Ike

Catastrophe add 003 cr

Alexander Plusnin

2016

Object, 50 x 50 cm.
Materials: wood, graphite

Ike is named after the hurricane that hit the American continent in 2008 and constitutes part of the Plusnin’s Hurricane series. The artist encompasses the dramatic and traumatic episode from a considerable distance thus turning its image almost into a miniature. The artwork of such a format remind of a small screen of a smartphone or of some other screen, the carrier of any information that circulates in the human society. In such a way the format signifies the greater density of information, a kind of compression without loss of quality. As most of Plusnin’s artworks, this one, as art historian Sergey Popov claims, possesses super-density and the super-conductivity of meaning, associations, and ideas.

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