a site-specific interactive intsallation by TUNDRA
Brusov ship, Moscow, 2014
“My Whale” is a site-specific interactive installation by Tundra for “Brusov”, a renovated ship, laid up on Moscow river and turned into an art-cluster.
There is an impressive space at the front of the ship, with panoramic windshield and hexagonal pattern on the vaulted ceiling, remained from the 80-s, the time, when “Brusov” was constructed in Austria. Standing there gives you the feeling of floating through the reflections of the Krymsky bridge lights on the river, inside a giant whale head. Looking through its eyes, listening to its songs that flow across the brain made of hexagonal cells by the wires hanging down here and there.
With some light and sound we brought this whale to life.
Each piece of the projection onto the cells was cloned from the previous one with a random changes. So each cell behaved differently, pulsating to the rythm of the whale songs. To interract with the whale the visitor could place the phone screen above the black box in the center of the room. Once the phone was above the box, the image from the screen bursted into visual patterns and audio fragments all over the cells, merging the precious moments of your life, stored at the phone, and the whale’s imagination with the speed of light.
Visuals by Alexander Letcius and Alexander Sinica, Sergey Lubashin;
Sound by Klim Suhanov and Semyon Perevoschikov of D-Pulse;
Production by Bulat Sharipov;
Shot and edited by Alexander Sinica.