The room of desires.
Courtesy of the artist; commissioned by the 4th Ural Biennial
The images used in the commissioned installation by Lyudmila Kalinichenko were taken from the “maps of desires”
spread on the Internet by people from all over the world. Through this projection of personal dreams, wishes, and
aspirations, the sacred is embedded into technology, as real-world superstitions and desires are transferred into
digital space. The installation employs the pictures as an accumulation of a “collective consciousness”; this ritual
of materialization, where people collect images of what they want, is transformed into a space of universal desires.
3600*3600*3600 mm / light box / material: fabric, foam, drywall.