Heart, 2017

kinetic object — engine mechanism, staples, cloth with magnets, painted panel box, Arduino. Technical specialists — Vadim Cherenyov, Arsen Gasparian, 2017 

“Heart (2017) is a kinetic object, free of any political connotations, which explores the potential of animation and the language of contemporary art, as flexible in its choice of media as it is in its choice of subjects.” —  Sasha Obukhova, for Garage triennial of Russian contemporary art, 2017

The heart tissue covered with/represented by metal trash, or mysterious “spiritual bonds” from Vladimir Putin’s 2014 speech? Arduino worked with several numbers, which stood for modes of breath or heart beating, and the algorithm changed them in random order. 

vimeo.com/208452733 (breath mode)