We try to construct primitive models of interaction of time, space, and consciousness which allow to examine mechanisms of how the reality forms. To make it possible at least in some way we we try to ensure that the objects under study are slowed down as much as possible, moved away as far as possible, or brought as close as possible; we try to discern something at least at the lowest level, at the lowest speed, and at the level of the simplest scheme. Perhaps all our works can form a sequence of such attempts to discern the negligibly small and simple. It is most noticeable in the works called “1,4, … 19” and “Zero City”. If any conscious decision-making even exists, in the work “1,4, … 19” we used consciousness which takes decisions in two-dimensional space but it is limited by mathematically inevitable events from the future. Both “Zero City” and “1,4, … 19” are models of phase spaces which organize themselves and time inside themselves.
A real mouse, when placed in a maze, chooses a path to follow at each intersection. All the directions which it didn’t choose are realized as virtual mice that have the same freedom of behavior as the real mouse. Virtual twins of the mouse multiply at a high speed since there are always more unrealized paths than the realized ones. Trajectories of the virtual mice and the real mouse are displayed on a screen.
Sooner or later a threat of the real mouse running into its virtual unrealized twin comes up. The system gets to know about it by a fraction of a second earlier than the mouse and the observer do. At that moment, a wall slides out within the maze to prevent this from happening. Consequently, the living space and the current present of the mouse are determined by events from the future; the future is created from interaction of the realized and unrealized past.
stainless steel, aluminum, glass, fluorine plastic, plastic, electronic components, servos, microcontrollers, camera, lens, camera tripod, projector, computer, live mice
The project was produced at the Ural Branch of the NCCA with the help of the Center for Support and Development of Contemporary Art ZAART, and financed by the grant for realization of innovative projects in the sphere of contemporary art of the Federal focus-program “Russian Culture (2012-2018)”, Ministry of Culture, Russian Federation.
Creating code installation:144MLN, NEXSUS
2016 / Gdansk, (Poland) / Laznia 1. exhibition: “Die and Become! Art and Science as the Conjectured Possible”
2015 / Nizhny Novgorod / Arsenal, Kremlin, exhibition “Quantum Entanglement 2.0”
2015 / Moscow / EXHIBITION OF INNOVATION AWARD NOMINEES
2015 / Moscow / LABORATORIA Art & Science space, exhibition “Quantum entanglement”
2014 / Perm / PERMM, solo-exhibition “Registry”
2014 / Moscow / “Manezh” , COSMOSCOW , Russia’s only international fair for contemporary art / LABORATORIA Art & Science space
2014 / Moscow / Udarnyk, The exhibition of the Kandinsky Prize 2014 nominees
2014 Yekaterinburg / UF NCCA , solo-exhibition “1,4…19”