Root
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Root

interactive installation
trunk | resine | videoplayers | polarized screens
2012
Exhibitions

Galerie Charlot / Root. Paris (FR) 2012

Show Off. Paris (FR) 2014

While on a walk in Siberia, the artist came upon an old tree stump anchored in the earth.  He undertook a complete extraction of the root system and used it as the basis for the installation.  Parts of the roots were coated with white resin, and the entire system is suspended from the ceiling, allowing visitors to move freely beneath it.  Video screens hang at eye level near the ends of the root and appear at first to be blank, but when a visitor positions one of the nearby polarizing filters in front of them hidden animations spring to life.  Ordinary scenes from the life of a family unfold, depicting moments together in nature, and seem to conjure up memories of the human life cycle the tree witnessed before it ultimately lost its own.

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.
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.
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.
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?
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.