Two straight lines of 220 cm length each shaped like a pile of pressed newspapers. They move in the opposite directions: one – clockwise and another – anticlockwise (past – future). While rotating they align either vertically
or horizontally forming a “minus” or “plus” sings. The movement stops at “plus” and “minus” positions for 30 seconds.
They say that everything happens for the best, but at a certain moment «the best» gradually turns into «the worst» and vice versa. Moreover, it’s impossible to known for sure which is which: the same events may receive opposite evaluation and appraisal. Needless to say that even the Earth’s Poles change their positions from time to time.
MILL OF TIME
MILL OF TIME, Object
2013 Russian-Dutch project “Sluizen. Change of poles”, Special project of the Fifth Moscow Biennale
of Contemporary Art. Under support
of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Ministry
of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Russia-Netherlands Year 2013, the Dutch Center for International Cultural Activities SICA, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Russian Academy of Arts, “New Art” Foundation, Mondrian Foundation, Wilhelmina E. Jansen Fund.
Curators: Vitaly Patsyukov (Russia), Maarten Bertheux (Netherlands) and Kolesnikov / Denisov (Russia).
Materials: metal, old newspapers, electric motors
Size: 300 x 30 cm