Unfolded

Single-channel video installation; duration: 1'35",
2011

As the viewer approaches the video installation consisting of a computer standing on a typical office desk, the screen turns on and starts playing the video: viewer sees computer’s desktop, with the folder called ‘the sense of existence', the cursor moves to the folder and opens it up, a new window opens with another few folders of sub-categories... video continues ...’

A question of vital importance to humanity is lost in ordered labyrinths of virtual spaces. Each new mouse click only takes us further away from solving an issue, similarly to how progressing mass media distracts us from grasping reality. Such action turns into situationist spectacle, in which the choice of particular media as a means of understanding substitutes any effort to grasp reality and a meaning of existence within it.

‘Unfolded’ exhibited in MAMM, Moscow, Russia, 2011