«ABSORBING CONCEPTS / Sokal’s Self-Reflecting Mystification» 2017

From the series «Skins of Conceptual Constructions»

There are different kinds of texts near the object: philosophy, novel, news articles, historical, poetic, scientific etc. A visitor can take a page with a text and shows it to the camera. The object “takes a look” at a page, analyzes the information, and then it comes into motion.

The more the text is absorbed with concepts, the longer and more varied the object’s activity. The most animated fragments shoot bright liquid. Colorful matter flows out of the apertures - yellow (if more romantic adjectives), blue (if more philosophical terms), red (if more pronouns) and black (if more aggressive verbs).

The construction gradually splatters itself and the area underneath with splashes and jets of color. Pure colors mix and create a complex palette.
Philosophers create concepts, slowing down extracted fragments of the chaotic field, and “Skins of Conceptual Constructions” is the reverse acceleration of concepts up to their return to the abstract painting…

250x250x250 Polymers, metal, motors, video camera, movie device
Software and control system: Valery Karpov, Dmitry Dobrynin

Exhibition "Innovation as an Artistic Technique", The State Hermitage Museum,2018

The exhibition Daemons the machine, Laboratoria Art&Science Foundation, MMOMA. Photo by Yuri Palmin, 2018

Exhibition of CYBERFEST 10th, International Festival of Media Art, 2017

Complexity Observer

From the series «Skins of Conceptual Constructions»

in common with a studio of roboto-technic by Polytechnic Museum
100x90x60 sm, metal, polymers, plexiglass, motor

Human intellect during the evolution produces new and new, more confusing semantic structures and images of the imaginary world - the world of inferences, semantic chains, ideas, theories and descriptions. Some of them became a command to actions, others are turning into objects and technologies, but most of them exist like a pure abstraction, metaphysical phantasms, invisibly colonize our consciousness.

Once-born they like viruses and bacteria settle people's minds, begin to spreading and multiply, making new relations and influence on the livelihoods, to more and more confuse human’s thoughts and take us away from our natural nature.
Robotic interactive art-objects from the cycle "Shell of semantic structures", are bodies of philosophical concepts and ideas, such as "Deleuze's rhizom", "Aristoteles's substance", “a priori by Kant”, “Bergson's duration”, etc..

The concept of this project can be presented as an attempt to reduce the evolutionary distance that separates modern human from his future formation. To the time when thought processes and technologies will unimpeded penetrate to animate and inanimate nature, organic and synthetic objects, physical and metaphysical phenomena.

Several technological objects of art will be making from modern composite materials, polymers, carbon fiber reinforcement, servos and actuators. The motor activity will be quirky, unpredictable, sometimes very slowly, but always will depends from a visitor. Each object is accompanied by the philosophical text.

The projections of shadows from moving constructions on walls will transform a hall into a weird space, to give viewers an opportunity to doubt is he into the field of his own consciousness or into fantastic territory inhabited by half-dead techno-biological creatures...