V. Hour


(Cosmogony for a plumber with pipes in 5 acts)

Video installation/mixed media, 2008

together with Olga Bortsova

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Scientists suppose that the Big Bang leading to the birth of a new Universe could happen anytime anywhere on the Earth. So to say, it could really happen in your kitchen or your bathroom. And it’s up to the plumber to play the role of the local Demiurge, while the start of the process is signaled by a devastating accompaniment of breaking water-pipes. This sound brings to life the video with a demiurgeous plumber creating his own water-supply Universe. It is a young galaxy in progress. “V. Hour” is a progressing video installation. Everybody may fancy himself a Universe engineer at will and take part in the cosmogony by making changes to the construction created before.