Barbarian-art Gallery, June 30 - September 30 2009

with Michael Molochnikov

If one comes to think about it, one can talk about self-determination of a human being in space and about the sprawl of information links. With the increased transparency and penetrability of our world, the aura distances contract as well since the compression of the living space is directly related to the increased speed of traveling between places. Paul Virilio said that in epoch of globalization with its increasing pressure of world time, the risk of an event disappearance becomes the very essence of our history.

When habitual models of world order are being split up, our individual consciousness changes too. A human being in a globalized world is next to impossible to be conceived as an independent and key figure of the universe. He/she is more likely to be perceived as a part of media field which is a cellular structure with no centre and boundaries being constantly compressed socially, politically, financially and, what is most important, in terms of information, while an individual escape from it seems to be not feasible.

Any action of an individual has repercussions along the chain, though this chain is already under a permanent pressure that causes shock reactions. This pressure has a global character as if it is inherent in all ties, structures and human connections. An individual turns into a minute biological element a tiny brick or a molecule in superhuman social mechanisms...

<<< Home                                                             Back to the exhibitions >>>