Where Dogs Run
Central Manege, Moscow
LABORATORIA Art&Science Space at the International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow (a non-profit program) in Central Manège, Moscow with a generative installation "1, 4 ... 19" by Where Dogs Run.
generative installation: mouse, robotic maze, camera, projection
The artists explore the mechanisms of reality construction. The mouse crawls through the maze, and at each intersection selects only one of several options – all the others remain unrealised. We see not only the mouse’s chosen route, but also all missed opportunities, which turn into the virtual mice on the projection. When there is a possibility for the real mouse to meet the virtual one in the maze, a wall extends between them. The virtual mice may almost completely fill the entire maze and limit available space of the real mouse. When it is trapped between the walls, the maze stops creating virtual copies. Even without a choice, the mouse does not lose opportunities.
On the projection viewer one can observe how the past, present and future are co-existing in one reality.
The project was created at the Ural Branch of the NCCA (The National Centre for Contemporary Art) with the support of the ZAART Centre and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.