MADE IN CYLAND
ELENA GUBANOVA & IVAN GOVORKOV
TO INSECTS, SENSUAL LUST
Plastic, plexiglass, print on plastic, motion sensor, DC motor, microcontroller, arduino programming
Engeneers Alexey Grachev, Sergey Komarov
The project is titled with a quote from Feodor Dostoevsky. The object itself is a five-meter model of a very common device in Russia, popularly nicknamed “flytrap”. This adhesive tape, coated with honey, to catch flies. Tape in the object is a metaphor for pleasure. When a viewer approaches the sculpture and gets into a range of sensors, the tape begins to vibrate and hum, reproducing plaintive fly sounds. The authors have tried to combine in the object in a rather sarcastic way the pathos of Dostoevsky’s expression of human pettiness with a tragedy of death.