If we consider the Revelation to John as a veritable scenario of the Apocalypse its realization (the reality always differs from the scenario) can look in the following way.
There is a world where one part of the survived passed into a new form of life; the other part lost almost completely knowledge and technology. People who didn’t pass into the new state maintain the system of digital God-manhood taking care of bio-creatures. A part of the “not passed” worships the cult of Internet as a receptacle of everything which existed in ancient times.
The world consists of 3 parts:
1. Cargo- cult of Internet whose followers look for the good and the revelation turning to empty screens as to portals of connection with the divine. The followers of the cult press the button and a slide projector shows them one slide of one hundred.
2. The Divine Comedy by Dante converted into electrical circuitry which in turn consists of three large parts: Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. This is a receptacle of knowledge lost in this world in a lost language. People of cargo Internet are not able to read it but can admire it.
Nevertheless the poem is the content provider for cargo Internet. The content is formed in the following way: before coming of the apocalypse we make a query in a search engine about each of one hundred parts of the poem. The response in form of screenshot is printed on a slide. Hereby, we get a set of one hundred slides which is complete volume of Cargo – Internet in the post-apocalyptic
3. The world above: its people passed to a new, post-apocalyptic stage and became the number. The Number uses bio-organisms as sources of unique data useful for search for a new Number which is ever more difficult to find. The Revelationisinthe Number. In this case, chickens are used; their cheep is suitable to search for unique cryptokeys.
In order to attract people and to maintain a stable number of workers (and bio-creature providers) the system uses a part of the number produced by the chickens to select a slide on the cult screens.
Metal, wood, plastic, synthetic resin bonded paper, electronic components, electronic mechanical components, straight-tray slide projectors, computer, brooder, chickens.
Comissioned by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and LABORATORIA Art & Science Foundation Supproted by National Settlement Depository
Programming: Sergey Mashkov
2018 / Moscow / MMOMA, LABORATORIA Art & Science space “DAEMONS IN THE MACHINE”
2017 / Moscow / Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, “Art Experiment: Laboratories of Earthly Survival”