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Endless forest HD audio-video-installation, Triumph gallery, Moscow 2013
Program: [Context of the visual]
Coordinator: [Maria Punina]
Participants: [Leonid Tishkov], [Vladimir Tarasov], [Anna Ermolayeva], [Marina Chernikova], [Vladislav Efimov], [Vladimir Martynov], [Aristarkh Chernyshev], Dziga Vertov, Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy, [Mikhail Tsekhanovsky], [Boris Yurtsev], [AES+F group], [Maxim Ksuta], [Nelya and Roman Korzhov], [Alexander Zaytsev], [Vladimir Logutov], [Social Adaptation group]
Organizers: NCCA Volga Branch, Samara Regional Public Charity Fund “Contemporary Art Centre”, ART-CENTRE Gallery SAMARA-CENTRE Ltd.
With the support of: RUSS OUTDOOR, VICTORYA Gallery, Moscow State Cinema Museum, XL Gallery, Triumph Gallery, Samara Regional Art Museum
Opening: May, 11, 7 pm
Place: Samara Art Centre (90, Michurina, Samara, Russia)
Coontacts: samara-center.ru/artcenter, +7 (846) 212-03-80, +7 (927) 604-33-05
This exhibition project, built on rare 1930s film footage and works by prominent contemporary artists, poses questions about the relationship of humans with man-made reality and the possibilities of self-identification through technology and production. Today, the humans’ attitude towards technology is consumerist. Perhaps it is because of the lack of direct contact with machines of production that the postindustrial man loses his positive attitude not only towards the mass-produced objects but also his own life which, much like machines and technology, is not under his control any longer.
Overcoming the Space
In my project, communication is a part of the space-time continuum. I know for sure that space and time is a single construct which is called “matter”. From ancient times mankind aims to embody the notion of time: Mexican and Egyptian pyramids are immense and incredible in their excellence, and these pieces of art will have a long life within the history. My “Teleports” are rather objects of contemporary art, although I have been thinking a lot about the practical side of the project.
Interactive spacebridges with Liquid Crystal Displays broadcast the day stream of other world capitals – London, Rome, Berlin, Paris and others – with their unique rhythms and drawings of life. The main function of such objects is social communication. Objects are equipped with high-quality HD panoramic video cameras which enables the passers-by to greet citizens of other cities, to wave their hands, to give a wink, etc.
“Teleports” are objects for communication, but unlike iPad they are public, not individual. These are the windows to the “different reality” with its different life flow, which carry a user through space and expand its conscious in the right direction – direction of consolidation of the humanity as a whole, unification of it as a whole and its unit, a particular human individual. Not only “Teleports” would be of interest for citizens, but, I believe, they would become a true attraction for them.
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Teleports in process
Maxim Ksuta & Mikhail Kiselev – Pechersky Gallery – Vinzavod