CASH: IX Shiryaevo Biennale of Contemporary Art

ЕДА: МЕЖДУ ЕВРОПОЙ И АЗИЕЙ
FOOD: BETWEEN EUROPE AND ASIA

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Back 2003: Food

Владимир Логутов | Vladimir Logutov

communication without limits
media object

On the river bank there stands an old telephone, the cable comes into water and it's constantly ringing asking to take the receiver. Having lifted the receiver, the user hears a voice from the river bottom, which, in rough form, demands food from the individual involved.

This object brings us to the mythology of the Zhiguli mountains and creates new myths itself. Many tourist sightseeing places are covered with the atmosphere of legends and customs. For example, "chizhik-pyzhik" in St.-Petersburg. A small monument, but everybody knows it, and many tourists have thrown coins in it. In such a way, a telephone could have become the same means of communication between the tourist and "the place" with its own mythology and customs.