Aleksei Taruts (b. 1984, Moscow) is a contemporary transmedia artist whose practice includes performative and situational projects and mixed-media installations. Taruts primarily works with the concept of “event” as a unit of symbolic exchange and interprets the modes of presence and distance, formed by the effects of culture production under late capitalism, in relation to the event. Taruts is also interested in manifestations of the irrational knowledge caused by technologies of immediate representation and dispersion of attention, as well as the type of memory produced by unstable connections. Mostly focusing on performative and site-specific events Taruts’s artistic practice is as complex and multilayered as it is embedded in the current conflicting political agenda and cultural exchange.