Back to Black
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Back to Black

projection-mapping
video | glass window
2012
Exhibitions

Albatros/Montreuil 2012

This installation was put on display at a defunct movie pavilion in a space now being used for cultural events.  The artist used the pavilion’s tall, paneled windows as a canvas for a massive projection, featuring an animation of great scope that is visible from inside the pavilion as well as from the street outside.  The graphical universe of Russian constructivism comes alive in the animation with the added feature of motion through time and space.  Geometric forms drift across the grid of windowpanes: wanderers tracing their celestial paths.  Each form leaves a random imprint of itself as it passes, and piece by piece larger structures emerge, rising against the lambent backdrop.  Finally, one last shape is put in place by the artist’s virtual self, giving the viewer a little taste of the human element involved in the mechanics.  The process then reverses itself until the windows are again left blank, ready for a new structure to be fabricated.

2021 / bas-relief triptych
Fingerprints
For those who have touched me.
2016 / interactive installation
Center of the Universe
Each of us is at the center of our own life, but when the universe
is infinite does it matter?
2017 / interactive installation
Russian Voodoo
What will you do when you hold a life in your hands?
Cruelty that’s casual is the most disturbing of all.
2012 / interactive installation
Root
Each life coalesces in layers and has a story to be told if you can find it.
We make our own memories, ring by ring, until the day comes when we,
too, are uprooted.
2012 / projection-mapping
Back to Black
A playground of patterns, cycling through infinity, that needs one human
element among its geometric ones.
2015 / video sculpture
100 Pieces
It’s not too difficult to generate the generic: just follow the recipe,
sprinkle a bit of this or that, and you can cook up whatever
you want.
2008 / interactive installation
Memo
Russia, 1939. A state run by terror. A population in despair.
But even in darkness threads of light are visible, in paper and ink.
2015 / videosculpture
Towers
A cycle of construction and deconstruction, repeating ad infinitum,
that produces towers like melodies in a set of musical variations.
2013 / interactive relief sculpture
Final Journey
With a single touch comes release—slip through the final border and unburden yourself forever.
2012 / interactive installation
Masturbator
A voyeur’s fantasy shimmers into view, but to be a witness here you must also be a culprit.
A true hands-on experience…
2010 / video
War and Peace 360
Never-before-seen footage of an epic, visualized and shot by Tolstoy himself!!!
2013 / video-mapping
Chicken²
No fowl play here… just a little rustic charm pecking in the urban grit.
2016 / Interactive installation
Survival of the Fittest
Just because you climb the corporate ladder from the inside,
instead of scaling the walls from without, doesn’t mean
you’re any less of a beast.
2015 / videosculpture
Cycle of Revenge
Push past silent comfort zones and playfulness unravels into cruelty.
Payback takes on a life of its own, ceaselessly feeding upon itself.
2016 / interactive installation
Glory
An on-demand audience you can wear any time.