Media Artist @karina.golubenko
Media Artist and Designer, Karina @karina.golubenko lives between Berlin & Moscow, two cities, which for her, present contradictory and complementary energies.
Who you are and what you do?
I am media artist and designer working with interactive web & moving image and exploring speculative futures.
Where are you from, what’s it like?
I’m originally from Kazan (Russia), and later I moved to Moscow. Many people are comparing Moscow to Berlin but I think it has more NY or London vibes: it never sleeps, you are in perpetual flux of being active. Berlin is for chilling while Moscow is the city for doing.
"I think my style emerged from mixing my cultural backgrounds - It has a European bohemian casual style with some Russian fancy touch."
Where do you live & why?
At the moment I’m starting to settle down in Berlin, but still going to Moscow between now and then, to see my family, friends and to do some work.
Tell us about your work, passions, pass times, reason for being.
My work is currently divided between what I do for a living (I’m working as a digital designer for Strelka institute of Media, Architecture and design) and what I do for my independent practice. At the moment I’m working on my film that pictures a post-work society in the air-scarcity future.
"I think jokes are very powerful in transferring complex ideas or critique."
Describe your personal style.
Over the years I started to care less about fashion and prefer to wear only clothes that I feel comfortable in. I would never wear a tracksuit or worn-out T-shirt to go outside though. I think my style emerged from mixing my cultural backgrounds - It has a European bohemian casual style with some Russian fancy touch.
I’m also very much into dressing up with adding some humor and cultural references into my outfits. In Moscow we do different thematic parties - for one of them I created a “capitalism” Costume covering myself with fake dollar banknotes.
Solmu Ring with Labradorite, Broken Pared Ring with Tourmaline, Kirea Ring with Sapphires, Eklim Ring - Spinal
How does your style reflect your art/work?
I’m very much into internet and meme culture so I guess it impacts the way I approach my style in the ironic way. Same goes for my artist practice. I think jokes are very powerful in transferring complex ideas or critique.
What sort of jewelry do you wear/ or are you drawn to?
I barely wear any jewelry: i have the only ring which I always have on my finger since 15 years ago with lots of scratches on it. When I go out I like sometimes to add one-two massive pieces, mostly rings or earrings.
Lupe Ring - Spinal, Solmu Ring with Labradorite, Broken Pared Ring with Tourmaline, Kirea Ring with Sapphires,
"When I go out I like sometimes to add one-two massive pieces, mostly rings or earrings."
Tell us the story behind your jewellery.
In the past few years I’m wearing simple silver round earrings that I’m getting as a gift from my mum every 1-2 years because I keep losing one of them all the time.
Solmu Ring with Labradorite, Broken Pared Ring with Tourmaline, Kirea Ring with Sapphires, Pared Ring, Textured Jardin Ring