Oil on canvas, LEDs, polished steel; 119 x 150 cm

Engineering: Alexey Grachev


The artists introduce a new element into the classic structure of a picture that is painted in the canonical manner of Constructivism of the 1920s.  Morse Code, in which the American astronauts communicate with each other (lights blinking on the canvas’ surface)… “Charlie, this is Delta, do you read me, over?  Delta, this is Charlie, go ahead, over!”… is, on the one hand, a certain alien element brought into old media by new technologies.  On the other hand, this narrative in a demonstrably abstract structure of the canvas detonates the picture’s plane and reveals the depth and multidimensionality of the space, making it volumetric.