Ludmila Belova – Time Capsule Tower

Ludmila Belova, CYLAND MediaArtLab
Computer programming by Sergey Komarov, Alexey Grachev
Installation, 2010

Tower Ludmila Belova

The audio object “Tower”, is open for information reading and placed into the zone of art, it is a time capsule of sorts, the one that covers the last half of a century. The tower refers both to skyscrapers, that stand for progress, and to the Tower of Babel, that is a symbol of hubris. God punished people for their hubris and disunited them – people started speaking different languages and stopped understanding each other. Progress and human intellect have now united them again with the help of Internet by affording them an opportunity to translate online from any language. In the making of this object, the artist used details of household appliances that got out of use and a portion of the musical instrument. Audio files that it contains are the sounds that related to technological progress.

Time Capsule Tower Ludmila Belova