Maxim Svishev & Andrey Svibovitch
Outside the Window
Video documentation of installation
This work was initially created for a space at the Transport Academy. The image of the track of a tractor is a phantom connecting the eras, as the time is grinding space. The installation is vertical, placing the viewer in a confined space from where it feels as if the giant track of a tank is approaching. But the light shining through it is the light of a remaining hope that the grinding destructive motion can be stopped. The clanging sound of the tracks transforms into the solemn cosmic enlightenment of a choral. The installation was exhibited at the parallel program of the European biennale of contemporary art Manifesta 10 in 2014 in St. Petersburg and is the artist’s presentiment on the recent events of growing aggression in the world.
Creator of the projects Poliar Poliar and The Voices of St. Petersburg has also worked under his real name, Svibovich. Member of the III art group. Organizer of music events in and outside St. Petersburg, collaborated with Western artists and Russian labels such as Nervmusic, How2Make and Safe’N’Sound. Frequent participant of the Electro-Mechanica festival. Published on the Music Kollektive. Worked as a sound designer and audio artist: Unsubdued 17 studio, Loft Project Etagi, contemporary art museums and galleries, Erarta, Compot gallery, Pro Arte foundation for arts and culture.