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/ The Lookout /, Fort Constantine, Kronstadt, July 2019

Videoinstallation « Unforeseen Obligation YX7913XY »

Video projection on the surface of moving water Video 4 min, cuvette 120/70 cm with water, water filtration pump According to many cognitive theories, creativity is the only human, personal and mysterious component of our « Self ». Hypothetically, psychological “Self” is a combination of conscious and unconscious ideas about reality ; intuition, dreams, associations are windows into the unconscious “Self” and source of creative impulses. Perhaps, these are our personal paths, orienting us to the elusive modern labyrinths of virtual revolutions. The density of social networks as well as the quantity and quality of virtual dimension are rapidly increasing ; stream of news in which reality and facts do not differ from fake; rating systems that change the familiar social connections are all absorbed by the modern Self, transforming the relations between the conscious and the unconscious, the rational and the irrational. The Video installation "Unforeseen obligation YX7913XY" is a reflection on the possible inequality of these two cognitions - that of the real world and that of the virtual world. In both cases we quench our thirst for knowledge. Cognition of contemporary virtuality might not engage all our sensory systems. Could it be a stimulus for that deep unconscious association, which, perhaps, is the impulse for our creativity? Virtual has become our second, and very comfortable, oxygen. Do we still choose the proportion between virtuality and reality in our life? What role does creativity play in interpreting the life process in the era of virtual revolutions? Is it still revealing our unconscious to interact with the outside worlds? Is it the very goal of our many-sided all-powerful « Self » that transforms any reality?