Cultural code ext. 007 (643 RUS)
World Art Dubai, 2018
The Russian folk character Baba Yaga became a central figure of the art-project “Cultural code ext. 007(643 RUS)” that was showcased during the World Art Dubai contemporary art exhibition. The main objective of the project was to awake the interest toward ancient Russian history and mythology as well as to remind of the importance to preserve national cultures in the global world.
“One of the main ideas within my new project is to show the valuable connection between the past and the present. History as a part of the genetic memory is an important foundation and that is why I used elements of the Russian cultural code and ancient writing. In such a way as to combine with current universal communication symbols, I wanted to create such space where simultaneously there is room for national and global, ancient and modern, mystical and rational“, explained Irina Lagoshina.
Aesthetic goals of the art installation were supplemented by scientific. The audience was offered to take part in a small sociological survey. The purpose was to identify representative’s opinion from various cultures on several aspects of such a concept as “universal human values”.
The use of modern technology in the installation made it possible to widen its horizons from the scale of the exhibition area to possibilities of virtual reality. A specially designed application allowed the visitors to immerse into various semantic levels of the art project.