20.09.2017 – 22.10.2017
WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Center, Moscow
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On September 20th the Centre for Contemporary Art WINZAVOD opens the exhibition of Recycle Group by Kandinsky Prize winners and participants of the 57th Venice Biennale. In their installation Template of Life, Andrey Blokhin and Georgy Kuznetsov will recreate the process of disconnecting the computer from the network and will give the viewer a sense of the machine.
Recycle Group, like all participants in the series Farewell to Eternal Youth, reflects on the future and the generation of Millennials. In their new project at Winzawod, they explore the subject of human-machine interaction, demonstrate how technology and mass media rapidly change the world, subordinating, according to the authors, not only the perception of the world, but also the will.
In their previous projects, Blocked Content was presented in the Russian pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale of contemporary art and Homo Virtualis at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. At that time Recycle Group used to create anaugmented digital reality, but this time Winzavod will see a completey new one.
The main object of the installation is a capsule, where Recycle Group, by means of visual and sound effects, will reproduce the process of disconnecting the computer from the network, giving the viewer the role of a participant in the process. Thus, according to the authors, the viewer will experience the "feeling" of the machine at the time of transition from the working state to a complete shutdown, on the way to the absolute "nothing".
Artist Andrey Blokhin notes: "The series Farewell and Eternal Youth gave us a great opportunity to create a unique project. This will be our first installation of that magnitude. We’re excited to see what the viewer will feel, being in the capsule and experiencing the process of transformation."