Computer programming and engineering by Alexey Grachev
Kitchen consists of 12 black drawers composed to resemble kitchen cabinets, and containing within a unique audio file that plays for the visitor each time the cabinet’s door is opened. The viewer, manipulating the cabinets by opening the each in turn, can act as composer, creating a unique opus, through the combination of select sound files in turn. Each individual has the opportunity to craft a personal soundscape that evokes not only the desires and preferences of the viewer, but also the unique moment of time spent with Kitchen itself.
Sound artist, curator, engineer, computer programmer. Born in 1980 in Kaluga, USSR. Since 2008, he has worked as a computer programmer at CYLAND Media Art Lab; since 2012, has curated audio projects and CYLAND Audio Archive (cyland.bandcamp.com). From 2015, together with Alexey Grachev, he has developed the project Subjectivization of Sound whose basis is the interaction with space and spectators. Participant of the Cyfest festival in various years, and of the Archstoyanie festival (Kaluga Region, Russia, 2014), The Creative Machine 2 exhibition (Goldsmiths, Great Britain, 2018). Lives and works in Kaluga and St. Petersburg, Russia.