by Anna Frants and CYLAND MediaArtLab
Monitors, broken glass, wrench, video
2021, St. Petersburg
is an unidentified object? Is it a homeless person without ID? Could it
be any thing of an unusual shape? In fact, it could be anything about
which we do not have enough information.
to Marcel Duchamp, artists do not
necessarily have to create a work of art: they might just choose an
unidentified/ unknown/ found/ ready-made object and put it into the
context of a museum or gallery, thus turning it into an object d’art.
character in an old Soviet film claims that he could attach “this
thingy” to a readymade object, “and it’s gonna fly”, thus transforming
it into an Unidentified Flying Object, which does not have to have the
shape of a saucer. Anna Frants, a new-media artist, attaches electronic
devices and thingies to her readymade or reclaimed objects. This
probably would not make them fly, but it might make them ready to
perceive the cosmos and explore chaos.