Semyon Aleksandrovsky

Another Museum. 2016. Sound Installation. Courtesy of the artist

Another Museum. 2016. Sound Installation. Courtesy of the artist


Another Museum. 2016. Sound Installation. Courtesy of the artist

Another Museum. 2016. Sound Installation. Courtesy of the artist


Another Museum. 2016. Sound Installation. Courtesy of the artist

Another Museum. 2016. Sound Installation. Courtesy of the artist


Another Museum

Sound Installation
2016 

A visitor coming to the exhibition is invited to take an audio journey to another museum. The headset one gets at the start of the route plays sounds of a walk through the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. While visitors wander through the courtyard of the Venetian palazzo, they are immersed into the ambience of the Moscow museum. The sound of a walk through the exhibition at the Pushkin museum, of random conversations, of footsteps and overall acoustics of the space transferred into the palazzo yard by means of audio recording communicates the experience of contact with another space. The spatial borders are erased, as if there was no distance between Venice and Moscow. One of important prerogatives of art is to eliminate borders and to reduce distances. Aural impressions superimposed on the visitors' view of actual reality give birth to some third space in their mind.

Travel is the most effective way of discovering the world. Today, due to the development of technology, we can travel much faster than before; and due to the Internet we can even have a glance at the remote parts of the world without leaving our own apartment. However, a personal experience and an unhurried familiarization with the place at a walking pace, as in the 19th century sentimental journeys, remain our inherent necessities and are commensurate with our contact with the world.


Semyon Aleksandrovsky (b. 1982, Perm, Russia) – actor, producer, founder of the Pop-up theatre (St.Petersburg). Graduated from St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy (artistic adviser – Lev Dodin). He has been awarded prizes of the New Siberian Transit festival (Novosibirsk, 2012, 2014), the Tekstura festival (Perm, 2012), the Breakthrough festival (St.Petersburg, 2012) in the category "Best Stage Director"; nominated for the Golden Mask Russian Theatre Award (2014, 2015, 2016).