We are the Volkov Commanders, a unified alter ego from a future of our own making who have travelled from the Moon on the Volkov, a large mechanical woolly Mammoth. We entertain and excite, making work centered on characters that celebrate movement, sound and costume.
Lyoudmila Milanova is a media artist based in Cologne, Germany, who works across the boundaries of video, installation and performance. She is fascinated by the nature of the process, the gradual change, by those tiny, almost invisible moments of transitions when the standstill turns to movement, the static to the kinetic, or vice versa. Lyoudmila Milanova’s recent work focuses on the performative aspects of daily routines. Stereotypes of moving and speaking from everyday life have been investigated according to the criterion of rhythm and choreography. Repetitions and interruptions deconstruct familiar situations and create an endless variance of those.
Born in Bulgaria, Lyoudmila Milanova acquired 2006 her master’s degree in media studies at the University of Cologne and 2011 a diploma in audiovisual media at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. In the past few years, she has been working as a video artist for several stage productions at the Theatre House in Cologne, as well as for independent dance companies like MOUVOIR (Stephanie Thiersch) and IP Tanz (Ilona Paszthy). She also participated in the residency program of PACT Zollverein, Essen, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen and Flux Factory, New York.