ALEXANDRA DEMENTIEVA

Breathless

ALEXANDRA DEMENTIEVA

source: highlike

Work: Installation consists of three light objects. Two of them are connected to the RSS [web] feed via computers, and the third, with the aid of the anemomenter provides wind, temperature, noise of street (environment). Computer searches for all words, related to the concept “of fear” (for first sculpture) and “desire” (for the second) in the RSS. The more such words appear, the brighter are the object’s LEDs, progressing from the base of object to the top. The third object is based on the same principle. Spectator can walk inside the actual construction, where additional airspeed sensor is located. When she/he blows on it, the pattern of illumination changes – the simple act of breathing becomes visible and important.
Credit: Production: Vlaamse Gemeenschapscomissie (BE), Cyland MediaLab (RU), Adem vzw (BE) Programming and engineering – Aleksey Grachev, Sergey Komarov, breath detector – Interface-Z.
Photographer: ALEXANDRA DEMENTIEVA
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source: alexdementieva

Installation consists of three light objects. Two of them are connected to the RSS [web] feed via computers, and the third, with the aid of the anemomenter provides wind, temperature, noise of street (environment).
Computer searches for all words, related to the concept “of fear” (for first sculpture) and “desire” (for the second) in the RSS. The more such words appear, the brighter are the object’s LEDs, progressing from the base of object to the top. The third object is based on the same principle.
Spectator can walk inside the actual construction, where additional airspeed sensor is located. When she/he blows on it, the pattern of illumination changes – the simple act of breathing becomes visible and important.
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source: tokyo-ws

The future is not obvious concept, but a cultural construction and projection. For the people living in middle Ages, living in the sphere of a theological culture, perfection was placed in the past, in the time when God created the universe and mankind. Therefore, historical existence takes the shape of the fall, the abandonment and forgetting the origin perfection and unity.
The rise of the myth of the future is rooted in modern capitalism, in the experience of the expansion of the economy and knowledge. The idea of the future will be better then the present is not a natural idea, but the imaginary effect of the peculiarity of the bourgeois production model.
Research project focuses on how the speed of information and its diversity transmitted by Internet, social networks, and video games influence people and their notion of the future as a cultural construction and projection; and how art can help to construct the better FUTURE.