’s Springs” by Anna Nikolaeva. The card deck for cartography of personal consciousness, the concept of the Communicative Body. Sergey de Rocambole – text about the cards and pre-print design of Anna Nikolaeva’s drawings. 1995, November — the beginning of “Rocambole-Tarot from the Dragon’s Springs”. Anna Nikolaeva – graphics, Sergey de Rocambole – concept.

2003 - Book for colouring designed by Sergey de Rocambole and Anna Nikolaeva underwent several editions with different drawings but similar concept. A set of archetypical pictures for colouring were created according to the Golden Section. This triggers creative potential of those who colours them and provoke them to compose their own pictures, songs, stories, and ideas.

1999 — “Astronavigation” book for colouring. Baku. Anna Nikolaeva and Sergey de Rocambole – graphics and concept.

1992-1993 — “Atrium” book for colouring. Berlin. Two editions in collaboration with the Terra Magica Nostra group.

1988 — “Atrium” album for colouring. Saint Petersburg. Anna Nikolaeva – graphics, Sergey de Rocambole – concept.


Musical Projects:

1996 – 2001 - “Misbegotten Al-Chemist Doctor Faust the Feathered Serpent”: Sergey de Rocambole – idea, design, texts, and throat-singing; Victor Koval and Sergey de Rocambole – lyrics; Yuri Kasparyan – composer and singer (two songs); Vyacheslav Butusov – vocal.

1996 – 2001 - “The Star Downfallen”: Sergey de Rocambole – idea and concept; Evgeny Golovin – lyrics and music; Yuri Kasparyan – orchestration; Vyacheslav Butusov – vocal.

1994 — “Dragon’s Springs” musical album with concept-art graphics. The Soros Foundation grant.

White morphogenetic field - 2003
White morphogenetic field



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