ADA - an analog interactive installation at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moskow
Pionersky pond in Gorky Park
9/45 Krymsky Val 119049 Moscow, Russia
02.01.2013 - 23.01.2013
ADA - an analog interactive kinetic sculpture by Karina Smigla-Bobinski
Named after 19th century English mathematician, Ada Lovelace, ADA is a self-forming artwork and post-industrial “creature”, resembling a molecular hybrid from nano biotechnology. Filled up with helium and spiked with charcoals, the membrane-like globe floats freely in each room it is located and leave marks on the walls, ceilings and floors. It is meant to be a movement to experience visually, like a computer that generates unforeseeable output after receiving a command. > more
History of Garage
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture
Opened in 2008, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture is a major non-profit international project based in Moscow, dedicated to exploring and developing contemporary culture as a platform for new thinking. Garage brings important international modern and contemporary art and culture to Moscow, to raise the profile of Russian contemporary culture and to encourage a new generation of Russian artists. These aims are explored through a series of exhibitions ranging from major surveys of important collections to single-artist retrospectives and group exhibitions. Garage also hosts a strong program of special events, including talks, film screenings, workshops, performances and creative activities for children and young people. In addition, there is a publishing program that is being developed.
Garage is a project of The IRIS Foundation, founded by Dasha Zhukova. > more
Art Experiment 3
In January 2013, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture’s legendary Art Experiment returns. Art Experiment 3 takes on a new twist - running for nearly a month in Garage’s new pavilion in Gorky Park this year organisers are keeping activities a close guarded secret. Visitors are invited to come and unlock hidden doors to other worlds and see ‘clouds’ as they have never seen them before, when the project opens on 2nd January.
Art Experiment 3 promises to create a unique journey, offering new routes to explore contemporary culture. Taking inspiration from the universe and exploring the relationship between the microscopic and the macroscopic, artists will create installations that help visitors discover new ways of seeing the world. Visitors are instructed to ‘be imaginative, be creative and be prepared’.
The annual event, which began in 2010, enables visitors to interact with art in new and unexpected ways. Last year’s Art Experiment - which attracted over 6,000 visitors - invited participants to take over Garage for two days of painting, sticking, drawing, carving and baking, filling the space with their own ideas and creative energy. Participants were offered a series of surprising and surreal encounters with the magical and bizarre. Work included Martin Creed’s Half the air in a given space and surrealist art biscuits and sensory still life paintings with the British duo Bompas & Parr. > more
ADA A large helium filled ball, studded with charcoal, floats in the gallery space as part of an interactive work created by artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski. Visitors can try to control the playful inflatable installation and experiment with the marks the ball creates on the surrounding walls, which accumulate with each collision.
Karina Smigla-Bobinski Karina Smigla-Bobinski was born in Stettin, Poland and currently lives and works as a freelance artist in Munich and Berlin, Germany. She studied painting and visual communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland and Munich, Germany. She is an inter-media artist working with both analog and digital mediums and has exhibited internationally, at venues including FILE Electronic LanguageInternational Festival in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; FACT Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool, UK; Festinova - InternationalFestival of Contemporary Art, Georgia; VideoAKT Biennal in Berlin, Germany;LOOP Video Art Fair in Barcelona, Spain; Busan Biennale, South Korea; Museo al Aire Libre in Ciudad de la Escultura in Mérida, Mexico and La Biennale di Venezia, Italy.
CLOUD This large-scale interactive installation by Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garret invites visitors to stand beneath the ‘cloud’ and collectively make it flicker and pulsate by pulling on cords to dim and illuminate thousands of individual light bulbs.
Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett CLOUD is co-created by Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett. Based in Calgary, Brown and Garrett collaborate frequently, working with diverse mediums and materials, ranging from 16mm celluloid to re-appropriated architectural waste. The duoexplores themes of public interaction, art in unexpected spaces, re-use of domestic waste and community collaboration. Their work CLOUD was first shown as part of the Nuit Blanche festival in Calgary in 2012. The artists are presently creating a second edition of CLOUD on-site at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture for Art Experiment in 2013. This will be the first time CLOUD has been shown outside of Canada.
PODS Singaporean artist Danielle Tay has created an extraordinary universe of ‘pods’, each offering the visitor a completely otherworldly experience. This immersive installation engages the senses of touch, smell and sound.
Danielle Tay Danielle Tay (b. 1990) is a Singaporeanartist who completed her Diploma in Fine Arts at Lasalle College of the Arts in 2010 and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree at Slade School of Fine Art (UCL). Her entry for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize was selected and exhibited under the next 20 best Singaporean artworks section for the 2010 Sovereign Asian Art Prize exhibition in 2010. Her first solo exhibition was at TriSpace and entitled Disposable Cities.
Aquarius This labyrinth of tunnels and glowing chambers invites audiences to enter the ‘Age of Aquarius’. Artist Jason Hackenwerth’s ethereal installation takes the viewer on a symbolic journey, beyond the mind, to a place where time is suspended so that sound,movement and light may inform the heart.
Jason Hackenwerth Jason Hackenwerth was born in 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, and he currently lives and works in New York. In 2011, he received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. Hackenwerth’s sculptural practice incorporates non-conventional and ephemeral materials, notably the use of balloons. He has held solo shows at the Guggenheim Museum, Art Basel Miami Beach, the Hong Kong Art Fair and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Marble Fashion Artists Hsiao-Chi Tsai and Kimiya Yoshikawa have created A Sunshine, an installation where colorful moving images are superimposedonto mirrored and white sculptural surfaces. The work offers a powerful visual experience, which at once suggests both exotic flowers and infinite, cosmological formations. Visitors are invited to create their own marble fashion responding to the installation; experimenting with light, color and pattern.
Hsiao-Chi Tsai and Kimiya Yoshikawa The work of internationally acclaimed London-based artists Hsiao-Chi Tsai (b.1981, Taiwan) and Kimiya Yoshikawa (b.1980, Japan) derives from a fascination with color, shape and form, together with an appreciation of intricate detail and pattern. Working with modern materials and techniques, they create dynamic works that are vibrant and engaging by daylight yet take on an entirely different character in the dark. Recent sculptural commissions include the award-winning public sculpture The Lion for London Chinatown, a series of large-scale window installations for the department store Harvey Nichols, London, UK and most recently, an outdoor sculpture for Hamamatsu City, Japan. Exhibitions include a solo show at PM Gallery & House, London, as well as group shows Very Fun Park at the Fubon Art Foundation, Taiwan and Origin, shown as part of London design week.
Fruit Weather The fantastic duo Bompas & Parr return to Art Experiment with Fruit Weather, a fruit-based weather system for your tongue. The installation explodes fruit to the scale of buildings, spatializing flavor to become an immersive and inhabitable cloud.
Bompas & Parr Bompas & Parr's work focuses on theinterrelationship between synaesthesia, performance and setting. From just Sam Bompas and Harry Parr in 2007, when Bompas & Parr was founded, the studio has slowly grown to its current structure in response to the possibility ofgenerating a wide-range of projects. The studio now consists of a team of about 10 people, from cooks and specialized technicians, to architects, graphic designers and administrators. In addition to the projects realized in-house, Bompas & Parr contract structural engineers and other specialists, and collaborate with curators, cultural practitioners and scientists. They havepreviously created works for the Barbican Art Gallery; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; London Design Festival; Selfridges; San FranciscoMuseum of Modern Art; Serpentine Gallery; Victoria & Albert Museum and the Wellcome Collection.