Interactive video sculpture, 2023

production: Cyland Lab
engineers Alexey Grachev, Denis Markov and Sergey Komarov

Using amongst others 3D modeling and printing the totem consists of a clock mechanism, a monitor, and hidden video camera. It is a symbolic representation or embodiment of the concept of time and serves as a reminder of its flow, the impermanence of life or the cyclical nature of existence. Standing in front of it, the visitors speeds up the clock with their presence — the more they stand, the faster the hands spin, the ticking sound speeds up, their image on the monitor screen breaks up into pixels and disappears completely. When the visitors leave, the clock returns to the original local time position.

photos credits: 1, 2, 3 - Dementieva, 4 - Ludmila Belova