The Art Group Recycle Works Between the Virtual and the Real

If you commonly often tend to avoid introductory notes at exhibits, you may want to make an exception for New Nature, a new job on screen at the Manege Exhibition Hall in St. Petersburg.

The jobs by the Recycle Group– artists Andrei Blokhin and also Georgy Kuznetsov– in New Nature focus on Homo Virtualis, a types of individuals that completely come from the digital globe, and their fact. Blokhin and Kuznetsov use recycled product, optic fiber cable television and also a building and construction grid to create cutting-edge interactive sculpture and dynamic installments. The art works on screen– some from the past, some created for this space– explore how connections between humans and also innovation are coming to be more detailed and more innovative every second.

Blokhin as well as Kuznetsov, that developed their creative tandem in 2008 in Krasnodar, won the Kandinsky Prize in the Young Artist category in 2010 and represented Russia at the 2017 version of the Venice Biennale. True to its name, the team started out making art items from recycled product yet eventually proceeded to various other forms of makeovers to uncover brand-new meanings in familiar items.

Before entering the event, site visitors are supplied 3 choices of interacting with the exhibitions and also the space around them. The very best alternative is to download and install the Recycle Group application, but you can also download and install the audio overview or check out the task’s website at You can opt out of all of them, but if you do, you’ll miss out on an entire measurement of the show.

“Zero,”by Recycle Irina Kolpachinikopva/ Manege Going through

physical truth The display opens up with a symbolic art object called Zero: an arch developed from obsolete computer systems forming a perfect oblong with its reflection on the steel surface area below it. This entrance-art might stand for a classical entryway, or it could be the sign of a clean slate– or the reset on something that has outlasted itself. Or it may be a reference to traditional Japanese torii gates that stand at the entryway to Shinto temples and also allude to the change from the mundane idea to the sacred and spiritual. Zero belongs to 2 various worlds simultaneously, just as the arc and also its reflection make a single piece of art.

“The arch is additionally a recommendation to the Closed Systems installment on the facade of Manege,” Alyona Ageyeva, the task’s manager, told The Moscow Times. “The setup is a trio of zero-shaped objects that are human figures made from a building grid. Zero is the key sign for the exhibit as a whole, because in the electronic globe everybody both use as well as produce content, as well as for that reason the consumption circle is complete.”

Physical, augmented as well as spiritual– these 3 measurements comprise the area of New Nature. Nature pertains to site visitors in the Forest of Dead Links and also the Garden of Diverging Stones, which take up the entire second flooring of the Manege. From the first stage the black forest with flashes of neon light above it resembles a stone jungle, however up close you see it’s a dense forest made from massive plastic plumes with countless genuine dead links printed on them. The yard is a recommendation to traditional Japanese rock gardens, with the distinction that the rocks are moved by a technical algorithm.

“Sarcophagus,” Recycle Irina Kolpachnikova/ Manege This analytical screen fusing physical art items with increased reality obscures the borders in between the real as well as the electronic, drawing site visitors right into a technological performance that is full of an array of organizations that cross time and also cultures. A coffin remains in the form of a waste bin (Container. Meditation Series of Art Objects), as well as an abbey garden (Cloître) is developed completely from rolls of fiber optic cord. Tall black entrances with a sharp ray of light glimmering from behind the shut doors (The Gates installment), are embellished with bleak sculptures constructed from optic fiber wire and also evocative Gothic churches. However, unlike the photos of saints and martyrs that decorate evictions of ancient temples, these faceless guards birth no indicator of gender, origin or any personal feature.

On the second flooring a sculpture group of youths seriously peer at the displays of their tools, posed as if in prayer. Intending to be enjoyed, urged or simply listened to in the dissatisfied or discouraging “genuine” world, they are drawn to screen symbols.

“Forest of Dead Links,”Recycle Irina Kolpachinikova/ Manege Experiencing digital

truth While you exist in one measurement of physical fact, in the digital fact of the downloaded application you can focus on vacant frameworks in the installment called Presence and also they’ll be full of photos that make the dark area unexpectedly grow with light and also movement. The Blocked Content installation discloses its very own hidden dramatization via the application: visitors reach meet the residents of iceberg-shaped mountains. These are customers whose content has actually been blocked and also that have been obstructed by the system. A few steps additionally at the railway, you can send your phone on a trip and download a wonderful document of the trip.

“Blocked Content,”Recycle Irina Kolpachnikova/ Manege You can have your fortune told if you are eager to share the web content of your social media pages with the digital knowledge. This fortune teller lets you select an optimistic or a pessimistic life scenario beforehand. When they go into one of two fortune-telling cubicles, the individual projection is delivered to each site visitor. The experience is strictly private: only one visitor at a time is admitted a booth.

Blokhin and also Kuznetsov stated at the program’s opening that it took nearly two years for the project to finish. “We wished to check out a link between the human brain and also digital intelligence,” Blokhin stated. “In a means, we wished to give the target market an opportunity to put themselves in the location of devices, to take a look at fact via the lens of a robot, a possibility to try and also evaluate what they see using the electronic devices given by the devices.”

To learn more regarding the exhibit and tickets, see the site below. It runs up until Sept. 15.

Andrei Blokhin and also Georgy Kuznetsov before “Closed Systems” Dmitry Smirnov

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