Alexey Grachev – Real-time Groove

Alexey Grachev, CYLAND MediaArtLab
Installation, 2014



A huge number of connected events that our brains are unable to fully comprehend happens in the world with every second. Each process has its own temporary variable.

Just like in the technosphere, where the time is unified. When was the last time you have to adjust the clock on your computer or another electronic gadget?

The installation is intended to show that the seemingly identical things might be different from each other, being detached from the global tempo. Four identical portable players with the audio files of the same length are run simultaneously and synchronously at first glance. But after some time internal clocks diverge and create the real-time groove.