Site-specific installation "Kuban meter" was shown on the Shukhov Tower in Krasnodar, Russia. Photographs of still lifes from the photo project... Read More
"Kuban meter" was shown on the Shukhov Tower in Krasnodar, Russia. Photographs of still lifes from the
photo project "Defragmentation" are served into a cubic meter of
visual information, almost floating in the air, puzzle that is open for free
perception, exploration and solution. The installation is based on a project exploring self-analysis in the realities of clip culture. The name – defragmentation – refers
to the procedure for optimizing and speeding up the operation of computers,
which is achieved by combining disparate fragments of files to increase the
speed of reading data from the hard disk. In the installation format, I suggest
that the viewer defragment his or her own internal disks as I’m transferring
the process to perception and thinking, turning interaction with the work into
Being located on the Shukhov Tower
is symbolic — it used to be an advertising billboard and now by the group
of artists it has been turned into a self-organized gallery. From the height of
the tower, the city with its cars in a hurry and people scurrying around the
shopping center seems like a toy, not real. The bustle is somewhere on the
periphery of perception, recalling itself only as a rumble of sounds merging
together and leaving the opportunity for solitude.
Kuban is a
geographic region of Southern Russia surrounding the Kuban River,
on the Black Sea between the Don Steppe, the Volga Delta and
the Caucasus. Krasnodar Krai is often referred to as
"Kuban", both officially and unofficially.
100 x 100 x 100 cm, plywood, timber, photographs,
print on banner fabric.