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Media Object, 2017

The work is dedicated to a transitional state. The combination of two set phrases in the title creates a pun: “rip entry” means a clean entry of divers into the water, and “Rest In Peace” denotes crossing over to the afterworld. The artist makes 153 dives from a rock to the sea in Crimea, and 120 — in a swimming pool, registering the moment of touching the water: this is the border of two environments and two states — life and death. Everything is tied up to the combinatory alchemic number “273”. The time of dive is registered by the Apple Watch, and the time of submersion — by the static camera in UNIX format. When the author crosses the water surface on a projection, the viewer sees how much time elapsed from the moment of that dive to the current moment.

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