Anna Frants and Cyland MediaLab
from the series, "Explosion of a Can of
Condensed Milk After Water Has Evaporated"
robotics, video, mechanisms, found objects, polypropylene grid
St Petersburg, RU / New York City, USA, 2016
0” is modular, 3D Public Art installation.
referencing a computer grid and visually reflecting the infrastructure
of a building sans walls – Frants builds an open framework room.
of raw polypropylene cubes, the exposed framework houses objects,
videos, and movements. The interior (unlived-in lived-in) space
is empty for viewers to navigate the visuals, sounds, words, and
virtual actions of the exterior matrix and formulate their own
story. Birds chirp, recorded faces communicate, playful toys whiz
and whirl, the seas ebb and flow – each with brand names that they are
sold as or known by as characters in Frants’ theatrically staged work
first glance reminiscent of “The End” or “Mad Max”, this multimedia
environment is less а scene from a dismal future and more so an
intimate setting presented to poetically ponder a sense of self.
installation is flexible, varying from site to site, country to
country, with local materials utilized in each iteration.