Ludmila Belova – Free Wi-Fi

Ludmila Belova
Interactive media objects, 2016
Supported by CYLAND MediaArtLab


Staircases are probably the only city spaces that have not been subjected to the strong impact of time. Faзades change, interiors change, but staircases remain unchanged. While we wait for somebody, we look through the peephole. This is inextricably linked to expectation, apprehension and curiosity. In this work, however, what we see in the peephole does not look like regular visitors. It is the identifying code for Wi-Fi waves, and there is no need to look through the peephole in order to allow them into one’s home. Wi-Fi here is an image of the internet, an image of modern life in the “clouds”, in different spaces simultaneously; it is an assertion of the smooth cyber-evolution of the human being.