A three-act catalogue of machines with poetic descriptions. Installations changing through time, interactive objects, texts.
The Catalogue of Simple Machines is a list of artistic strategies, in which each strategy is presented as a machine: an object that performs a minimal action, either on its own or through the viewer. These actions are extremely monotonous and mechanistic, and the materials from which these Frankenstein machines are assembled are extremely aromantic and ordinary: everyday food, cardboard, paper, text.
On a formal level, all the machines come together around the journey of the Great Martyr Irina, which we can trace from beginning to end in three "steps" according to the three-part division of the catalog. Machines are sometimes accompanied by textual poetic descriptions, which are also more "collected" than created from everyday life, quotes and various remnants.
The great martyrs were daughters of rulers and other persons overshadowed by power high-ranking officials and commanders rich daddies like Peskov's daughter, but with one nuance: to avoid sexual violence, so common in those patriarchal societies they gave themselves to Christ with all the guts of their pampered bodies with all your guts filled with resin severed legs or, say, breasts and fingers.
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Catalogue of Simple Machines in PDF
The whole project was collected in the form of a paper catalog