Dynamic installation “The seeds”

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Exhibition “Sounding substance”, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, 2012-2013

Within the core of the thoughts about seeds lies the idea of ​​a paradoxical natural substance, which strength equals the strength of a nuclear weapon, and is the most capacious, compact substance on the planet in grains, nuts and seeds.

Sunflower seeds, expanded hundreds of times, are powerful warheads for peaceful purposes. However, neither for an observer nor for the author of the installation, the meaning of the shedding light on this work exists, because we can only guess,  what and who is inside the seeds and what plans it has about us …

It is the whole of 7 large objects made of plastic, inside of which insralled the mechanisms which react to the approach of a person to them. “Seeds” alike a Russian children’s toy “Vanka-Vstanka” begin to sway spontaneously and make “strange” sounds.

Exhibition “Sounding substance”, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, 2012-2013

Dimensions and materials:

7 components:

Object Seeds № 1 – height 129 cm, width 70 cm, depth 50 cm.

Object Seeds № 2 – 145cm, width 70 cm, depth 50 cm.

Object Seeds №3 – 145 cm, width 75 cm, depth 70 cm.

Object Seeds №4 – 145 cm, width 75 cm, depth 60 cm.

Object Seeds № 5 – 175 cm, width 85 cm, depth 70 cm.

Object Seeds № 6 – 175 cm, width 85 cm, depth 60 cm.

Object Seeds № 7 – 175 cm, width 85 cm, depth 60 cm.

Mixed technique(foam plastic, gypsum, metal, plastic, alkyd paints, electric motors).

Exposure conditions:

Floor area 15 m2

Sockets 220 W – 7 pieces

Photo: Evgeny Vtorov