Digital Stages: Exploring Technology in Performing Arts festival was organised by Glaz, a London-based art and film company that promotes innovative ways of exhibiting film and organizes experimental art festivals. Glaz brings together Alissa Timoshkina and Margarita Osepyan who work as independent film and media curators in the British capital. Digital Stages had two central aims: to increase general awareness about the integration of digital technology into creative processes and to create a platform for artistic and intellectual exchange. The festival took place at various venues in London over a week at the end of April 2011. The festival included three types of activities: performances, workshops and talks.


  • Vlad Strukov (PhD) is a London-based multidisciplinary researcher, curator, and cultural practitioner, specializing in art, media, and technology cross-overs. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Leeds (the UK) and a researcher at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Russia), working on global visual cultures. He is currently carrying out a major research project, funded by the Swedish Research Council, on contemporary queer visual culture. He is the author of many research publications, including a monograph on contemporary Russian cinema (Edinburgh 2016). He makes regular appearances in international media such as Al Jazeera, American Public Radio, the BBC, RBK, and others.