Anna Frants, CYLAND MediaArtLab
Computer technologies imbue old things with a new life. A soda fountain is transformed into a stylish multimedia device, a time machine of sorts. After inserting а real Soviet three-kopeck coin into a real Soviet soda fountain from the sixties a viewer gets, instead of a glass of apricot soda, a nostalgic video about the fact that time is a relative notion.
A Soviet soda fountain is a familiar thing to any Russian, if not from personal experience then from the movies. After inserting an obsolete 3-kopeck coin into it, the viewer might expect an effervescent drink to please the taste, but instead gets a feast for the eyes and soul: a video about the four seasons and the things past and present.