‘Debris’ recalls anti-tank obstacle defence (also known as ‘Gorikker hedgehogs’ after their creator) in the shape of three-dimensional iron structures, widely used for protection during wartime).

The transformation of these brutal systems in glowing ‘stars’ serves as the perpetuation of the memory of the brilliant in their simplicity engineering decisions crucial at crysis. On the other hand, they are forever taken from the field of concrete historical memories to cultural archetypes.

Alexey Grachev

Sound artist, engineer, computer programmer. Born in 1983 in Kaluga, USSR. Graduated from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University (Russia). Completed the program “School for Young Artists” at the Pro Arte Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia). Artist, technical director and chief engineer of CYLAND MediaArtLab. Participant of the World Event Young Artists Festival (Nottingham, Great Britain, 2012), Cyfest Festivals, special project Urbi et Orbi at the 6th Moscow Biennale (Russia, 2015), The Creative Machine 2 (Goldsmiths, Great Britain, 2018). Participant of The Arts Work of the Future (Tate Exchange, UK, 2018). Since 2015, together with Sergey Komarov, he has developed the sound project Subjectivization of Sound whose basis is the interaction with space and spectators. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.